About Ka Ni Kanichihk

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. is a duly registered non-profit corporation (Corporation # 4504224) in good standing under The Corporations Act of Manitoba and is also a designated charitable organization.

As a registered non-profit corporation, Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. has the capacity to enter into service purchase agreements and has demonstrated this capacity over the years through funding and service purchase agreements from various funding agencies, departments, and corporations.  Such service purchase agreements have been subject to annual audits and have been recorded in Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.’s annual reports, year-end audit reports, and annual returns.

Our Vision

To honour the spirit of our ancestors and seek their wisdom to guide our peoples back to balance and wellness.  Our people have come home.  We are self-determining, healthy, happy and respected for our cultural and spiritual strengths and ways of being.

Our Mandate

We provide Indigenous identified programs and services that focus on wholeness and wellness and that build on the strengths and resilience of Indigenous peoples.  We do this to help people to help themselves, to build healthy relationships and to create a sustainable future for our community.

Our Values & Beliefs

At Ka Ni Kanichihk we honour the laws of our Creator, the knowledge of our ancestors and our responsibility to the children; those that are here now and those still waiting to come – seven generations from now.

At Ka Ni Kanichihk, we…

  • Walk our Talk
  • Share strength, health and wellness of Indigenous Peoples
  • Provide welcoming and safe environments
  • Walk in balance with strength, values and Indigenous Knowledge
  • Value belonging, mastery, and generosity
  • Believe in independence and interdependence (with all our relations)
  • Create relevant programming in partnership with our community


Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. is governed by a volunteer Council of (12) Indigenous (83%) and Non-Indigenous Members (17%) bringing an array of skills, education, experiences and knowledge to the urban Indigenous community within Winnipeg. The Council oversees and guides the activities of the organization. Our Co-Chairs continue to provide leadership, engage with organizational activities and events, and learn as we grow together as a family and share their love and care for Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. and the community.

Jessie Howell, Elder
Brett Hudson, Treasure
Sharon Parenteau, Co-Chairperson
Sydney Puhach, Co-Chairperson
Carter Wilson, Member
Edith Turner, Secretary
Helen Robinson-Settee, Member
Ken Sanderson, Member
Audrey Richard, Member
Jeremy Mckay, Member
Eman Agplaza, Member
Nike Bello, Member
Emily Turner, Youth Rep


Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. continues to value our community partnership as we grow, develop new programs and initiatives to provide and support and for the community. 

Centre for Aboriginal Human Resources Development Inc.
Child & Family Services
City of Winnipeg – Community Services
Co-operatives and Mutual Canada
Department of Justice Canada
Department of Manitoba Justice
Employment & Social Development Canada
First Nations & Inuit Health Branch Government of Manitoba Children & Youth Opportunities MB4 Youth
Indigenous Services Canada
Indigenous Crown Relationships
Manitoba Justice – Crime Prevention Branch
Manitoba Family Services – Manitoba status of Women
Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology
Manitoba Justice – Victim Services
Manitoba Growth, Enterprise & Trades
Manitoba Education & Training
Minister of Justice & Attorney General
National Crime Preventions Strategy

Public Health Agency of Canada
Public Safety Canada & Emergency Preparedness
Sexuality Education Resource Centre
Status of Women Canada
Tracia’s Trust: Manitoba’s strategy to Prevent Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking
United Way of Winnipeg
Urban/Hometown Green Team
Winnipeg Committee for Safety Crystal Van
The Winnipeg Foundation
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Lighthouses Manitoba Justice
Red River College
Government of Canada – Department for Women & Gender Equality
Healthy Child Manitoba
University of Manitoba
Manitoba Children & Youth Opportunites
Government of Canada Employment & Social Development
Viiv Healthcare ULC