Established in 1984, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata is a Grandmother in the Winnipeg family of community service-providers with over 30 years of experience working with Indigenous families. We are community people helping other community people reclaim our Indigenous people’s inherent roles and responsibilities as caregivers and the most important teachers of our children.
The name Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata translates from Ojibway into the phrase, “we all work together to help one another.”
Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc. is a strength and value-based family resource centre delivering community-based programs and services within the philosophy embodied in our name. 'Ma Mawi' believes in accountability, transparency and effective use of resources. Today, through initiatives aimed directly at supporting families, 'Ma Mawi' delivers community based programs and services. For us, this means working together with our families, our partners, funders and governments to create community based solutions that build local capacity for self-care.
'Ma Mawi’s' Mission, is strengthening children, families and community supporting to better care for children by creating meaningful opportunities for community and family involvement.
'Ma Mawi’s' Vision is for a safe, healthy, happy and interdependent community, believing that strengthening families is a worthy investment in the future.
Today 'Ma Mawi' has over 50 programs, 12 sites, and 200+ staff and volunteers.