“Memengwaa is the Anishinaabe word for butterfly. Butterfly survives a metamorphosis through cycles of nurturance and protection, supporting their ability to develop skills and strength, resulting in the ability to spread their wings and fly. This program is designed to support youth as they transition into adulthood, nurturing their special gifts and talents while supporting them to learn life skills.”
Shawenim Abinoojii Inc. has recently purchased 126/140 Alfred Avenue, an abandoned building in the North Point Douglas community. Our vision is to revitalize this apartment to become affordable housing for youth and young adults, including young families, impacted by the Child Welfare System. We hope to reinvigorate life into this beautiful property while providing a critical resource for our young people. Construction is now underway.