Train of Thought

All Aboard! Train of Thought will pull into the VIA Rail Canada Winnipeg Train Station on May 21, bringing artists and youth from across Canada to participate in ACI Manitoba’s Artists + Community Symposium along their cross-country journey. 


Everyone is welcome! Talk about today’s issues, like what Winnipeg artists are doing to address racism, crime, poverty and generational differences through the power of the arts; or how newcomers, settlers and Indigenous people get along in Canada. Explore hidden pasts and imagine our collective future. Understand why community-engaged arts propels transformation.

 Celebrate and share knowledge with artistic directors, actors, film makers, writers, dancers, visual artists, puppeteers, musicians, photographers, painters, sculptors, Indigenous artists, youth and elders, environmental activists, peace makers, poets, community developers, farmers, fine crafters, storytellers, and extraordinary arts organizations who are leading the way in community-engaged arts.

The event poster is attached, please feel free to share it with your contacts!

A City Coming Together

Bridging the Racial Gap

Monday May 29th  9:00am to 4:00pm

Thunder Bird House  715 Main Street

The Sweat Lodge ceremony is limited to the first 20 participants.

Cost is $75.00 please share the attached poster with your contacts for further information please contact Carolyn Peters at New Directions



Getting progressive values on the public agenda

As part of CCPA Manitoba Supporter Drive Week June 1-7, please join us for Trish Hennessy, the founding director of CCPA
Ontario and former journalist.


Trish Hennessy, founding director of CCPA-Ontario will speak at a special event organized to highlight CCPA-MB’s annual membership drive.  She’s a compelling speaker who will talk to the challenges of the federal election campaign, a topic much in our minds these days.  I hope you will take this opportunity to hear her speak at our new (year-old!) location at the Social Enterprise Center:


June 3rd

4 - 6 pm (program 4:30)

Social Enterprise Centre

765 Main St.

(Between Sutherland and the tracks)

Bus # 15,16,18 20, and 45

(Sutherland stop)

Parking on Sutherland or Austin St.

Poster attached, please share widely with your networks~~~~

Building A Culture of Safety for All

May 25  to June 22nd @ locations throughout the city

What does community safety mean to you? What will help you build a safer community?


Social Planning Council of Winnipeg is coordinating the facilitation of consultations for the Winnipeg Police Board to help them bring out diverse perspectives on community safety in Winnipeg. Come have your say and join us at one six meetings being held across Winnipeg.

Millennium Library
Carol Shields, Auditorium
251 Donald Street, Winnipeg
May 25 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Westdale Community Centre
550 Dale Blvd, Winnipeg
May 28 from 6:30 - 9:00p.m.

Garden City Community Centre
725 Kingsbury Avenue, Winnipeg
June 1 from 6:30 - 9:00p.m.

Park City West Community Centre
115 Sanford Fleming Road, Winnipeg
June 10 from 6:30 - 9:00p.m.

Newcomer Community Meeting NEEDS Inc.
251-A Notre Dame Avenue
June 16 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Indigenous Community Meeting
Indian & Metis Friendship Centre
45 Robinson Street
June 22 from 6:00- 9:00 p.m.


The Winnipeg Police Board is conducting public meetings to provide an opportunity for you to receive information on progress toward implementation of the strategic plan, and to provide input on changes to policing priorities, objectives, programs and strategies that reflect evolving community needs and values.
Councillor Scott Gillingham, Chair of the Winnipeg Police Board and Chief Devon Clunis of the Winnipeg Police Service invite you to join the discussion groups to provide your input and ideas.


Please share the attached poster broadly with your networks and post in areas you think will help get the word out about building a culture of safety for all Winnipeggers!


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