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Since the establishment of the institution in 1996, the Al-Hijra Islamic School has become well respected for innovative learning. Emphasis is on student-centered, hands-on, technology. Al-Hijra Islamic School is a member of the UNESCO Schools Network.
The mission of Augustine United Church is to worship God, care for each other, seek justice, and deepen one's faith in an inclusive, affirming Christian community. Their vision is to grow in spirit, kinship and number by offering a variety of opportunities for spiritual growth and by serving communities beyond our walls through the power of God's transformative love in human action. As part of their values they are a community that seeks justice, caring, respectful relationships, inclusiveness, a welcoming spirit and spiritual growth.
Bernstein’s is a family owned and operated traditional deli offering a specialty grocery section and deli counter, a breakfast and lunch restaurant as well as a catering service. Trying to incorporate local goods and producers when possible, Bernstein's makes old-fashioned homemade comfort food, which is hard to find! Deli culture and nostalgia for good quality homemade food is what Bernstein's prides itself on.
As Canada’s leading child and youth mentoring charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens. Our mission is to provide children with mentors for friendship, support and guidance. The impact that mentoring has to a child is empowering, but not only does mentoring directly impact a child or youth it also impacts our community. Helping children reach their full potential can lead to a reduction in poverty and unemployment, safer schools and neighborhoods, and a new generation of civic-minded adults!
Churchill High School has a long tradition of excellence in academics, athletics, and co-curricular involvement. Their staff is dedicated to quality instruction, care and concern for students, and persistence in providing a positive learning environment for them to develop their personal growth. The building also houses a second school, Collège Churchill. Churchill High School offers excellent academic programs, including the Flexible Learning and Special Education Programs.
Collège Jeanne-Sauvé's motto is "Foundations for Tomorrow" and their mission is to empower students to become lifelong learners and to realize their potential as resourceful and responsible citizens.They strive to provide students with opportunities to reach their potential and seek excellence through various learning experiences while promoting independence, respect and good citizenship; nurturing the skills necessary for lifelong learning; and enhancing their skills in both official languages. Collège Jeanne-Sauvé provides a collaborative atmosphere so that their students have the opportunity to grow in a safe, open and caring environment.
Diversity Food Services is a joint venture of the University of Winnipeg's Community Renewal Corporation's (UWCRC) and SEED Winnipeg to deliver quality food services to the University of Winnipeg. The mandare of Diversity Food Services is developing nutritious, fairly-priced and ethnically diverse food options. Diversity will focus, wherever possible, on locally sourced foods, organic ingredients and a commitment to fair-trade practices.
École Golden Gate Middle School is a dual track (French-English), middle years school belonging to the St. James Assiniboia School Division.
Their purpose is to provide a safe, nurturing and cooperative environment that will guide and encourage each individual: to develop mind and body to full potential; to foster respect for school, home and community; respect for self and others; to enjoy and take pride in learning, belonging, achieving and caring. These goals are promoted in a setting dedicated to providing a full education in both official Canadian languages. As a UNESCO candidate school for the third year, they focus and integrate the UNESCO pillars of learning into the curriculum.
Fernwood Publishing produces critical non-fiction that inform, enlighten and challenge readers. As a book publisher, our goals are not merely economic, but also political. In confronting issues of race, class, gender and sexuality in the books that we publish, it is our hope that we can be part of the process of change. We also aim to provide authentic opportunities to first time authors and to groups who are often silent or silenced in today’s media. We are not afraid to take risks in this regard and, because of our confidence in the quality of the work we choose to publish, many of our first time authors remain with us throughout their publishing career.
Green Action Centre is a non-profit, non-governmental hub for greener living based in Winnipeg, serving Manitoba.They promote greener living through environmental education and encourage practical green solutions for homeowners, workplaces, schools and communities.
Hendren Homes, a division of Foster Built Homes, specializes in residentrial new home contruction. They are a second generation home builder that is dedicated to building quality family homes.
Manitoba Eco-Network is a non-profit organization which promotes positive environmental action. Our organization's mission is to facilitate environmental awareness and expand community connections. We educate, we facilitate, we celebrate!
Menno Simons College is a centre for excellence in International Development Studies and Conflict Resolution Studies and is a college of the Canadian Mennonite University in affiliation with The University of Winnipeg.
Menno Simons College aspires to embody values of justice, peace and service, both in their teaching and in their lives. They value academic freedom, and desire to grow as a meeting place where diverse communities can address local and global issues with appreciation for differing perspectives. Students from all backgrounds and orientations are invited to join in building this vital learning community.
MGEU represents 40,000 working Manitobans, making it the largest union in the province. MGEU “activists” elected from the membership work closely with professional MGEU staff to bargain with employers to achieve better wages, benefits and working conditions;assist members when they have concerns about their workplace or feel they've been treated unfairly; monitor and influence policy that will affect members' interests and concerns.
Since 1885, New Directions has been evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of the Winnipeg community. We have redefined ourselves and our services to work better with children, youth, adults and families as they chart their own course within the community. Our services are divided into three categories: Counselling, Assessment, Support and Prevention Programs; Training and Education Programs; and Residential and Support Programs. We strive to offer everyone the same opportunities to achieve the life they’ve dreamed of – a life full of promise, potential, respect and self-worth. We believe in a person-centred approach.
The North End Community Renewal Corporation is a non-profit community renewal organization with a mandate to promote the economic, social and cultural renewal of the North End of Winnipeg. The Corporation provides a co-ordinating role and a strategic focus for renewal activities that improves the quality of housing, creates jobs, upgrades commercial and industrial areas, implements employment development programs, reduces crime, and improves the overall image of the north end. NECRC is committed to CED principles and Local Procurement.
St. James Collegiate is a senior school in Winnipeg. Their mission is to provide students with the opportunity to develop academic skills and interests in a modern technological environment with the appropriate kinds of knowledge and skills for the world in which they live.
They strive to develop students who are open-minded, respectful, hard-working, caring and knowledgeable. To do this they value the pursuit of individual excellence; connections with the local and global community; diversity of people, perspectives and opportunities; social responsibility, through their words and actions while working together in a safe, healthy and welcoming environment.
Stevenson- Britannia has been operating since 1997, both as an Adult Learning Centre and an Adult Literacy Program. They are committed to providing a learning environment which is not only supportive and accepting but also appropriate for adult learners of all ages. Their vision is to enhance the quality of life for each and every learner through knowledge and education. They acknowledge that education can help adults make changes in their lives, treat people with fairness, respect and dignity, and encourage the development, application and evaluation of new knowledge, skills and ideas.
Taking Charge! (1995) is a non-profit, charitable organization that annually provides programs and services to 325 single parents and women who are working towards economic independence. Taking Charge! provides intake/assessment, planning and goal-setting; personal development and pre-employment programs; academic upgrading, with the goal of post-secondary training and/or employment.
Vincent Massey Collegiate is committed to meeting the needs of the mind, the body and the soul. They are a dynamic and vibrant school which boasts rich and innovative learning opportunities for all of their student population. They provide a structured and secure educational environment for students, along with freedom for personal development and decision-making. Vincent Massey is a school where integrity and diversity are appreciated, and where students prepare themselves to be actively involved and responsible world citizens.
Websites.ca helps small businesses to get their information out on the Internet, attract new business, and sometimes even to sell products and services online. The #1 thing they've learned is that their relationship with customers is what matters the most. They work hard to make great looking websites that work great, but their focus is on treating their customers how they themselves want to be treated. Answering the phone when customers call, keeping customers up to date on their projects, they are honest and direct, and sincerely want to help their customers succeed.
The WestEnd Commons includes a social housing project and a Neighbourhood Resource Centre. The Neighbourhood Resource Centre operates as a social enterprise and provides a rental space service to accomodate meeting and event needs.