We connect at-risk youth with the shelter, culture, recreation, education, outreach and support they need for safe and healthy lives.
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.
Named with the Cree word for ‘kinship’, this program honours the unique connections within families while seeking to strengthen bonds, increase communication and decrease conflict among family members.
The only one of its kind in Winnipeg, our education program provides a positive, structured and integrated learning environment for youth to successfully transition back into the mainstream school system.
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.
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.
You Can Help
You can help young people feel safe and more connected in our community. Volunteer for us or help fund our programs, staff and supplies. There are many ways you can make a difference.