Published 2023-12-07
Mitch Bourbonniere, M.S.W., M.S.M., C.M.H.W. (C/A)

​Mitch Bourbonniere volunteers with Mama Bear Clan, Got Bannock and Drag the Red. Mama Bear Clan walks the neighbourhood of North Point Douglas and Winnipeg’s Main Street spreading warmth, cheer and love through greeting Winnipeg’s homeless brothers and sisters with hugs , conversation and donations of clothing and food . Got Bannock serves the same community with twice a month outdoor gatherings where people in our village are fed, loved and looked after . Drag the Red spends countless hours on Winnipeg’s Red River searching for missing people . Mitch has joined others in adorning Winnipeg’s bridges with red cloth in the cold of winter to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls . Mitch also helped start a men’s healing group out of the North Point Douglas Women’s centre . Mitch works with Winnipeg’s most vulnerable people who suffer with homelessness , post traumatic stress , addiction, mental health issues, domestic violence, gang involvement , and sexual exploitation through the Ogijiita Pimatiswin Kinamatwin (OPK) , Whistling Winds Action Therapy programs and the Manitoba Youth Justice system . He visits the institutions and supports people as they leave prison and gang life.

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