Expanded centre names youth facility after Tina Fontaine

Tina Fontaine. File / Global News

Tina Fontaine will continue to be remembered by Winnipeggers, as a new youth centre has named their facility after her.

The Ndinawe Youth Resource Centre has been renamed “Tina’s Safe Haven.”

Located at 472 Selkirk Ave., the centre has been a resource for at-risk youth and an after school drop-in centre for 25 years.

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Since April of last year, the centre has been running 24/7 through federal government funding.

“This name change of the centre honors Tina Fontaine and ensures she is not forgotten,” said a spokesperson for the resource centre, Tammy Christensen.

She said the name change is reflective of the space.

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“A safe, supported alternative to the streets to youth like Tina, who are in need of immediate support and resources during periods of high risk and crisis,” Christensen said.

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