This August you might notice some increased activity around the Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre. Artists Kenneth Lavallee and Annie Beach, the people at Synonym Art Consultation, and community members are coming together to cover the Helen Betty Osborne Building with a Star Blanket mural.
The Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre is a community partnership initiative that provides pathways to educational and capacity building opportunities. It is designed to reflect our neighbours’ needs for an educational gathering place that is inclusive and accessible by focusing our efforts on Indigenous, low-income and new Canadians who benefit from additional avenues for gaining access to educational programming. All of their programs are free of charge and open to all families and individuals regardless of age, knowledge, or ability.
Current programs include Spring Break Camp, Sacred Seven, Science Explorers, Women's Self Defense, Learning Anishinaabemowin and Pow Wow Club.
It is thanks to generous donors that Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre is able to open its doors every day, allowing Winnipeg’s inner-city community free and open access to meeting spaces, and numerous cultural programs.
Our goal is to raise $5,000 to help support the free programming at The Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre. If you don’t want to make a gift online, you can also send a cheque to:
The University of Winnipeg Foundation
901 - 491 Portage Avenue,
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E4
Call toll-free: 1-866-394-6050.
Please make sure to mark your gift for Tea for Wii Chii and your gift will be counted towards this initiative!