Ka Ni Kanichihk provides impactful, Indigenous identified programs and services that build on the strengths and resilience of Indigenous peoples. We focus on wholeness and wellness while helping people to help themselves, engage in healthy relationships, and participate in building a sustainable future for our community.
Follow the links below to learn more about our programs and how to register.
I have found so much healing in our culture and can honestly say I would probably not still be here on this earth if it wasn’t for Ka Ni Kanichihk reconnecting me with my culture. I have struggled in the past with suicide and self-harm, and Ka Ni Kanichihk helped me overcome those battles by being so supportive and always having someone I can talk to when I need some encouragement or some teachings to help get me through..Meg Olmstead
The Butterfly Club
Medicine Children’s Lodge (Ka Ni Kanichihk Day Care)
A licensed day care centre primarily for children of those who are involved in Ka Ni Kanichihk educational programs. We strive to incorporate all Seven Sacred Teachings and the Medicine Wheel Philosophy into our daily programming.
The Butterfly Club
A weekly program that engages, motivates, and supports Indigenous girls and Two Spirit youth, 9-13 years of age, in cultural, social, and leadership development activities. Activities guide us to live mino bimaadiziwin (the good life) through nourishing our minds, emotions, bodies, and spirits.
Heart Medicine Lodge
Culturally based support and advocacy services for Indigenous women who have experienced sexual assault and sexual violence. Love is a healing medicine. Love does not judge or discriminate; it just accepts.
Helping Indigenous single mothers, 18-30 years of age, build skills for employment. Women in this program become connected to their history, themselves, and their community while gaining essential skills and knowledge for entering the workforce or pursuing continued education.
The Mushkowzee Ikew Empowerment Project
The strong woman’s project is a community-based project geared to 14-29-year-old Indigenous female and non-binary people at- risk of sexual exploitation, being sex-trafficked, becoming involved in the justice system, and/or living in poverty.
Social Innovation/Community Development Program (SICD)
An educational and work experience program to prepare Indigenous women for a career in community development. The program is delivered on-site at Ka Ni Kanichihk, a culturally authentic, safe environment.
The Manitoba Mino Pimatisiwin Model of STBBI Care
This project engages Indigenous organizations and leaders, Indigenous and non-Indigenous health and social service providers, and others in creating a model of STBBI (sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections) service delivery in Manitoba. The focus is on changing systems to offer culturally safe care and increase treatment participation rates among Indigenous people in Manitoba.
Kistesimaw “My Eldest Brother”
A prevention program offering mentorship to boys under the age of 12 in conflict or at risk of being in conflict with the law. Activities focus on positive alternatives for children and their families through cultural programming, free recreation opportunities, and support and advocacy as needed.
The Manitoba Youth Hub Initiative’s goal is to provide a “one-stop shop” model of accessing services. Its intent is to bring together mental health, addictions services, primary care, peer support, and other social services into one space. All of this came together to provide Huddle, the Manitoba Youth Hub Initaitive.
Manitoba Youth Transitional Employment Assistance and Mentorship (MYTEAM)
MYTEAM offers youth who are leaving (or who have recently left) the care of Child and Family Services, one-to-one support with mentorship, guidance and other opportunities as they work toward their personal goals and greater independence.
“UMatter” Stop Youth Dating Violence Project
Integrates teen/youth dating violence (TDV) prevention curricula into existing programming at Ka Ni Kanichihk. UMatter addresses dating violence in a culturally safe, trauma and violence-informed environment. Programming focuses on increasing the youths’ sense of self and belonging and helps them move towards making positive changes in their lifestyle behaviors.
Restoring the Sacred (RTS)
A youth centered, culturally based peer mentorship program for Indigenous youth, 14 – 21 who are relocating to Winnipeg to continue their education. Restoring the Sacred supports the development of healthy, happy, resilient, and motivated youth leaders and achievers.
Medicine Bear Counselling, Support & Elder Services Program
A program developed at the request of the families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous women and girls, the Medicine Bear program builds on the strengths and resilience of families impacted by the tragic loss of missing and murdered loved ones. Offered in partnership with the Province of Manitoba’s Action Group on Exploited & Vulnerable Women, Manitoba Justice’s Victim Services, the Department of Justice Canada, and others.
Velma's House: 24/7 Safe Space
A Safe Space for adult women, and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community who identify as female who are unsheltered, experiencing violence or sexual exploitation. A place without judgment or assumptions, where people are welcomed and valued just as they are.