|End Homelessness Winnipeg Newsletter: January 2021|
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Updated: Residents Guide and Media Toolkit
End Homelessness Winnipeg has relaunched a Media Toolkit for Reporting on Homelessness and an updated Guide on What to Do if encountering someone experiencing unsheltered homelessness. The Toolkit and Guide were created by Kíkininaw Óma: the Strategy to Support Unsheltered Winnipeggers. This strategy is facilitated by End Homelessness Winnipeg, with representation from the City of Winnipeg, first responders, outreach workers, homeless-serving agencies and people with lived experience of homelessness. As COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have made unsheltered homelessness more visible in our city, prompting significant news coverage, this relaunch is a timely effort. Download the Guide and Toolkit here.
Winter Weather Resource Guide
The Extreme Weather Response Committee, facilitated by End Homelessness Winnipeg with representation from government agencies, emergency shelters and community organizations, has compiled a list of Winter Weather Resources for the context of COVID-19, covering shelters and safe spaces, drop-ins, meals and washroom access. The Guide has been released as part of the Winter Weather Response Plan for 2020-2021. Download the Guide here.
Coordinated Access Council Call For Members
Operating toward a shared vision of Coordinated Access and guided by the Reaching Home mandate to implement a Coordinated Access model in the City of Winnipeg, the Coordinated Access Council will be a group of people, representing various sectors and stakeholder groups, who are committed to working in collaboration and cooperation to guide and promote a common vision for the goal to end homelessness in Winnipeg. Applications will be accepted until 5pm on Friday, January 22, 2021. For more information and to download the application form, click here.
Ekosani, Miigwetch, Maarsii, Thank you!