VISION: Community Works envisions a society in which individuals, families, and communities apply their stories, wisdom, and strengths to address critical challenges and to help build safer, more just, and healthier futures.
MISSION: We create spaces for addressing challenges and celebrating accomplishments through sharing stories and diverse perspectives. Our workshops provide individuals and groups with tools to imagine new possibilities and engage in individual and collective change.
Three new storytelling workshops
That Reminds Me of a Story 1
Exploring Stories through Treasured Objects
In this workshop participants will explore in the story circle a rich trove of memories associated with a treasured object, and then craft a short written story that emerges from that exploration.
That Reminds Me of a Story 2
Exploring Stories through Images
In this workshop participants will learn how to compose a compelling video image track that supports and enhances a voiced story.
Make Your Own Videos
An Online WeVideo Training Course
WeVideo is a powerful, easy-to-use cloud-based program for creating and editing videos. In this hands-on course participants will learn video editing tools and creative techniques needed to create their own videos.
Youth Employment Opportunity
Community Works MB is seeking a social media designer aged 18 to 30 years to redesign Community Works’ website, create a new Facebook page and create a simple website for a volunteer group called Music for Life (see below). For information call 204-255-1131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Works is pleased to announce three new partnerships.
We are partnering with
North End Women's Resource Centre
on a multi-media storytelling project called Meeting in the Circle: Reclaiming the Stories of our Past, Present and Future. This project commemorates the history and legacy of residential schools.
We are working with Thrive
Community Support Circle
in Winnipeg's West End to
develop and deliver a multi-media storytelling project with Indigenous and Newcomer storytellers.
has invited us to work with them to
help people with aphasia share their life stories.
Music for Life
Community Works has joined a volunteer Winnipeg-based group called Music for Life to support music projects for Indigenous children and youth.
Summer music camp at Mikisew High School, Cross Lake, Manitoba, August 2019
"We are story. All of us. What comes to matter then is the creation of the best possible story we can while we’re here; you, me, us, together. When we can do that and we take the time to share those stories with each other, we get bigger inside, we see each other, we recognize our kinship – we change the world, one story at a time…”
― Richard Wagamese
Featured Digital Story
A mysterious benefactor; a shibusa vase..... kindness in the world after a family's time in a Japanese internment camp