HIP (Honouring Indigenous Peoples) – Reconciliation Initiatives will nurture and strengthen partnerships between Indigenous students in northern community schools and non-indigenous students in southern schools.  This will enhance and further reconciliation through increased understanding and friendships.   Students will connect through social media, face to face visits, and team work to get to know each other better, while addressing community issues.


This project has been initiated by the Rotary Club of Winnipeg, in response to a request for assistance received from the Garden Hill School.  Funds raised through RIBFEST 2018 will further the exchange with other schools in Northern Manitoba.  These reconciliation initiatives, providing assistance for cultural, recreational and educational programs, will only be initiated in response to requests received from First Nations communities and schools.

Students from Garden Hill and students from Ecole River Heights enjoying each other’s company

Garden Hill students, staff and community members unpacking the books, sports equipment, etc
that we sent by winter road



Inspire Community Outreach Inc. is an incorporated non-profit social services agency providing evidence and culturally informed, family-centered education and programming, designed to meet the needs of those living with mental health issues and neurological/ cognitive differences.

Inspire’s mission is to support the mental health of children, youth, and families. Our vision is the development of a community that supports children, youth and families to recognize and celebrate their strengths and potential, and that puts them in touch with resources that benefit their overall well being.

Our goal is to make our services as accessible and as barrier free as possible. With community support and donations we have been able to offer various free programming for families and youth such as Get your Art on and Exceptional Family and Caregiver Yoga.

In addition, with the launch of our new In Home Stabilization Unit we will be bringing individualized  and compassionate support directly to the homes of families in need who are unable to access supports elsewhere.

Providing Support for Youth and Families with Unique Challenges. Celebrating Strength.