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Inflation explained
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What is inflation and what does it mean for your budget?

Inflation is dominating the news in the latter half of 2022, and for good reason. In June it reached 8.1% — its highest level in 39 years — and remained…

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Interior - UWCRC

Building sustainable university projects for community inclusion

The University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation (UWCRC) has no interest in building ivory towers. Instead, UWCRC helps build sustainable projects like Winnipeg’s Downtown Commons, which welcomes “a wide cross-section…

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CEDA: Raymond Ngarboui, Community Organizer of Rainbow Community Gardens, coordinates food security initiatives with refugee and newcomer families.
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CEDA gives Winnipeg youth a new lease on life

Winnipeg residents have already seen the makeover of the Merchants Hotel from the outside, but the next transformation is going on inside. Originally built as a hardware store in 1914…

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Money tips

Inflation explained
,

What is inflation and what does it mean for your budget?

Inflation is dominating the news in the latter half of 2022, and for good reason. In June it reached 8.1% — its highest level in 39 years — and remained…

Read more ›
Questions to ask my financial advisor

What questions should I ask my financial advisor?

Manitobans need professional financial advice now more than ever. After battling through the pandemic together, dealing with rising inflation, rising gas prices and other expenses, it’s important to stay on…

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Renting vs. owning: Can you afford to buy a house?

Owning a home seems to be an increasingly distant dream for many young Canadians. A recent survey found that 80% of 18 to 28-year-old urban dwellers were worried they wouldn’t…

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Business growth

CEDA: Raymond Ngarboui, Community Organizer of Rainbow Community Gardens, coordinates food security initiatives with refugee and newcomer families.
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CEDA gives Winnipeg youth a new lease on life

Winnipeg residents have already seen the makeover of the Merchants Hotel from the outside, but the next transformation is going on inside. Originally built as a hardware store in 1914…

Read more ›
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Winnipeg’s tasty new ice cream shop could be instantly iconic

Who’s crazier…us for opening the first day of winter, or everyone coming for ice cream in this weather?” Winnipeg’s newest spot for cool treats was born out of the warmth…

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Community Financial Centre - 10 years
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The power of 10

This year, ACU’s Community Financial Centre (CFC) is celebrating 10 years of building commerce through the power of community. CFC has long been a pillar in the community, helping create…

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Community stories

Habitat for Humanity Volunteers

35 years of raising walls and spirits

Habitat for Humanity Manitoba was founded in 1987, and this year marks the Affiliate’s 35th anniversary in Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario.  Habitat for Humanity International, which was founded in 1976…

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Interior - UWCRC

Building sustainable university projects for community inclusion

The University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation (UWCRC) has no interest in building ivory towers. Instead, UWCRC helps build sustainable projects like Winnipeg’s Downtown Commons, which welcomes “a wide cross-section…

Read more ›
CEDA: Raymond Ngarboui, Community Organizer of Rainbow Community Gardens, coordinates food security initiatives with refugee and newcomer families.
,

CEDA gives Winnipeg youth a new lease on life

Winnipeg residents have already seen the makeover of the Merchants Hotel from the outside, but the next transformation is going on inside. Originally built as a hardware store in 1914…

Read more ›