Decolonizing the Inner City: a look at Youth For Christ

By Molly McCracken, director, CCPA-MB Youth For Christ is an evangelical Christian organization whose “Centre for Youth Excellence” received public funding based on a business plan that promised to meet the needs of local Aboriginal youth. The public …

WorkLife: There’s Power in Youth and Unions Working Together

By Gabriel Bako While the labour landscape has changed dramatically in Canada in the last 58 years, the legal framework has not. The labour relations framework that we use today in Canada was implemented in 1944 with PC-1003, …

A Youth Lens on Poverty in Winnipeg: Inner City Youth Photography Exhibition Launch

A collection of photographs taken by Winnipeg youth offers a fresh perspective on some of city’s lowest income neighbourhoods. They tell stories of what makes for good places to live, and what needs to change. The exhibition, coordinated …

We Day sidesteps the real issues of child poverty

By Molly McCracken This week, 16,000 high school students will be bused to the MTS centre to attend “We Day” and be encouraged to help others. Organized by social enterpreneurs Mark and Craig Kielburger, their globally branded Free …

Poverty or Prosperity: Indigenous Children in Canada

PDF version by David MacDonald and Daniel Wilson As we celebrate National Aboriginal Day this year, we must also take the opportunity to consider the unacceptable conditions so many Canadian Aboriginal people struggle with. This reality is sadly …

New Video! Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges

On October 13, 2012 an intergenerational learning and youth exchange took place at Circle of Life Thunderbird House in Winnipeg. In attendance were four elders and 30 students from Community Education Development Association’s (CEDA) Pathways to Education program, …

Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges

PDF version This year’s State of the Inner City report will be launched on December 12, 2012, at 11:30am at Thunderbird House. For more information, please see here. by Shauna MacKinnon The 2012 State of the Inner City …

State of the Inner City Report Launch

                Join us for this year’s State of the Inner City report launch! December 12 at Circle of Life Thunderbird House, 715 Main St. Lunch at 11:30, presentation at 12:00. Please …

Youth Voices: Disenfranchised youth voters ditch polling stations

PDF version By Jonny Sopotiuk Canada’s 41st general election was one of the most exhilarating elections in recent years and the result is unprecedented change in the political landscape. The obliteration of the Bloq, decimation of the Liberal …

Youth Columnist speaks up on SAFE work environments

by Michael Champagne Once upon a time, I did a presentation to a group of young people in the North End about health and safety. I told them about how hey had worker rights, about how workers compensation …