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In partnership with CTV Winnipeg, we select three volunteer programs to highlight every year at the Annual Volunteer Awards Dinner. These videos feature community Changemakers - volunteers who saw a need, took initiative, and found a way to fill that need. By volunteering their time, these Changemakers not only helped their community, they also helped themselves.

They, and so many others like them, define for us what it means to be a volunteer!


The VM Changemakers - 2020

The North End Women's Centre

NEWC is a community-based organization that has been serving women and their families since 1984. NEWC provides women with support, knowledge, and opportunity as they move forward on their journey towards independence and healthier lifestyle.

NEWC's purpose is to provide a friendly atmosphere, where women can receive the understanding, support, and resources they need to make informed choices about their lives. Resources include, but are not limited to, information, referrals, counseling, outreach, employment programs,
transitional housing, groups, and volunteer opportunities.

To learn more, visit www.newcentre.org

Brandon MCC Thrift Shop

The Brandon MCC Thrift Shop has been around since 1973, and is part of a larger network of non-profit thrift shops that support the local and global projects of the Mennonite Central Committee

(MCC). Proudly serving Brandon and the Westman community for 45 years, the Thrift Shop relies on generosity and donations in order to deliver the following benefits: providing a meaningful opportunity to volunteer, improving the lives of local families by offering useful items at affordable prices, and supporting relief and development work in over 65 countries around the world.

To learn more, visit https://thrift.mcc.org

Rainbow Resource Centre

The Rainbow Resource Centre (RRC) offers support to the 2SLGBTQ+ community in the form of counselling, education, and programming for individuals ranging from children through to 55+. It also supports families, friends, and employers of 2SLGBTQ+ individuals. RRC has a volunteer program, community library, and coordinates the community-led groups and committees that meet at RRC.

PFFOTI (Parents, Family, And Friends of Trans Individuals) is a social support group that exists to talk, listen, support and work towards understanding the thoughts, feelings, and conflicts that often go hand-in-hand with having a loved one who identifies as transgender. To learn more about Rainbow Resource Centre, and the community groups, visit www.rainbowresourcecentre.org


The VM Changemakers - 2019

Thrive Thrift Store

Thrive Thrift Store is a social enterprise arm of Thrive Community Support Circle. The shop supports community needs by providing affordable clothing, toys, linens & household items.

It also aims to empower families and individuals by providing volunteer opportunities where individuals can learn employment, social and life skills and gain work experience!

To learn more, visit www.facebook.com/thrivethriftshop

1Just City

1JustCity is an organization that supports three drop-in community centres in Winnipeg's core neighbourhoods: West Broadway, the West End and Osborne Village. They provide daily meals, art programming, senior's programs, haircuts, showers, laundry, toiletries, and clean undergarments. In the winter months, they also run the pop-up warming centre in Osborne Village: Just a Warm Sleep.

Each of the 1Just City drop-in sites serve those living with addictions, those without a place to call home, or those shunned by others based on race, income and sexual orientation.

To learn more, visit www.1justcity.ca

Ndinawe

Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc. (Ndinawe) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping at-risk youth in Winnipeg. Since 1993, their integrated services have been connecting vulnerable children and youth aged 11-17 with the shelter, culture, recreation, education, outreach and support they need for safe and healthy lives.

Open every day of the year, Ndinawe is an immediate and reliable place of safety, connection and support for youth during times of high risk when other resources are unavailable to them.

To learn more, visit https://ndinawe.ca


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