We connect at-risk youth with the shelter, culture, recreation, education, outreach and support they need for safe and healthy lives.

About Ndinawe

Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc. (Ndinawe) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping at-risk youth in Winnipeg.

Since 1993, our 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.

All our initiatives recognize that youth are most vulnerable when they have no safe place to turn for help.

Our programs target harm reduction, crisis intervention, education and stabilization for young people at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness, sexual exploitation, family conflict, placement breakdown, and mental health crises.

We also work to build a sense of connection and belonging for youth at risk, to strengthen the youth voice within our community and reduce the social isolation they experience.

Our strong history of providing innovative and culturally informed programs to under-served communities is part of a positive path towards a better future for our city’s Indigenous and at-risk youth.

We Want to Hear From You!

Below is a link for a survey for you to provide input on Ndinawe’s services, supports, and direction as we being a new 5-year strategic planning process.

Survey Link

Home Depot Orange Door Campaign

We’re excited to announce that we have partenered with The Home Depot Canada Foundation to raise funds for through their Orange Door Campaign. 100% of funds will help youth experiencing homelessness in Winnipeg from November 30 – December 19. Donate online at www.orangedoorproject.ca or $2 in-store at the closest Winnipeg Home Depot store to you.

One Door Can Change Everything! To learn more, please visit www.orangedoorproject.ca

Media Release

July 6, 2021 – Toronto, ON

In the spirit of reconciliation, Lax O’Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP,announced Tuesday, July 6, 2021 that it is partnering with Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc. (Ndinawe) to enhance cultural programming and services offered to Indigenous youth in Manitoba. The Toronto law firm donated $50,000 to the non-profit organization dedicated to helping at-risk youth in Winnipeg.
“The generous donation coupled with the law firm’s commitment to continue its learning regarding the history of the First Peoples of Canada in partnership with the youth served by Ndinawe is key to reciprocity and foundational to reconciliation,” stated Shanlee Scott, Executive Director of Ndinawe.

2021 07 05 – Press Release re Ndinawe Donation

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Our Programs

Tina's Safe Haven

Open 24 hours, Tina’s Safe Haven provides a dedicated drop-in space for Winnipeg youth aged 13-24 with access to basic needs and relevant programming seven days a week.


Our outreach team works on the ground and in the community to build relationships and trust with youth and parents while gaining critical insight into the needs, issues and risks for youth in our city.


The Wahkohtowin Strengthening Families Program is a unique skills development program for youth aged 11-17 and their families. The program is proudly offered by five community organizations working in partnership and Funding is provided by the National Crime Prevention Centre.

Youth Care Worker Training

This 1-year accredited course in child and youth care emphasizes training for experiential persons in trauma, family dynamics, crisis intervention, mental health and the youth criminal justice system.

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