Our city, our communities

Winnipeg is a unique and diverse community. Our city is located on Treaty 1 territory: the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.

Our city is also home to a growing number of newcomers, refugees and immigrants. We have a history and ongoing commitment to promote issues of gender equity. A dynamic Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-spirited, Queer (LGBTTQ*), community is active in our city. People with disabilities are integral members of the fabric of our community. Sadly, poverty and inequality continues to grow at alarming rates in our city.

Issues of oppression including settler-colonialism, racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, and ageism are based on socialized and learned behaviours that can be dismantled and unlearned. In order to create change, we have to start with ourselves by making a commitment to engage in an ongoing process of reflection and action.

Together, we can build our capacity as a community to better understand and address the root causes of oppression in order to build a more just, inclusive, and healthy city.