Make a Difference this December


Rossbrook House gave me a second chance at life. Gangs, crime, and poverty made it tough to grow up in the inner city. For my siblings and me, Rossbrook House was a safe place to go after school and on weekends. We had meals and fun activities!

My childhood was not the greatest, but every day that I walked through those doors, I felt at home. Rossbrook House helped me to feel like a ‘regular kid’. 

I am a former staff and participant of Rossbrook House. Growing up in the neighborhood was very tough, with a lot of gangs, crime, and poverty. My favourite thing was the Summer and Winter Games, and, of course, going to Camp Maskwa!

My two eldest children attend Rossbrook House. I feel blessed they get to experience what I had growing up. I don’t have to worry as I know they are in good hands and will get home safely at the end of each day.

I am proud of who I am today. I manage the Indigenous Cultural Department at Marymound, teaching Indigenous culture and am a mother of four happy children.

I am forever grateful.

Chantel St. Germaine, Former participant/staff





Please consider donating to Rossbrook House once or become a monthly donor.


Donating is easy to do, by clicking here.

Your support will help ensure Chantel’s children, and their peers, continue to have a safe place to belong, play, learn and become…

A place filled with laughter, warm meals, smiling children and youth, fun activities and programs, and safe rides home.


Patty Mainville, Executive Director, Rossbrook House



Following CRA regulations, only those gifts received in 2023, or in envelopes postmarked 2023 (& if a cheque, dated 2023) will receive a 2023 tax receipt. Gifts received in 2024 or in envelopes postmarked 2024, regardless of the date on the cheque, will be issued a 2024 tax receipt.

You can also read Chantel’s story in the Winnipeg Free Press by clicking here.