Expansion Impact

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Expanding Ka Ni Kanichihk will keep thousands more people from slipping through the cracks of caring. Ka Ni Kanichihk’s expansion will result in more Indigenous participation in our economy, more families raised up from poverty, and a stronger community for everyone.

The expanded Ka Ni Kanichihk space will create:

  • New prevention programs that eliminate education and employment gaps, reclaim Indigenous culture, revitalize Indigenous languages, end violence against women, break destructive cycles, and tackle the root issues of poverty.
  • Skills training and community food security through social enterprise ventures in a new demonstration kitchen.
  • Opportunities for more parents to take part in educational and other programming with an increase to 48 daycare spaces.
  • The Indigenous Early Learning Centre, a daycare and training ground for early-childhood educators, a first in Manitoba and a blueprint for Canada.
  • Greater understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, with opportunities to connect and engage in creating a strong future together.
  •  A public symbol of, and a home for, reconciliation in the heart of the city.