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. supports youth and families with unique challenges, celebrating their strength. They provide evidence informed, culturally sensitive, family-centered education and programming, designed to meet the needs of those living with mental health issues and neurological/cognitive differences.

Serving upwards of 3,000 individuals a year without funding, they have recently gained charity status and are looking forward to increasing support to benefit our community’s overall well being.