Ndinawe/About

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.

Ndinawe connects young people with:

  • Safe and healthy environments 24 hours/7 days a week
  • Professional and engaged staff and volunteers
  • Culturally informed support, outreach, resources and recreation
  • Pathways to education, housing and employment
  • Opportunities for belonging, community and leadership

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.

Partners

It takes a village to raise each child, and we are fortunate to work with many other dedicated organizations to fulfill our youth-centered mission.

Our partners include:

  • Southern Chiefs Organization (SCO)
  • Dakota Ojibway Child and Family Services (DOCFS)
  • Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc.
  • Sagkeeng First Nation
  • Thelma Favel (Tina Fontaine’s family)
  • Red River College
  • Indigenous Services Canada

24 Hour Safe House Intake Line: