Angeline Spence, Team Lead of Ma Mawi’s Isobel’s Place, and former Family Group Conferencing participant
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I became a ward of CFS when I was eight and a mom at 17. Ma Mawi’s Family Group Conferencing program helped me break the cycle of CFS involvement in my life.

When you have a child, you have more success if you have more supports in your life. Family Group Conferencing helped me realize I have people in my life who want to ensure my family succeeds. Family Group Conferencing empowers families and gives them their voice back.

Today, I help young women in the same way I was helped. I was drawn to the field because I want to make sure our young people, especially our Indigenous women, are keeping their kids. Where you came from doesn’t have to determine your success and accomplishments.”

Angeline Spence, Ma Mawi’s Isobel’s Place Team Lead, and Family Group Conferencing former participant

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Citizen Priorities

FAMILIES

  1. Improve access and availability of affordable childcare
  2. Improve the availability of parenting and family support programs
  3. Support to keep families together

CHILDREN IN CARE

10,293

children in care in Manitoba

8,960

of those are Indigenous

THAT’S

87%

of all children in care

SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA, 2014

CHILD CARE SPACES

27,056

licensed child care spaces in Manitoba

SOURCE: MANITOBA CHILD CARE ONLINE, MAR. 31, 2017

16,568

children on Manitoba’s Online Child Care Registry

SOURCE: MANITOBA CHILD CARE ONLINE, JUL. 31, 2017

ACCESS & AFFORDABLE CHILD CARE

46%

OF WOMEN

37%

OF MEN

say Winnipeg needs to improve access and availability of affordable child care

SOURCE: WINNIPEG’S VITAL SIGNS 2017 ONLINE SURVEY

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