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For Families

We encourage inclusive community bonds and nurture belonging, pride and resilient families through cultural reconnection, wellness and lifelong independence skills.

The Link works to nurture strong and resilient youth and families through:


We build safe, caring, collaborative and respectful relationships between family members, families, peers and partners in the community.


We strive to improve physical, mental and emotional wellness of our youth and their families.


We ensure youth are equipped with skills for lifelong independence including job training and school supports.


We build safe, caring, collaborative and respectful relationships between family members, families, peers and partners in the community.

Learn More About The Link

The Link has been helping children, youth and families in Manitoba for nearly 100 years. Today our network spans four communities and includes hundreds of staff, volunteers and foster families.

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Change a Child or Family’s Future

The Link is part of the CanadaHelps.org network, which offers safety, security and convenience when it comes to online donations. Or donate safely and securely by mail or by phone.

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Lend us Your Time and Talents

Share your expertise whether it’s in a leadership capacity on our Board of Directors (by nomination), through individual projects and programs or by organizing fundraising or awareness-building events.

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What we do…

We walk alongside children, youth, adults and families as an inclusive community, strengthening and empowering a sense of belonging, pride and purpose.


Why we do it…

To become a community that shapes and creates opportunities for belonging, pride and purpose.


How we do it…

through inclusivity, respect and humility.

through engagement, reciprocity and responsibility.

through connection, growth and balance.


What People Say About Our Work

From volunteers, to staff, to program participants, see what people are saying about The Link’s network of family supports.

Read Our Latest News

  • Text Line to Support Youth

    Text Line to Support Youth

    Exciting News! We have a new text line for youth! If you or someone you…

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  • Spring Feast and Ceremony

    Spring Feast and Ceremony

    On March 19th the Indigenous Initiatives team helped us to welcome spring! We gathered together…

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  • Festival Du Voyageur

    Festival Du Voyageur

    Festival du Voyageur, with the support of Réseau Compassion Network, generously offered tickets to our…

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Drumming Night with Uncle Norway and Uncle Blair!⁠
Monday, June 24, 2024⁠
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ⁠
175 Mayfair Avenue⁠
Youth and community members all welcome.⁠
Free and open to all ages!⁠
#Drumming #Winnipeg #Youth #IndigenousYouth
🌿✨ Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day! ✨️🌿⁠
Today, we honor and celebrate the rich cultures, histories and contributions of Indigenous peoples across Manitoba and Canada and recognize the resilience and vibrancy of Indigenous communities. ⁠
We hope you are able to explore the many events taking place around Manitoba!⁠
A special thank you to our Indigenous Initiatives team for their invaluable guidance and teachings.⁠
#NationalIndigenousPeoplesDay #Manitoba #IndigenousCulture #CelebrateDiversity #NIPD #IndigenousPeoplesDay #Canada #Culture #Indigenous
We want to hear from YOU! 📢⁠
Help us shape the future of our Youth Hub by taking our quick survey. Whether you drop by in person or take it online via the QR code, your feedback matters! 🗣️⁠
🎁 We have 25 gift cards up for grabs for those who complete the survey.⁠
You can either visit us at 175 Mayfair Avenue in Winnipeg and ask a staff to help you log in and take the survey or you can scan the QR Code on the post and take it on your phone or computer.⁠
If you take the survey via the QR code, please make sure to take a SCREENSHOT of your submission and then drop in to the Hub and show the staff.⁠
Don't miss out - let your voice be heard and score a gift card! 🎉⁠
📍 Visit us at 175 Mayfair Avenue or scan the QR code to get started. Your opinions count! 📝⁠
IF you are not able to come by The Hub, but you still want to provide feedback - please take the survey! We'd love to hear from you.⁠
Thank you.
Please join us for the June Full Moon Ceremony!⁠
June 20th, 2024⁠
UPDATED TIME: 9:15 p.m.⁠
Odena Circle at The Forks⁠
Everyone is welcome!
Today, we celebrate, honour and appreciate all kinds of fathers and father figures who provide love, support and guidance to the children and youth in our lives and #community.⁠
We are grateful for you and everything you do.⁠
#Caregivers #Dads
We're Hiring - Grow with Us!⁠
We're always looking for motivated and dedicated individuals to help support a wide range of Indigenous and culturally diverse youth and their families.⁠
- Coach Program⁠
- Clinician ⁠
- Occupational Therapist ⁠
- Brief Treatment Therapist ⁠
- Case Manager – Independent Living with Supports ⁠
- Youth Care Practitioner – Healing Homes ⁠
- Family Preservation and Reunification Workers ⁠
Please visit https://thelinkmb.easyapply.co/ to learn more.⁠
Feel free to share this opportunity with your network!⁠
#Jobs #Manitoba #Careers #Employment #MBJobs #JobsMB #Winnipeg #WpgJobs
Community Walk - Fridays at 6 p.m.⁠
Join WiiGiishin GiiWiiGeeNahn Fridays at 6 p.m. for a community walk to hand out food, water, snacks.⁠
 WiiGiishin GiiWiiGeeNahn is a volunteer coalition that comes together to support the downtown area.⁠
Meet at Portage and Memorial at 6 p.m.⁠
#Winnipeg #Volunteer #Community