Our Open House

It was standing room only at our Open House on November 22, 2016. We chose November 22 as it was National Housing Strategy Day, which highlights awareness about housing and homelessness. We all need to stand together to improve access to affordable housing that is primarily targeted to vulnerable populations and hard to house individuals.

Velma Orvis performed a Blessing of the Space with a smudge and prayer.

Louis Sorin took this opportunity to thank our funding partners, working group members, board and committee members and the original Task Force group for making End Homelessness Winnipeg a reality.

Nahanni Fontaine, MLA, Fort Johns and a longtime advocate for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), and Mitch Bourbonniere, an Indigenous activist, social worker, and active participant in various community events that involve such issues as Missing and Murdered Women, the impacts of Residential Schools and any issue that impacts the Aboriginal community, spoke to the wonderful work being done by individuals and agencies trying to eradicate homelessness in our community.

Here and Now: The Winnipeg Plan to End Youth Homelessness

As a backbone organization within our community, End Homelessness Winnipeg is very supportive of the “Here and Now: The Winnipeg Plan to End Youth Homelessness”.  We participated in its development and look forward to moving forward with its implementation.  This collaborative initiative will be integrated with the goals and approaches of End Homelessness Winnipeg.  We see many opportunities to work closely in order to meet our mutual goals.

The Winnipeg Plan to End Youth Homelessness will be a guide on what is needed in Winnipeg, based on community consensus and the voices of youth. It will be used by community organizations who serve youth, policy-makers, funders, and decision-makers, to support and work with each other in addressing the complex social and economic challenge of youth homelessness.

WpgPlantoEndYouthHomelessness_Executive Report