Winnipeg’s location at the junction of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers has made it a meeting place for Aboriginal people for 6,000 years.
The city is often at the forefront of Aboriginal economic initiatives and partnerships because of its significant Aboriginal population. More than 55,700 First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people call the city home.
Economic Development Support
The following community and government organizations are among those fostering development in the Aboriginal community.
The Aboriginal Centre of Winnipeg Inc. is a gathering place for people and a centre to promote the social, educational and entrepreneurial growth of the Aboriginal community in Winnipeg.
For more information, please contact the Aboriginal Centre at:
181 Higgins Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3G1
The Aboriginal Single Window initiative provides one-stop-shop service to organizations and people needing access to government-funded Aboriginal programs in order to make information about these programs easier to obtain, and to foster improved cooperation and information sharing between the various levels of government and Aboriginal organizations.
The following federal and provincial departments are located at the Winnipeg Aboriginal Single Window: Human Resources Development Canada, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Aboriginal Business Canada, Solicitor General Canada, Canadian Forces Recruitment, Manitoba Native Affairs, Manitoba Training & Continuing Education, Manitoba Rural Development, Manitoba Industry, Trade & Mines, Manitoba Health, and Aboriginal Business Canada.