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Community Works Manitoba Inc. is a not-for-profit community development and training organization based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

Over the past 30 years we have worked with program administrators, front line staff and community volunteers in First Nation communities and urban social service agencies to develop and deliver a wide range of economic and healing and wellness initiatives.  

Whether the focus is on economic or social challenges, we always begin by inviting participants to share stories from their own lives and from the lives of their ancestors. We believe that it is our own stories that hold the wisdom we need to create safer, more just, and healthier futures. 

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

DEEP ROOTS, STRONG WINGS:

Raising Resilient Children

The May 29-30 workshop is fully booked. The workshop will be repeated  - see new dates below.

June 13 & 14, 2024

9 am to 4 pm 

Winnipeg, MB

Mediation Services

302 - 1200 Portage Ave.

For Early Bird rate, payment is due

by June 4.

RECENT EVENTS

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CELEBRATING TREATIES WITH PUPPETS

Community Works was pleased to take part in the annual We Are All Treaty People Celebration at The Forks on Sunday September 17th, for an afternoon of ceremony, speakers, music, poetry, displays of Indigenous crafts and stations for do-it-yourself creative activities.  We were there with 6 wonderful volunteers (shown in the first photo below) to teach puppet-making to people of all ages and many backgrounds. 

AT THE HEART OF THE MATTER:
Changing the World One Story at a Time

In the summer, 2023, Frances Ravinsky was invited to deliver a presentation on digital storytelling as part of the Lanny Remis Speakers Series held at the Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre in Winnipeg. https://www.gwensecter.com/

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STORIES AS COMPASSES:
Navigating Our World Through Our Own Stories

Frances Ravinsky from Community Works recently delivered a Zoom presentation about Digital Storytelling and screened some sample stories at Creativity Cafe.  

                                     Listen to the presentation here >>

The digital stories that Frances screened during her presentation can be viewed by clicking the thumbnails below:

Ice Cube

White As a Wall

IN OUR OWN VOICE:
Honouring our Healing Journey

In April 2023 Community Works returned to Thrive Community Support Circle for 6 days of art making (taught by Winnipeg painter Cori Jaye Ettienne  www.corijaye.comand digital storytelling. Participants shared personal stories through art around themes of trauma and reclamation.

"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 story about claiming one's space with the help of a mother's gift of stories.

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