CED Profile: Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

The Canadian CED Network

Year: 2011

This is one of the Canadian CED Network’s CED in Manitoba Profiles Project produced 50 stories of Manitoba communities working to build fairer and stronger local economies, reduce poverty, and revitalize neighbourhoods.

Ka Ni Kanichihk, literally translated from the Ininew (Cree) language, means “those who lead” — an apt name for this non-profit community based organization. Established in 2002, Ka Ni Kanichihk is an Aboriginal human services organization governed by a council of First Nation and Metis peoples.

Ka Ni Kanichihk delivers a range of programs and services that build on an individual’s assets and
resilience, and help to create social and economic opportunities for Aboriginal people in Winnipeg.