Archives for children and youth

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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Support 2024

Valerie Henderson first discovered Rossbrook House when she was just 12 years old. Today she is a long-time staff member, a mother, and a grandmother, who has seen many young people walk through the doors of Rossbrook House.   “I’ve been working evenings at Rossbrook House for a couple of decades. When I’m driving to work most people are going home after a long day. Children and youth are making their way to their second home, Rossbrook House.  Many drop in every day. They take the bus or are dropped off by their caregivers or social workers, ride their scooters
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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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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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Support Children and Youth

Jennifer Flamand, has been involved with Rossbrook House since 2009 as a teacher in two of their off-campus schools, Eagles’ Circle Junior High and Rising Sun High School. The connections that we form with students are like no other school I have ever experienced. The spaces provided to us by Rossbrook House provide a comfortable atmosphere. The smaller class size and the feeling of belonging are a huge part of why these schools work for our students. I have worked with the Rossbrook House staff in many different aspects of my job. I love how they hire from within and
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Confused by legacy gifts?

To assist with ensuring the best stewarding of Rossbrook House supporters and donations, Rossbrook House Foundation is a proud member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP) Manitoba Chapter. “CAGP Manitoba is the province’s premier organization for fundraisers and professional advisors who support their donors and clients to make philanthropic planned and legacy gifts.”   Wait, aren’t planned and legacy gifts the same thing?  While legacy gifts are planned gifts, they are not the only type of planned gift. Another way to think of planned giving is as strategic charitable giving. “Strategic charitable gift planning is a donor-centred process of
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We All Win winter raffle

  Win Big & Support Children and Youth! You could win up to $5,000 for as little as $5 while supporting Rossbrook House programs and activities for children and youth! Ticket sales are now closed. Thank you to all who supported Rossbrook House through the Rossbrook House Foundation’s We All Win raffle. Congratulations to Shirley Perreault who has won half the pot of $4,505.00. 1 for $5 | 10 for $20 | 50 for $50 Final Draw | Fri Mar 29, 2024 at 9 am (CST) You could win 50% of the ticket sales!   Congratulations to Catherine McKinnon on
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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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Moving into 2024

As we move into 2024 Rossbrook House Foundation reflects on 2023 while looking forward.  The Foundation has three strategic goals broken into smaller projects.    Goal – Nurturing Donor Relationships  In 2023 Rossbrook House Foundation employed various friend-raising initiatives, including a Paint Day and Fall Gathering Luncheon, both in person at Rossbrook House. Foundation staff also attended networking events, such as Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce luncheons, to spread the word about Rossbrook House.  Throughout 2023 the Foundation created personalized connections with donors, all while respecting their communicated contact preferences. One way this was done was through Board members calling 2023
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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,
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