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 11–24 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.

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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.

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.

Ndinawe Safe House

The Ndinawe Safe House is a sixteen bed facility that provides accessible twenty-four hours shelter and basic necessities for Winnipeg children and youth who are living on the streets, are at risk of abuse and exploitation, or in need of a safe place to stay.

Chu Manitou Tanka Oyati Tipi

Ndinawe’s Transitional Home for Youth, offers supportive independent living opportunities for youth between the ages of 16 and 17. This program aims to empower youth in a safe and caring environment in which residents can explore and enhance their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Residents have input into program planning as they gain the tools to be active members of our community, building skills and confidence while transitioning into adulthood. All 12 suites in the building are self-contained, individual apartments with common areas, an on-site care-taking couple and 24 hour staffing. Youth are supported throughout various supplement programming and skill building opportunities.

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