WES Youth in Philanthropy Grant

June 23, 2021

Thank you to the Winkler Elementary School Youth in Philanthropy group for choosing Gateway Resources as a grant recipient. Youth in Philanthropy is a program which is funded and governed by the Winkler Community Foundation, encouraging youth to learn about their community and how they can have an impact. This grant will allow Gateway’s Lifeskills Program to purchase added resources for the tactile and sensory boxes, used by the participants in the Program. #winklercommunityfoundation

Summer Day Camp

April 5, 2021

Summer is just around the corner and we will once again be offering our Summer Day Camp! Summer Day Camp – for children between the ages of 5 to 12 – is a fun place for friendship, learning, and adventure. You can register your child by filling out the online form. All COVID-19 precautions will be followed.

We will ask you to sign a waiver form on the first day of the session when you drop off your child. Fees can also be handed in at this time.

Online Form:

If you have any questions please contact Mike Klassen at 204-325-7304 (ext 228), or by email at

Foundation Grant

December 7, 2020

Gateway Resources was able to purchase iPads and Webcams thanks to support from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund  (ECSFund) and the Winkler Community Foundation (WCF).

The iPads and Webcams were purchased in the month of December for Residential and Day Program, and with the realities of living with the current restrictions, the timing couldn’t have been better. Gateway staff in both the Residential and Community Learning sectors are preparing and providing content that homes and individuals can access.

The iPads and Webcams were purchased with the following goals in mind:

  • For individuals in Residences to connect with family and friends, particularly during periods of isolation and visitor restrictions related to COVID-19; but also beneficial on-going to connect with family and friends who are not living locally;
  • To provide more opportunities for individuals in Day Program to learn and build skills in using technology.

Some possible options for uses of these devices are:

  • Hosting online events for Participants;
  • Hosting virtual dance classes;
  • Regular Bingo nights with prizes;
  • Take part in online events with, for example, Special Olympics, which would allow athletes to connect online.

The possibilities are endless. Thank you to ECSFund, CommFdnsCanada, ESDC_GC, WCF, for making all this possible; for bringing people in the community together via social media.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Gateway’s Recycling Program

April 9, 2018

As an agency that provides supports to over 150 adults living with an intellectual disability, one of the main components of our services is to find meaningful employment opportunities for the individuals we support.

One of the many ways we do this is with our recycling program. 

We recycling the following items:

  • Aluminum – Beverage Cans, Trays, Pie Plates & other Containers, Foil
  • Box Board – Single Layer such as Cereal, Tissue Boxes
  • Cardboard – Corrugated
  • Glass – Food Jars & Beverage Containers (such as Pop, Wine, Spirit, & Beer Bottles)
  • Milk Jugs
  • Milk & Juice Cartons/Boxes, Tetra-pak Containers
  • Paper – Newspapers, Flyers, Inserts, Junk Mail, Office Paper  Materials such as Letter Quality Paper, Envelopes (With or Without Windows), Copier Paper, Computer Printouts, Paper Egg Cartons, Phone Books, Paperback or Hardcover Books, Magazines, Catalogues, Bagged Shredded Paper, Brown Paper Bags, Tissue Roll Cores, Gift and Packing Paper
  • Plastics with Recycling Logo #1, 2, 4, 5, & 7 such as Pop & Water Bottles, Laundry Detergent Jugs, Shampoo Bottles, Condiment Bottles, Food Containers such as Yogurt, Margarine, etc.
  • Tin Cans – Soup, Ketchup, etc.

We do not recycling:

  • #3 – Hard Plastics such as CD Cases or Plastics that Shatter
  • #6 – Plastic such as Muffin Containers, Individual Yogurt Containers, etc.
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Disposable Diapers
  • Fluorescent Bulbs (Can be dropped off at Rona)
  • Household Hazardous, Bio-hazardous, Chemical Waste/Containers  (Accepted at the City of Winkler Public Works Yard – 345 1st St.)
  • Light Bulbs
  • Medical Waste (Syringes, Bio-Hazardous Material)
  • Outdoor Lawn Furniture
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plasticized, Waxed, or Laminated Material
  • Propane or Helium Tanks
  • Pyrex or Dishware Glass, Window Glass, Mirrors, Ceramics, Porcelain
  • Rubber Tires
  • Scrap Metals
  • Styrofoam/Styrofoam Packing Material
  • Wood Waste

Acceptable E-waste:

  • All Batteries Except for Automotive Batteries
  • Answering Machines
  • Cameras
  • Cell Phones
  • Computer Cables, Keyboards, Mice & Monitors
  • Computer & Video Gaming Peripherals
  • Computer/Conductor Wires
  • Desktop & Portable Computers
  • DVD Players, VCR’s
  • Fax Machines
  • IT Devices
  • Laptops
  • Medical & Monitoring Devices
  • Microwaves
  • Photo Copiers
  • Portable Audio & Video Devices
  • Printers,
  • Scanners
  • Stereos
  • Telephones
  • TV’s

You might have heard about the trying times ahead for recycling.  It is important that you take an interest in the product you are putting out on the curb.   Take a few minutes to ensure only recyclable products are put out, rinse your containers, and recycle everything you can.