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Meegwetch House

587 Elgin Avenue in Winnipeg was once a special place for the Rossbrook House community. Meegwetch House opened in 1982 and was a home for girls who needed a safe place to live. Sister Carol Peloquin took over running it in January of 1983 and did so for nine years until it closed   At the age of 13, Rachel became a resident of Meegwetch House. Sister Carol introduced her to Rossbrook House where she says she ‘finally found a sense of belonging’. Today, Rachel is an Educational Assistant. Sister Carol passed away in 2021. She remained in contact with
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Exciting New Project

47 years ago, an empty United Church on the corner of Ross Avenue and Sherbrook Street in Winnipeg became Rossbrook House. Young people were often found lounging and, sometimes, resting on the left-behind pews. Today, while we still hold the values created by Sister Geraldine MacNamara and the youth who created this inner-city drop-in centre, a lot has changed. Rossbrook House remains a safe haven for children and youth. It is a place for programming, meals, and to meet friends.     In the spirit of reconciliation, Rossbrook House is working towards being an inclusive space for all. After consultation
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Pow Wow Returns!

Thank you to all who came out to dance and celebrate with Rossbrook House children and youth, including community leaders, drum groups, and community dancers. It was a wonderful event, thanks to you.   The Rossbrook House Pow Wow is back! After taking a two-year break (due to the COVID-19 Pandemic), Rossbrook House is once again hosting the community Pow Wow on May 19. We look forward to welcoming community dancers and drum groups, along with community leaders and dancers from our participants and school programs. History The Rossbrook House Pow Wow has a long history… In the early 1980’s
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