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Spirit and Soul: Not Determined by Anatomy

Churchill Park United Church recently hosted an event, ‘Spirit and Soul: Not Determined by Anatomy’, about coming to know and affirm the transgender community. The event was an educational event for people within the United Church to gain a better understanding of what being transgender is like through personal stories, and learning. There was a Read more…

Sometimes the best is possible with you!

At Spur Festival Winnipeg there was an evening featuring Winona LaDuke who spoke about several pressing topics including food security, indigenous issues, and climate change. Winona is well-known for being an environmental and indigenous activist from Minnesota, who challenges dominant ways of knowing.She says “I’m not a protestor, I’m a protector of the Earth” and Read more…

Churches Respond to the TRC Calls to Action

St James Anglican Church and the Church of St Stephen and St Bede (Lutheran) in Winnipeg are pleased to  respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action concerning education. The two churches have set aside the month of June to focus on Indigenous awareness. The vents/speakers start June 1st and include a Blanket Read more…

Oak Table Summer Student Position

The Oak Table is looking to hire a student for the position of Summer Activity Coordinator. This is an excellent opportunity to gain some experience in the non-profit sector, and make a difference in the community. Applicants must be a current post-secondary student and under 30. Check out the posting below, for more details! Summer Read more…

Book Launch

This Thursday, author Lisa Monchalin is launching her latest book The Colonial Problem: An Indigenous Perspective on Crime and Injustice in Canada. The book launch is taking place at Urban & Inner-City Studies – 527 Selkirk Ave, from 12:00-1:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to learn more about justice in Canada, and speak with the author directly!

Summer Student Positions at St Matthews Maryland

Interested in fun and meaningful work with a chance to make a real difference for folks in the community opportunity to learning about rich cultural practices while developing skills? St Matthews Maryland has two job postings available: Summer Program Coordinator and a Summer Program Assistant. These positions are open to someone between the ages of 15 and 30, Read more…

13 Fires: Justice

13 Fires is a social justice initiative, aimed at facilitating discussion and dialogue amongst people on 13 racism-related topics. Following the Local Racial Inclusion Summit in September 2015, 13 Fires was formed to continue conversations on racism, raise awareness and collaboration to bolster the good work that is already taking place in the community. Each Read more…

Meet Me at the Bell Tower

Every Friday at 6pm, a group of people gathers next to the Bell Tower on Selkirk and Powers in the North End. They are part of a weekly rally known as Meet Me and the Bell Tower (MM@BT), which has been happening rain or shine since November 2011. The rally is led by members of the Read more…

The Challenges of Intentional Listening

When I think of volunteering at a community ministry, I know that there are roles and tasks. But being a listener isn’t one that pops to mind, yet it’s an important one. Last week I experienced what it means to be a listener, and the challenges with the role. Each day at Oak Table and Read more…

My First Blanket Exercise

Recently I participated in my first Blanket Exercise. I knew it dealt with truth and reconciliation and the United Church. The Blanket Exercise is an interactive learning experience developed by KAIROS to teach the history of Indigenous rights in Canada. I had the privilege to co-narrate the exercise with Connie Budd, the Community Minister at Read more…

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