Expanded Ma Mawi Chi Itata Centre Reopens

By Brian Schultz

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre
Renovations on phase two of the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, 445 King Street (THREE WAY BUILDERS)

The newly renovated Ma Mawi Chi Itata Centre opened Thursday in the Point Douglas area.

The renovations add nearly 9,000-square-feet of space to allow for support services for aboriginal children, youth, individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in a culturally appropriate manner.

The $1.5 million project was funded by the City of Winnipeg through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy.

“Being able to witness the relief displayed by youth upon securing housing, speaks volumes about the success of the program. This partnership has allowed us to offer supports that build capacity which in turn results in bigger and brighter futures for those we assist,” said Erin Leonzio, housing specialist for the centre.

Mayor Sam Katz and Elmwood-Transcona MP Lawrence Toet were on hand for the reopening. The city and federal government have an agreement to support organizations that assist people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Winnipeg.


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