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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.

Ka Ni Kanichihk has always been a second home to me as I always have a place to go to when I am feeling alone, they always keep my mind full of positive things and remind myself who I am. Before I started even going to Restoring the Sacred I didn’t know who I was, I was so lost with myself, I didn’t know what I was capable of because I never had that encouragement with someone reassuring me on the side. That’s what inspired me to go back to school to work with children and youth. I couldn’t have never done it without the help of Restoring the Sacred and I thank them for that.

Kyra Lacquette
Former Participant, Restoring the Sacred

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.

Honouring Gifts

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.

Root Connections

Offered to Indigenous female youth, aged 12 – 17 who are involved in or associated with youth street gangs and in the criminal justice system in Winnipeg. Root Connections reduces gang related criminal activity and violent offences by addressing root causes and reinforcing new behaviours through cultural reclamation programming grounded within a land-based learning approach.

Community Development/Community Economic Development (CD/CED)

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.

Wahkohtowin Strengthening Families Program

A family skills development program focused on improving family relationships, decreasing youth substance use, and improving school competencies. It is internationally recognized as one of the top-rated family programs for all families. Wahkohtowin is offered in partnership with Bilal Community & Family Centre, Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc., Spence Neighbourhood Association Inc., and the University of Manitoba.

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.