Register for the Re-Engagement with Sarah Kirby of the Centre for Healthcare Innovation – Patient-Reported Outcomes for your Healthcare

What healthcare outcomes matter for you? Are these different for cultural communities from other communities in Manitoba? What are the important healthcare outcomes to be paid attention to by your doctor and the healthcare system? This is a unique opportunity to re-engage Sarah Kirby to speak about these areas of concern for cultural communities. Please […]

Cultural Communities – Creating their Future

This is the document that was presented at our most recent Annual General Meeting of October 28, 2021, to establish our context as a coalition to collaborate with our communities to “create their future” while nurturing their identity.   Florence Okwudili, Chair of the Board and Martin Itzkow, CEOReleased October 28, 2021 at our Annual […]

You are cordially invited to our CMCCF Annual General Meeting

Date and Time: October 28, 2021 @ 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. This is our second Annual General Meeting. There are two sections to this event: A) The Annual General Meeting of CMCCF from 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. C.S.T. B) The Learning Event, from 7:20 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. C.S.T. We are inviting you to […]

World Values Day Participation

The Wisdom of Hardship Initiative is a solidarity initiative of the Coalition of Manitoba Cultural Communities for Families Inc. from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with a network of individuals who came together from many places in the world at the very beginning of our worldwide pandemic. We participated in World Values Day on October 15, 2020, […]


As a community coalition, reflecting a broad and diverse network of Manitoba cultural communities, we have deliberately shaped our organizational culture in a way that enhances our role and our impact in the community. Our culture is very much about ‘how we work with others, with respect, dignity, and seeking to hear all voices’ to […]

Community Engagement Facilitator’s Program (CEF)

Stage One The Coalition of Manitoba Cultural Communities for Families (CMCCF) is training facilitators/convenors to lead meaningful engagements within their cultural communities. The Community Engagement Facilitators/ConvenorsConveners program (CEF) was born more than a year ago from the recognition that “one of the things the coalition is doing is facilitating events and engagements in communities and […]

Formation of the CMCCF Cultural Community Child Wellbeing Roundtable

July 2020 – An idea. A concept. A dream. January 2021 – A small group of engaged and committed people from Manitoba’s diverse cultural communities start talking. A working group forms to ‘dream’ further. January to April 2021 – A concept takes shapes over regular, intentional, and convivial zoom meetings. A generous dose of creativity […]

Engaging the community is what CMCCF is all about!

10-year-plus experience now being adapted to the Covid era Engaging the community in meaningful discussions is what the Coalition of Manitoba Cultural Communities for Families has been all about for more than 10 years. Before Covid-19, most of the engagement was in person. Since the pandemic began, CMCCF has adapted and moved its engagements online. […]

Message from Florence Okwudili, Chair of CMCCF

The  Coalition of Manitoba Cultural Communities and Families Inc. is heartbroken by the discovery of the remains of Indigenous children buried under unmarked graves.   The appalling legacy of the residential school system has affected every indigenous person and community in this country causing intergenerational trauma and continued anguish.  This new discovery of mass undocumented graves […]

CMCCF and 4Better2Morrow Join Forces for Young Adults Mental Well being Program

Coalition of Manitoba Cultural Communities for Families Inc. and 4better2morrow a non-profit European global initiative supporting today’s youth have joined forces to offer two on-line sessions to best co-create impact for a better tomorrow. We have a shared vision to make the world a better, more inclusive and sustainable place for all. What connects us […]

Cultural communities with CMCCF discover shared values in community well-being mapping initiative

People from three different cultural communities found they shared many values and perspectives about their current environment and what might be their future when they participated in a community culture mapping initiative in collaboration with the Coalition of Manitoba Cultural Communities for Families. (CMCCF) Read the full article

Our Annual General Meeting

We are having an online AGM on November 19, 2020 and you are invited. As is usual, we are having a business portion and then afterwards an interesting and provocative panel discussion regarding youth mental health in the time of disruption and COVID 19. If you are interested in attending please click on this link […]

Florence Okwudili receives award from the GA

This is an award from the General Child and Families Services Authority and the Kim Thomas Award to Florence Okwudili, our Chair of the Board of Directors for CMCCF. The Kim Thomas Award is given to a community member or CFS staff member who works diligently within the newcomer and refugee community in the area […]

Meet Mihiret Kumbi, the latest addition to our team

Who am I? I am an urban and inner-cities student at the University of Winnipeg. I have experience working with newcomer communities, people living in poverty, government institutions, inner-city residents, and community-based organisations on various community driven development projects. What am I passionate about? My passion is to work with and advocate for socially and […]

Introducing Maryam Rahimi

We are proud to welcome Maryam as our new Research and Community Planning Co-ordinator. Maryam has a social work degree from Booth University College and is Kurdish Canadian. Maryam was born in a refugee camp in Iraq, immigrating to Canada at the age of eight. She is passionate about supporting cultural communities and empowering youth. […]

Event brings together community members, service providers, and policy makers

This event was developed to bring together community members, service providers, and policy makers in the first of a series of mutual learning sessions to get to know each other better, to explore and share values and to strive to find ways to work together in a mutually respectful manner. Feedback from the evaluation undertaken […]