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Marymound appoints new Chief Executive Officer

A familiar face in the City with a fresh Indigenous perspective Winnipeg, MB, June 5, 2017 – Marymound, a leading child welfare organization in Manitoba, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sonia Prevost-Derbecker as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective June 5, 2017. Prevost-Derbecker is a known entity to the education and child-welfare sectors. Having …

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Marymound in the Spotlight

Marymound was featured on CTV morning News, with edited versions of the story being broadcast on the CTV Noon and 6:00pm news. It was great exposure for Marymound as the five interview segments of Marymound staff captured the history, the indigenous culture advancements, the Mental Health & Complex Needs Unit, along with continual references to support the organization’s …

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“Marymound helped me build my future.”

Marymound offers programs and services that help referred children and youth of all ages. The Independent Options Program (IOP) at Marymound prepares youth from within Marymound or from elsewhere in the child welfare system for their transition to adulthood and living independently. Chevie Delaronde joined IOP at age 18.

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Great community support for Marymound Annual Meeting

The Marymound Annual Meeting in its second year with a Cultural Showcase was once again presented to a capacity crowd at the Marymound School gymnasium. The support from the community was outstanding as Her Honour, The Honourable Janice Filmon, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba attended and shared some very complimentary and inspiring words about Marymound and …

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A Winnipeg woman’s turnaround in life inspires her elementary school math teacher

-Emad Agahi, CTV Winnipeg  A reunion between a Winnipeg woman and her old elementary school math teacher has led to a donation that will help troubled girls and boys turn their lives around.

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Marymound CEO accepts provincial appointment as Deputy Minister, Families

A message from Marymound Board Chair Rémi Gosselin As Marymound’s Board Chair, it was with mixed feelings that I recently announced that our Chief Executive Officer, Jay Rodgers, was appointed as the new Deputy Minister of the Department of Families for the Province of Manitoba.

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Marymound Donor Story: ‘Seeing is Believing’

Sarah Belley is an elementary school teacher at Precious Blood School who came into some extra money and wanted to give to a charity. “I had trouble deciding because there were just too many choices,” says Belley.

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Preparing for Adulthood

-Ligia Braidotti, The Times Marymound has recently started a hot dog cart to help children develop more employability skills. Grillin’ 4 Good is part of the Student Work Experience Education Program (SWEEP) drawn up to offer kids training opportunities in the kitchen, volunteering opportunities, resume preparation, training for interviews, and many other skills required by …

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Lasting support for complex kids

The Winnipeg Foundation magazine, WT (Working Together) created a story for their Spring Edition about Marymound’s Mental Health & Complex Needs Centre, including the transition home we are presently campaigning to raise funds. The Winnipeg Foundation already has donated $500,000 to the campaign, and this timely article will further benefit the cause as we bring the community together to support this integral need that helps teenage …

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Marymound care provides foundation for youth’s life

Krystyne Hastings, 22, is a former Marymound youth in care placed in the Marygrove Group Home at age 9 due to a neglectful and abusive home. Prior to coming to Marymound, she was bounced around from various foster homes before settling at Marygrove, a group home for girls ages 9 to 13.

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