EAGLE WING EARLY EDUCATION CENTER
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Budget: $1.5 million
The Eagle Wing Early Education Centre was completed in 2011 and provides 44 child care spaces for the Point Douglas area in Winnipeg. The centre was designed and developed as a catalyst to support community economic development. Through grassroots activism, fundraising, and advocacy, the volunteers of SISTARS (Sisters Initiating Steps Towards a Renewed Society) worked closely with BridgmanCollaborative, Manitoba Child Care Program, and licensing officials to meet the needs of the neighbourhood and contribute to area revitalization. The design process involved a hands-on collaboration where every person was listened to and heard. The design includes a community room suitable for neighbourhood drop-in, parent meetings, and extra play area for children.
The centre is connected to the historic Barber House. The development story is one of hope, history, memory and a vision for the future. Read more about the phoenix rises (includes images of the Centre under construction).