October

19

2020

Frank’s Story

Frank was the youngest of five children in a low-income family. As he got older, he was expected to follow his older siblings and work to support the family. So after ninth grade, he quit school and found a job. As an adult Frank continued working. But with no high school education, he could only […]

October

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2020

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October

19

2020

Mary’s Story

Mary always liked working with her hands. After she graduated high school, Mary contracted herself out as a general handyman. She had a steady flow of jobs, and the pay allowed her But, what she really wanted to do was go to school to be a carpenter. Using all of her savings, she moved to […]

October

19

2020

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October

19

2020

Harry’s Story

Harry’s family is everything to him. So, five years ago when his wife told him that she was divorcing him and wanted full custody of their three daughters, it shattered him. “I started drinking. At night I would sit by the window and watch the cars go by,” Harry says. “I would drink, and in […]

October

19

2020

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October

19

2020

Shannon’s Story

Shannon spent the first 12 years of her life in an abusive home. One day in gym class, she was taken aside and told she would be staying with a new family – and that night, she met her first of many foster parents. Shannon was bumped from home to home. Each change of house […]

October

19

2020

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October

19

2020

Dexter’s Story

Dexter has lived with a debilitating mental health illness for most of his life. His parents grew up in the residential school system. And even though they tried to shield him from their own trauma and pain, people who are hurting often lash out at other people. Dexter manages his depression with medication. But he […]

October

19

2020

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October

19

2020

Jackie’s Story

When she turned 18, Jackie left the reserve she grew up in and moved to Winnipeg. She was running away from a lifetime of physical and sexual abuse. She was desperate to leave the pain behind and start a new life…a simpler life. But life in the city wasn’t easy. The pain of her traumatic […]

October

19

2020

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April

26

2019

April

26

2019

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