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Having access to healthy food and learning about cooking and nutrition are not only key to a child’s health and well-being ¬ they also set up lifelong healthy eating habits that can help kids reach their full potential. The Winnipeg Foundation launched Nourishing Potential to support after-school, drop-in, and summer programs to provide healthy foo…
 
A flourishing community includes a vibrant downtown. The Foundation’s official Downtown Green Spaces Strategy, launched in 2008, commits support to green space projects in our downtown. Many of our other grants have further enhanced the downtown landscape. Learn more about some of projects The Foundation has supported during the past 15 years: http…
 
Mark Chipman is the Executive Chairman of True North Sports and Entertainment, Governor of the Winnipeg Jets, and Chair of the True North Youth Foundation. In this instalment of Our Next 100, Mark shares his vision for Winnipeg's next 100 years. About Our Next 100: We invited community members representing various sectors and Cause areas to share t…
 
To honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, today's episode of BeCause Radio highlights stories focusing on truth and reconciliation in the community: The Honourable Murray Sinclair, LLB, MSC, IPC, shares his insights on Canada's journey of truth and reconciliation from Lighting the Way Forward: The Calls to Action in Action, a Vital C…
 
Today’s episode is our season finale, and I’ve wanted to sit down for a conversation with our next guest since the second I heard him speak. If you’ve never heard Mr. Kevin Lamoureux speak before, you’re in for a treat. Kevin is an award winning scholar, professor, public speaker, advocate and so much more. I sat down with Kevin Lamoureux, to talk …
 
S. Lesley Sacouman is the Executive Director of Holy Names House of Peace and was a Board Member of The Winnipeg Foundation from 2002-2016. In this instalment of Our Next 100, S. Lesley shares her vision for Winnipeg's next 100 years. About Our Next 100: We invited community members representing various sectors and Cause areas to share their vision…
 
Ayn Wilcox and her team at Klinic Community Health are committed to helping Winnipeggers care for their mental, physical, and emotional health, by offering community health services focused on meeting people where they’re at. Health care during COVID-19 has been a struggle for everyone, and Ayn and her team are doing their best to continue to provi…
 
Kelly Thornton is telling provocative stories through theatre. As the Artistic Director of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Kelly and her award-winning team at RMTC have continued to find ways to entertain, educate, and start important conversations through incredible stage performance, despite a world-wide pandemic that closed everything down. I…
 
Erica Daniels is an award-winning Cree/Ojibway producer, director, and founder of Kejic Productions. Her Winnipeg-based company has been winning awards and creating incredible content since 2017, and she’s a mentor to today’s youth on the value and importance of storytelling through a multitude of programs and projects. I sat down with Erica Daniel…
 
Dr. Roland Sawatzky is the Curator of History at the Manitoba Museum. In this instalment of Our Next 100, Roland shares his vision for Winnipeg's next 100 years. About Our Next 100: We invited community members representing various sectors and Cause areas to share their visions for Winnipeg’s next 100 years, and the potential role philanthropy migh…
 
Dr. Tyler Pearce is the Executive Director of Local Investment Toward Employment, also known as LITE. In this instalment of Our Next 100, Tyler shares her vision for Winnipeg's next 100 years. About Our Next 100: We invited community members representing various sectors and Cause areas to share their visions for Winnipeg’s next 100 years, and the p…
 
Patricia Mainville has been working with Children, Youth, and Families in Education and community service for over two decades. Pat has been a Winnipeg Foundation Board Member since 2017, was also recently asked to be a feature essay in The Winnipeg Foundation’s Next 100 Essay series, where Winnipeggers were asked to envision Winnipeg in the next 1…
 
Jamil Mahmood is the Executive Director of Main Street Project. In this instalment of Our Next 100, Jamil shares his vision for Winnipeg's next 100 years. About Our Next 100: We invited community members representing various sectors and Cause areas to share their visions for Winnipeg’s next 100 years, and the potential role philanthropy might play …
 
Dr. Durdana Islam is an incredible advocate for many things. She’s a Project Manager at the Green Action Centre, an instructor at the University of Winnipeg, and has been involved with the NDP as Chairperson on the Status of Women, Gender Equity, and Gender Diversity Committee. I sat down with Dr. Durdana Islam, to talk about what it was like teach…
 
Joy Loewen is CEO of the National Screen Institute and a Board Member of The Winnipeg Foundation since 2019. In this instalment of Our Next 100, Joy shares her vision for Winnipeg's next 100 years. About Our Next 100: We invited community members representing various sectors and Cause areas to share their visions for Winnipeg’s next 100 years, and …
 
With more than 50 years of conservation efforts and 660 acres of urban greenspace, FortWhyte Alive continues to grow with the community and nature around it. BeCause Radio spoke with Carolyn Townend, Communications and Brand Manager at FortWhyte Alive, to learn more about the organization's roots in wildlife conservation and how they've expanded an…
 
Peri Venkatesh and Patrice Yamada are Winnipeg Foundation Donors and Legacy Circle Members. In this instalment of Our Next 100, Patrice shares their vision for Winnipeg's next 100 years. About Our Next 100: We invited community members representing various sectors and Cause areas to share their visions for Winnipeg’s next 100 years, and the potenti…
 
I could listen to my next guest talk for hours. Niigaan Sinclair is an Anishinaabe Author, Educator, Columnist, and Academic based in Winnipeg Manitoba. A leading voice in Indigenous teachings and knowledge, Niigaan is an incredible resource when it comes to maintaining indigenous stories, languages, and general information. I sat down with Niigaan…
 
Since 1986, the Manitoba Children's Museum has been a place where kids can learn and imagine in an interactive learning environment. BeCause Radio spoke with Lisa McDonald, Director of Marketing & Communications at the Manitoba Children's Museum, to learn more about the museum, the difficulty of being closed for the better part of a year, and some …
 
On August 3, a formal opening ceremony was held at The Forks for a new public artwork created by KC Adams called Tanisi keke totamak …. Ka cis teneme toyak, which means "What can we do, to respect each other." The 11-foot-tall installation is fabricated out of steel and concrete with internally lit flames, and it is located at the Peace Meeting Sit…
 
Alexis Kanu knows water. As Executive Director of the Lake Winnipeg Foundation, Alexis and the LWF Community make it their mission to educate, advocate, and maintain our most precious resource. I sat down with Alexis Kanu, Executive Director of the Lake Winnipeg Foundation, to talk about the current state of our lakes and rivers, creating the conne…
 
Joseph Chaeban is one of Winnipeg’s best-known success stories. After launching in Winter 2015, Joseph and his team at Chaeban Ice Cream have built a strong reputation in South Osborne as a leader in both business and community. I sat down with Joseph Chaeban to talk about his origins as a professional cheesemaker turned ice cream expert, the impor…
 
Dorota Blumczynska stepped into the role of CEO at the Manitoba Museum earlier this year in the midst of one of the many closures museums and other organizations and businesses have had to push through. In this interview, Dorota shares what she's learned about the Manitoba Museum since starting, and how she plans to help shape its future to foster …
 
Patricia Mainville is the Principal at Argyle Alternative High School and a Board Member of The Winnipeg Foundation. In this instalment of Our Next 100, Patricia shares her vision for Winnipeg's next 100 years. About Our Next 100: We invited community members representing various sectors and Cause areas to share their visions for Winnipeg’s next 10…
 
Brent Bellamy is improving Winnipeg through design; as Creative Director at Number 10 Architectural Group, as well as a contributor to the Winnipeg Free Press, Brent is one of the leading voices in architecture and design and our city. I sat down with Brent Bellamy, to talk about how urban design can affect social equity, the debate about urban spr…
 
Connie Newman is the Executive Director of the Manitoba Association of Senior Centres. In this instalment of Our Next 100, Connie shares her vision for Winnipeg's next 100 years. About Our Next 100: We invited community members representing various sectors and Cause areas to share their visions for Winnipeg’s next 100 years, and the potential role …
 
Sachit Mehra is a strong community voice that spends so much of his time giving back. As an entrepreneur, speaker, and community leader, Sachit is a leader, through-and-through. I sat down with Sachit Mehra, Co-owner and Manager of the East India Company Pub and Eatery, to talk about how business is intertwined with philanthropy, COVID-19’s affect …
 
The Gathering Space recently opened at Niizhoziibean, formerly known as the South Point, at The Forks. Built by Indigenous leaders, The Gathering Space is a special, welcoming place for small ceremonies, concerts and celebrations, or as a beautiful place to visit and rest. BeCause Radio spoke with Niigaan Sinclair, Indigenous Curator of The Forks H…
 
Andrew Kussy is helping to make dreams come true. That does sound hyperbolic until you learn he works for the Dream Factory, an organization that literally grants wishes to Manitoba Kids battling life-threatening illnesses. Formerly known as the Rainbow Society, The Dream Factory has been impacting Manitoba children since 1983. I sat down with Andr…
 
Viola Prowse is the former Executive Director, and a current Board Member, of the Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba. In this instalment of Our Next 100, Viola shares her vision for Winnipeg's next 100 years. About Our Next 100: We invited community members representing various sectors and Cause areas to share their visions for Winnipeg’s next 100…
 
Immigration Partnership Winnipeg collaborates to improve settlement and integration supports and resources for newcomers in Winnipeg. BeCause Radio spoke with Hani Ataan Al-Ubeady, Director of Immigration Partnership Winnipeg, to learn more about IPW, its recent anti-racism campaign, and how Winnipeggers can learn more about, and the importance of …
 
Gerry Labossiere is a retired CPA and served as a Board Member of The Winnipeg Foundation from 2012 to 2020. In this instalment of Our Next 100, Gerry shares his vision for Winnipeg's next 100 years. About Our Next 100: We invited community members representing various sectors and Cause areas to share their visions for Winnipeg’s next 100 years, an…
 
June 19th is Juneteenth, commemorating the legal end to slavery in the United States. Juneteenth has increased in prominence as more people gain a greater understanding of the past and present systemic racism against Black people and other peoples of colour. Today, Juneteenth celebrates Black history, culture and progress, and the United States Sen…
 
Shahina Siddiqui is the Executive Director of Islamic Social Services Association (ISSA.) In this instalment of Our Next 100, Shahina shares her vision for Winnipeg's next 100 years. About Our Next 100: We invited community members representing various sectors and Cause areas to share their visions for Winnipeg’s next 100 years, and the potential r…
 
For 10 years, CanU has been inspiring and building confidence in youth Grades 5-12 through its mentorship and educational programs. During the month of June, CanU is hosting the CanU Challenge, where participants are doing some good for themselves or their community, all while raising the profile of CanU's learning experiences. BeCause Radio spoke …
 
Volunteer Manitoba has a long history of supporting, celebrating and building capacity for volunteerism in our province. Its newest program, Support2Support, is designed for leaders in Winnipeg's charitable sector, providing instruction and coaching on building resilience in times of stress and uncertainty so that non-profit leaders can help to sup…
 
Baljot Rai is a Grade 9 student at St. Paul’s High School and Youth in Philanthropy participant. In this instalment of Our Next 100, Baljot shares his vision for Winnipeg's next 100 years. About Our Next 100: We invited community members representing various sectors and Cause areas to share their visions for Winnipeg’s next 100 years, and the poten…
 
Jessica da Silva is the Director of Youth Agencies Alliance. In this instalment of Our Next 100, Jessica shares her vision for Winnipeg's next 100 years. About Our Next 100: We invited community members representing various sectors and Cause areas to share their visions for Winnipeg’s next 100 years, and the potential role philanthropy might play i…
 
Peter Koroma is the Founder of Sierra Leone Refugee Resettlement. In this instalment of Our Next 100, Peter shares his vision for Winnipeg's next 100 years. About Our Next 100: We invited community members representing various sectors and Cause areas to share their visions for Winnipeg’s next 100 years, and the potential role philanthropy might pla…
 
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