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Renos add 9,000 square feet to Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre

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A newly renovated Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre opened today at 445 King St.

The renovations add nearly 9,000 square feet of drop-in/program space.

The space help Ma Mawi provide support services to needy aboriginal children, youth, individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

The City of Winnipeg provided $1.5 million through Homelessness Partnering Strategy. Mayor Sam Katz and Elmwood-Transcona MP Lawrence Toet attended the official opening. The city and Ottawa have a funding agreement to help assist homelessness.

Ma Mawi started in 1984 as support services for aboriginal people, by aboriginal people.

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Updated on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 2:46 PM CDT: inserted address

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