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73 Hargrave Street- Second Floor

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1N3

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday – 8:30am to 4:30pm


Welcome to the

Ma-Mow-We-Tak (Thompson) Friendship Centre

The Ma-Mow-We-Tak Friendship Centre, incorporated June 15, 1976, is a non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian organization striving to meet the needs of the Indigenous population in Thompson and surrounding communities. This is achieved though the provision of programs, services and activities to address cultural, social, health, employment, training, education, justice and recreation needs.

The Ma-Mow-We Tak Friendship Centre has developed partnerships with the community and has successfully developed and implemented several program and services designed to meet the needs of the diverse Indigenous populations (First Nations, Metis, Non-Status, and Inuit) in Northern Manitoba. The Ma-Mow-We-Tak Friendship Centre is status-blind and while programs and services are primarily designed for urban Indigenous people, many non-Indigenous people utilize the organization. All programs and services are delivered in a culturally sensitive, holistic, inclusive manner and our organization works with all sectors of the community to promote enhanced race relations and increase awareness and understanding.

Our organization currently operates out of 4 separate locations, each facility providing crucial programming/services to the community.

4 Nelson Road:

– New Beginnings

– The Connection for Aboriginal Children

– Northern Circle of Youth

– Parent Child Centre

– Northern Youth Council

– Adult Basic Education

– Youth Employment Services

– Community Liaison and Social Support Services

– Cultural Teachings & Support

– Elders Programming

– Multipurpose Room & Boardroom Rentals

– Dine-in Restaurant

– Catering

23 Beaver Crescent:

Our licensed Child Care Facility provides childcare to 4 infants (0-2 years old) and 32 pre-school aged children (2-6). Programming is inclusive of all the requirements that are set in the Manitoba Child Care guidelines to ensure children are learning things that are appropriate for their age range.

122 Hemlock Crescent:

Our Hostel Operation facility is a two-story building. The top floor has 11 rooms for medical patients, organizations/agencies and cash paying customers. The facility is equipped with wifi and cable. Home cooked meals are available daily. Intake staff members are on duty 24 hours to ensure the safety of clients and provide any assistance necessary.

The bottom floor has transitional housing units. These units are rented out to tenants who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Units are rented out on a month to month basis at a rate that is determined based on Employment and Income Assistance Rent Allowance. The Transitional Housing program offers several supports which include but are not limited to advocacy, transportation assistance, counselling services, and life skills.

19 Fox Bay:

Fox Bay Dens continues to offer affordable housing to Indigenous post-secondary students and their families. There are 7 three-bedroom units, and 1 four-bedroom unit which is wheelchair accessible. All of the units have remained at 100% occupancy since opening in 2007.

For more information on any of our programs and services please contact: 204-677-0950 or