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The Children's Museum: Raising funds for accessibility at this iconic Manitoba kids destination

Raising funds for accessibility at this iconic Manitoba kids destination

Part 2: Discover what the Children’s Museum offers beyond their famous fun-filled exhibits. Ask kids or adults of a certain age, what comes to mind when they think of the Children’s Museum, and you’ll likely get an enthusiastic “fun” as the response. What they might not initially realize is the significant depth of learning that […]

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The Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation: Building a stronger community

The Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation: Building a stronger community

Part 1: This local group is strengthening their neighbourhood by offering homeownership assistance. A Winnipeg neighbourhood organization is helping families overcome financial obstacles to homeownership, all while adding value to their community. The Chalmers Home Buyer Assistance Program, offered by the Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation (CNRC), assists families with the initial purchasing costs of homes […]

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Pulford Community Living Services makes social impact a top priority

Pulford Community Living Services makes social impact a top priority

Providing support for people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Winnipeg-based Pulford Community Living Services looks ahead to the future — expanding programs, day services and partnerships with fellow community-minded organizations.  Read part one: Winnipeg organization is building independence and a place to call home  “An equal and inclusive world.” The vision of Pulford Community […]

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So you're thinking of starting a small business

Resources for starting a small business

So you’re thinking of starting a small business. No doubt you have plenty of questions running through your mind. Many of you will turn to “Small Business for Dummies” or similar publications for some sense of direction. No problem with that as you should explore all avenues of information and discovery if contemplating taking such […]

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considering a new business or expanding an existing one?

Financing your Business

Considering starting a new business or expanding an existing one? The Assiniboine Credit Union Business Financial Centre (BFC) is here to help. Here are a few options to consider when deciding how to finance the endeavor. Here are a few options that are available: The Manitoba Business Start Program, available through the BFC, provides government-guaranteed […]

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Starting a small business?

Starting a small business?

Every week, I receive several inquiries from Manitobans looking to start a business. Most of the questions are the same; “How do I apply for a small business loan?” and “What documents do I need?” If you’re wondering about starting a business, and have questions, here are a few tips to think about.   Develop […]

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Urban Circle Training Centre: The wellness of one is the wellness of all.

Urban Circle Training Centre: The wellness of one is the wellness of all.

In 1990, a small group of women from Winnipeg’s North End were volunteering at a secondhand clothing outlet and wanted to get training that would lead to full-time employment. Together with the help of the volunteer coordinator, they put together a proposal for funding and the first 6-month training program for 12 women was launched. […]

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Reconciliation Lives Here

Reconciliation Lives Here

When Maclean’s magazine dubbed Winnipeg “Canada’s Most Racist City” in 2015, Winnipeggers were shocked. But rather than acting defensively, the community took action to tackle the huge issue of healing and reconciling Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples. Mayor Brian Bowman declared 2016 the “Year of Reconciliation”, and institutions and community-based organizations alike increased their efforts […]

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