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Upcoming Events

We’d love to see you at our community or fundraising events. There’s always so much going on at Rossbrook House. We’re open every day with programs and activities for children and youth. As of June 28, Rossbrook House will be open 24 hours for children and youth, ages 6 to 24, until school starts up again in the fall. Stay tuned to our social media and this website to hear about other events.   Sign up for our newsletter.   Read more in this article!   Click here to donate today!  
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“Rossbrook House gave me a Second Chance at Life.”

Ensure children and youth continue to have a safe place. Donate today! Former Rossbrook House participant/staff Chantel St. Germaine says that Rossbrook House gave her 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’. My two eldest
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Foundation Chair Larry McIntosh

Q&A with Larry McIntosh Chair, Rossbrook House Foundation Board of Directors   When did you first hear about Rossbrook House? I first heard about Rossbrook House about 10 years ago when I was invited to a Fall Gathering Luncheon (formerly Men’s Luncheon) by a friend. What inspired you to get involved with Rossbrook House through the Foundation? I was inspired to get involved with Rossbrook House Foundation when I realized how important the Foundation is in supporting Rossbrook House’s programs and operations as well as helping fund its scholarships. Have you, or are you, involved with other not-for-profits/charities? I have
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Summer 2023

  Rossbrook House and the Foundation were grateful to receive just over 17,000 entries into June’s Great Canadian Giving Challenge. While we didn’t win the grand prize of $20,000, we are appreciative of the support we received. Support that was directed to summer programming. The Challenge may be over, however, summer is still going strong! “I like summer because we go swimming at the outdoor pools and walk to the park.” – Emily, age 10 Donations in support of Rossbrook House are integral to helping ensure that children and youth continue to have a safe place to belong, play, learn and
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Summer ’23 at Rossbrook House

Children and youth are looking forward to the summer at Rossbrook House!   “I like to go swimming at the outdoor pools, and the beach, and bowling, and Wheelies.” -Pyriel, age 8 For many of us, summer is a time to relax. At Rossbrook House, summer is a busy time with doors open 24 hours every day until the return to school in September. The fun includes twice-daily meals, outings to the beach, building with Lego in the playroom, escaping the city for a week at Camp Maskwa, and more! Your support will help ensure that children and youth continue
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Watch this video

 June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. Winnipeg youth share why they’re hopeful for the future in a new CBC Kids project. Rossbrook House Junior Staff and long-time participant, Dale Turcotte, is one of three Indigenous teens from Winnipeg who took part in an honest chat about feeling underestimated. Watch the video to hear what they shared. Click here to watch.  
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You’re Invited

History of the Dinner The first No Child Alone Dinner was held in January 2016, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Rossbrook House Inc.. It was the first ever dinner of this calibre in its 40-year history…. And was a tad different than the events previously held for participants. Chaired by now Rossbrook House Board President, Brenda Hasiuk, January 28, 2016, saw 575 individuals come together in celebration. The evening, emceed by former Wi Wabigooni EA, Tina Keeper, included a performance by the Rossbrook Rockers, remarks by current & former participants, a video by APTN – highlighting Rossbrook House as a “safe
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Rossbrook House Turns 47!

Rossbrook House turns 47 in January (2023)  and we’re celebrating the dozens and dozens of participants who have come through our doors to take part in programs or to simply hang out.   We are thrilled that we have been able to be a safe place for children and youth to belong, play, learn and become…   Here are a few words from current and former staff and participants. They have shared their experiences, gratitude and love for Rossbrook House: “Rossbrook House is where I was able to be myself without judgement and gain my confidence.” | Rachel, former participant
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Rossbrook House Necklace

Hilary Druxman creates a ‘Good Works’ necklace for Rossbrook House in collaboration with a 14-year-old Rossbrook House youth. Hilary Druxman Design gives back to the community through the creation of her Good Works pieces. In partnership with several organizations, Hilary creates a one-of-a-kind necklace or bracelet that represents the spirit of the non-profit. Hilary spent several months with Rossbrook House youth, 14-year-old Breanna Mink. Going through many inspiring sketches of Breanna’s, Hilary and her team selected one that represents the guiding principle of Rossbrook House; No child who does not want to be alone, should ever have to be.  
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