The Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc. was established in 1984 to reclaim Aboriginal people's inherent role and responsibility as the caregivers for Aboriginal children and families in Winnipeg.
We are a community mandated, Aboriginal directed and supported human service organization, delivering children in care and community based programs and services to Aboriginal families.
Today, with over fifty (50) programs, eleven (11) sites, and 200+ staff and volunteers, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre provides a valued local presence in key neighbourhoods where our community lives.
All Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre programs and services are developed and operate within a philosophy that is embodied in the name of the center. The name Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata translates from Ojibway into the phrase “we all work together to help one another”. These words reflect the vision in the concept of collective responsibility and reciprocity towards helping each other.
Programs serve self-identified Aboriginal families. There is no set time limit for most of the programs and clients can access services whenever required.