SEED Winnipeg Inc. envisions a world where opportunities exist for all people and communities to realize their hopes. Its mission is to build strong communities and increase opportunities for people through financial empowerment programs and services.
SEED Winnipeg Inc. Is a non-profit agency that works to reduce poverty and assist in the renewal of primarily inner city communities by providing capacity building services that assist low-income individuals, groups, organizations and economically distressed neighborhoods to improve their social and economic vitality.
SEED Winnipeg’s cross-program team provides the following support services.
- Indigenous Community Collaborations (ICC) – ICC works towards the success of Indigenous participants. ICC offers a variety of services to provide support for program participants and outreach to Indigenous community organizations.
- Language Supports for EAL Participants – This service provides language supports to immigrant and newcomer participants and helps ensure their success in its programs.
- Asset Building Programs – This program assists low-income participants to save for productive assets or household necessities. To help participants meet their saving goals, the programs include money management training classes, matched savings credits that are added to the funds that participants save on their own, opportunities for peer support from fellow participants, and one-to-one support from SEED staff.
- Business Development Services – This program helps low-income individuals and groups develop and expand small business enterprises and co-ops in Winnipeg. Business & Enterprise Support & Training (BEST) provides a three phase process to help prepare a participant in the first stages of a self-employment venture. Recognition Counts provides accessible, low interest loans to assist skilled immigrants to Manitoba with qualification recognition, upgrading and/or trianing needed for employment in the fields for which they have education and experience obtained outside of Canada.
Note: Eligibility requirements may vary by program. For a full description of these programs and services, please visit www.seedwinnipeg.ca.