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Tea for Wii Chii

The University of Winnipeg Foundation


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As we continue to navigate through the complications caused by COVID-19, we hope you enjoy learning how the Centre has adapted to the ever-changing environment through the below video and Wii Chiiwaakanak’s 2020 Year in Review.

The Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre is designed to reflect our community's needs for an educational gathering place that is inclusive and accessible by focusing efforts on Indigenous, low-income, and new Canadians who benefit from additional avenues for gaining access to educational programming. All of the programs, including Spring Break Camp, Sacred Seven, Science Explorers/Homework Club, Women's Self Defense, Learning Anishinaabemowin and Pow Wow Club are free of charge and open to all families and individuals regardless of age, knowledge, or ability. 

The Centre is not physically open and is not receiving the same funding it normally does throughout the year. However, the team has continued working to make the lives of families in the programs a little easier, especially during this crisis. The transition to online programming — both with core programming and new program development — continues to take place and has been an important part of supporting families and youth to overcome these unprecedented times. It is thanks to generous donors that Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre is able to provide Winnipeg’s inner-city community free and open access to meeting spaces, after-school homework clubs, and numerous cultural programs.

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If you have any questions, please contact Leadership Giving Manager, Rayna Rieger by phone at (204) 786-9899 or by email at r.rieger@uwinnipeg.ca.