Supporting Employment & Economic Development Winnipeg (SEED), Community Financial Counselling Services (CFCS), Community Unemployed Help Centre (CUHC), and United Way Winnipeg have joined to develop a coordinated, multi-agency telephone information service to assist low-income Manitobans to secure vital income benefits and meet their basic needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The FRC team, Richard (CFCS), Christine (CFCS), Millie (SEED), Roberta (SEED) & Barb (SEED) will assist callers to file personal income tax returns, apply for income support programs, and connect to community resources.
Effective Monday, June 29th, all Family Resource Centres may distribute this information to community. Community members have the option to call or text the Community Financial Help Line 1-431-813-HELP (4357) between the hours of 10am to 2pm, Monday to Friday.
Today is the International Transgender Day of Visibility, which takes place every year on March 31st!
This day is dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, as well as a celebration of their contributions to our society. This day was founded in 2009 by Rachel Crandall, a licensed psychotherapist specializing in transgender issues. The purpose of International Transgender Day of Visibility is to recognize the accomplishments of transgender and gender non-conforming people as well as bring attention to their continued struggles.
Transgender is an umbrella term for people whose gender identity or expression is different from those typically associated with the sex assigned to them at birth (e.g., the sex listed on their birth certificate).
Tips for Allies of Transgender People: https://www.glaad.org/transgender/allies
Transgender Boy: Kai, Age 14 – Filmed for 5 years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM-91n_qRhE
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Do you need help or do you want to help others?
The Manitoba government launched an online tool to help the vulnerable people in Manitoba. It matches volunteers with people seeking help with tasks or services, such as picking up groceries and medications, snow shovels and other tasks. Help Next Door MB is a network of helpers coming together as a community.
The IPCC is working to have limited numbers of packages available weekly for pickup at Norwest Co-op resource Centres and the Community Food Centre.
Our “play-cation” package can be downloaded here:
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