Where to Find Information
The Manitoba Urban Inuit Association has developed this booklet to help urban Inuit and newcomers who arrive in Winnipeg from northern Inuit communities. It contains basic information about living in the city of Winnipeg. The guide also contains many telephone numbers and addresses that should be helpful in the next few days, weeks and even years.
You may wish to learn about the Inuit community in the city, whether you are here to further your education, look for a job, or need health-related information. You may be learning to use the transit system or how to get around the city. You may have questions about communities and schools that would suit your family’s needs. While this guide may not be able to answer all the questions you have, we can hopefully lead you in the right direction. You can also phone or email the Manitoba Urban Inuit Association for further information (204) 802-5991 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome to Winnipeg!
In order to learn about the city and the resources it offers, we suggest you collect maps and other pamphlets to help you. You may wish to:
- Get a map of your community
- Get a copy of the local telephone book
- Contact Manitoba Urban Inuit Association
- Download the Winnipeg Welcome Guide published by MUIA
311 - Information and Non-emergency Services
Winnipeg has a non-emergency telephone information that answers questions on government services in the city. You can call 311 for information on libraries, recreation programs, parking bans, report stolen property, requests for financial assistance, etc.
City of Winnipeg Website
The City of Winnipeg has a pocket guide for newcomers with specific information for Aboriginal persons at www.winnipeg.ca/interhom/guide. The website also has a map section.