Author(s): Dr. Jaime Cidro, Courtney Bear, Kate Rempel
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"The Winnipeg Boldness Project is an Indigenous social innovation initiative. Working alongside the North End community to identify effective mechanisms to improve outcomes for young children in the Point Douglas area. The Project is working towards a Bold Goal:

Children and families in Point Douglas will experience dramatically improved wellbeing in all aspects of self: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.

Currently, about 50% of kids in the Point Douglas are doing well in terms of early childhood development (ECD) and are starting school at a point where they're ready to begin learning and take on the world. The Winnipeg Boldness Project is aiming to raise this number because we believe that every child should have the same access to opportunity.

Our starting point in the design process was to engage the Point Douglas community in defining success for their children. Residents, parents, and leaders identified many roadblocks to success for their children and are driving the development of solutions to these roadblocks. A large proportion of the residents, parents, and leaders we engage with are Indigenous and espouse an Indigenous worldview and value base. Therefore, Indigenous perspectives and methodologies form the foundation of our problem definition and solution-finding. We believe that the solutions generated will lead to better outcomes not only for Indigenous children but for all children."

Read the full report to learn more about the wellbeing measure and process to achieve it.

Additional related resources in various formats here: brochure and two-page summary.

Grant: Partnering for Change: Community-Based Solutions for Aboriginal and Inner-City Poverty - 2012-2019
Category: Housing and Neighbourhood Revitalization