Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. will receive a $1.8 million grant to support the expansion of the Ka Ni Kanichihk Cultural and Wellness Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This investment is made available through Canada’s Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples funding stream.
This expansion project will double the number of people who can access wellness, education and training programs each year and will create spaces and new opportunities for people to heal, learn and train for jobs, all centered in culture.
Along with the investment from the Government of Canada, the Province of Manitoba, the City of Winnipeg and private-sector donors have also made contributions to this critical expansion. Construction on the project is ready to begin and is scheduled to be completed by June 2023.
This financial support from the Government of Canada for the Ka Ni Kanichihk Cultural and Wellness Centre project is part of a larger commitment to address the critical need for culturally safe spaces in cities and urban settings across the country. This responds to the call for action to prevent the loss of culture, tradition and language highlighted in the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People National Action Plan—Urban Path to Reclaiming Power and Place, Regardless of Residency.