Ask auntie

our story

The Ask Auntie program was developed at the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation in 2021. We provide direct support and advocacy to Brandon’s vulnerable and Indigenous populations.

We focus our work around trauma-informed, harm-reductionist, and Indigenous perspectives, and provide support for a wide array of service needs. Our workers have lived experience and know many of the challenges that individuals and families face, especially when navigating systems traditionally colonial in nature. We prioritize advocacy and community collaboration to best meet the needs of those we serve.

Available Services


Personal identification and banking is often something taken for granted. For many, the cost of a valid ID or Bank account is something they simply cannot afford. We help our clients to remove some of the barriers  to accessing for:

  • Personal Identification Storage Bank
  • Birth certificates
  • Health cards
  • Treaty Cards
  • MPI photo identification
  • Passports
  • Opening & accessing bank accounts

health & wellness

We recognize the need for holistic and culturaly supportive wellness. This is why we provide the following services.

  • Traditional Indigenous medicines
  • Connecting with addictions services
  • Connecting with mental health services
  • Finding disability and accessibility support
  • Assistance with the First Nations Inuit Métis Health Branches.
  • Health Branch
  • Obtaining disability coverage Under NHIB.
  • Employment and Income Assistance

Transportation & Accessibility

We provide assistance to individuals with mobility issues or limited access to support due to physical health reasons:

  • Accesing taxi services
  • Obtaining bus fare


We address housing insecurity and homelessness by assessing your situation and providing support:

  • Financial supports for housing.
  • Accessing shelter services.
  • Accessing transitional housing.
  • Minor household items.
  • Referrals to community partners.
  • Information on landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities.


We provide assistance with navigating barriers to employment and training programs through:

  • Guidance on how to access funding networks for schooling.
  • Assistance in completing educational applications.
  • Referrals to vocational and educational supports in the community.
  • Guidance with pardons

manitoba birth certificate

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