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ACM 2024 recap

Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Community Meeting June 27, 2024. The Foundation and Rossbrook House boards shared their reports with the community.   Read the annual report. Click here. Read the Foundation’s community report. Click here. We heard from Executive Director, Patty Mainville and Rossbrook House board president, Karen Cook, Foundation Chair, Larry McIntosh, plus Gil Grenier shared financial information from 2023/24. Melissa Dvorak thanked retiring board members and Leslie Galloway presented the volunteer award. We also celebrated board members, staff, volunteers, and participants.   Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg received the Leslie Galloway Volunteer Award for many
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Summer 2024 is on

Summer is on at Rossbrook House! “Summer at Rossbrook House is always memorable. School is out and our doors are open 24 hours a day. It’s a time for fun activities. Everything is free. The two calendars for the children and youth are filled with beach days, Camp Maskwa, traditional teachings, and the summer games. The doors remain open 24 hours all summer so that the youth (up to age 24) always have a safe place.”   Click here to donate today to support Rossbrook House. Valerie Henderson first discovered Rossbrook House when she was just 12 years old. Today
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Job Posting- apply before July 5

Rossbrook House is hiring a Program Coordinator Program Coordinators are accountable to one of the two Program and Operations Managers. Main responsibilities include: planning, coordinating, and delivering programs and activities for children (Energy Plus, ages 6-11 years). Engaging with children and youth. The Energy Plus Program Coordinator exercises a degree of independence, initiative and judgment while performing a variety of tasks in support of all aspects of Rossbrook House operations, including rides to and from outside activities and safe rides home. They will ensure that programs reflect the needs and interests of the Energy Plus age group and that programs
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Scholarship Application Process for 2024

Rossbrook House staff and board members proudly provide community members with scholarships. Thanks to the Rossbrook House Foundation, many family foundations, and other generous supporters, Rossbrook House annually provides several scholarships at the Open House in November.   Who can apply: If you are a current/former staff or current/former participant or student from one of the three off-campus school programs and are enrolled or planning to enroll in a post-secondary program this fall, you can apply. How to apply: Download the official Rossbrook House application form below. This is the only application that will be accepted. Include copies or screenshots/photos
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Mosaic Tile Project Revealed

After 48 years, the exterior of Rossbrook House has a new look! On May 2, 2024, a crowd gathered (in the rain) to witness the unveiling of an exciting project that had been happening at Rossbrook House for several months. Drop-in participants and the students from Eagles’ Circle worked with artist Ursula Neufeld, learning how to create using mosaic tiles. They discovered the history of mosaics and what tools are needed to create the colourful tiles. “I really felt like I was part of the Rossbrook House Community.  The kids greeted me with such enthusiasm. Their imaginations and creativity came through their
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No Child Alone Dinner 2024 Thank You

Celebrating the words that Sister MacNamara spoke many years ago, ‘No child who does not want to be alone, should ever have to be’… at a fundraising dinner. The No Child Alone Dinner was created to celebrate the first 40 years of Rossbrook House in 2016. Since then, the Foundation has held a few more dinners, with the latest happening just last week.   Autumn kept the evening on track as the emcee. Both she and Asher shared their inspiring experiences with Rossbrook House. “Being a part of something like Rossbrook House gives me a purpose in life to continue
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Global Winnipeg Visits Rossbrook House

Thank you to Clay Young and Global Winnipeg for visiting Rossbrook House during Spring Break to discuss our programs and more!   Watch the four segments that originally aired on March 27, 2024, to hear more about the Junior Staff program, the Healthy Kitchen program, the No Child Alone Dinner, and more!   Click here to watch Asher and hear more about the Junior Staff program. Click here to watch as Autumn discuss her experiences growing up at Rossbrook House. Click here to watch Patty talk about the daily meals, Spring Break, and more.   Click here to learn about the
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Rossbrook House Pow Wow 2024

The community is invited to the 43rd Annual Rossbrook House Pow Wow on Thursday, June 13, 5:30pm.   The annual Pow Wow features community dancers, drummers, and the children and youth from Rossbrook House. Plan to join us. We’re proud to be showcasing Indigenous culture, year after year. UPDATE: Thank you to all who attended the 43rd annual Pow Wow on June 13, 2024. It was a beautiful evening, celebrating our children and youth and their culture. Check out our video to see a glimpse of what took place. Click to watch our video.     Click here to read about
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Cold City Warm Hearts 2024

Children from Rossbrook House and the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) gathered at FortWhyte Alive on February 21 for their own special winter party.   The smiles were endless as one hundred children played outdoor Arctic games, went snowshoeing, had a bannock bake over an open fire and gleefully soared down the toboggan run.   “We come together as a community to build relationships through experiences and outdoor activities,” said Rossbrook House Executive Director Patty Mainville. “Thanks to our friends at FortWhyte Alive and generous donors we can gather with our neighbours from IRCOM to experience all the
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No Child Alone Dinner 2024

  2024 No Child Alone Dinner in support of Rossbrook House April 25 | Caboto Centre 5:30 doors open/pre-dinner reception 6:30 event start Join Us Dinner Tickets $175 | Patron Tickets $300 | Corporate Tables $3,500 All include a partial tax receipt following CRA regulations. Patron tickets receive text recognition in the event program. Corporate Tables seat 10 & purchasers receive text recognition on their table, on this webpage (see below), and in the event program.   Unable to attend but still want to support? Click here to donate! Tax receipts will be issued after the event, following CRA regulations, for
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