The following resources are good jumping off points - finding general information about your topic before diving deep. General statistics and facts are also given.
Winnipeg Public Library Database Collections - must have library card in order to access these resources.
EBSCOhost - access provided by the WPL, must have a library card in order to access.
RefSeek - a reference directory; gives lists of websites based on which topic you choose.
InfoPlease - provides quick information on various topics.
Statistics Canada - statistics on all things Canadian.
U.S. Census Bureau - statistics on the American people.
Census Canada - statistics on Canadian people.
CIA World Factbook - statistics and information on every nation in the world.
The Canadian Encyclopedia - provides information on all things Canadian.
Dictionary of Canadian Biography - information on the lives of all notable Canadians.
Encyclopedia of World Biography - information on the lives of notable people from around the world.
Smithsonian Encyclopedia - information on various different subjects.
Cambridge Dictionary - dictionary of the English Language provided by Cambridge University.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary - dictionary of the English Language
Note: You can use Wikipedia, however use it only to see their References section, and use those sources as your jumping off point - not Wikipedia itself.
University of Manitoba Resources Access:
You can search their catalogue here or their subject guides here, however to see the physical materials you will have to either go the library in person, or send the information to Analeigh Novak, in which she can send in an inter-library loan request.