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Summer Resource Guide & 2022 Emergency Response Plan
With hot and humid weather in the forecast for Winnipeg, it is timely to release the Summer 2022 Resource Guide listing critical services like mobile outreach, shelters, safe spaces, drop-ins and meal programs where people can access water and/or cool off. The Guide is produced by the cross-sector Homelessness Emergency Response Committee that plans for and addresses emergent issues related to extreme weather, climate change, public health crises, and service disruptions such as building system failures, among providers of essential homelessness services. Click to download the Committee’s recently launched 2022 Homelessness Emergency Response Plan. Stay safe!
Supporting Unsheltered Winnipeggers: Kíkinanaw Óma 2-Year Report Back
Kíkinanaw Óma: A Strategy to Support Unsheltered Winnipeggers was released in June 2020, offering context on unsheltered homelessness in Winnipeg and making 6 key recommendations. Since that time, rapid progress has been made on some recommendations, while barriers have emerged to others. The two-year anniversary of Kíkinanaw Óma brings a chance to evaluate progress and next steps for ending unsheltered homelessness in Winnipeg. A new, 2-Year Report back to the community reveals that while unsheltered homelessness has decreased since the winter of 2021-2022, emergency shelter capacity is at an all-time high, pointing to the ongoing need for low-income, low-barrier, and Indigenous-led housing options. If you encounter an encampment or someone who may be experiencing unsheltered homelessness, this tip sheet offers guidance on What To Do. The Summer Safety Tip Sheet also provides useful information on common risks for people who are unsheltered or otherwise spending a lot of time outside in the summer.
Reaching Home Capital Call
End Homelessness Winnipeg, as Community Entity stewarding funds locally for Reaching Home, is now accepting Letters of Intent for capital projects that will increase the supply of transitional and supportive housing units in Winnipeg by March 31, 2024. For details, please download the information sheet or visit https://endhomelessnesswinnipeg.ca/reaching-home/.Eligible projects include new construction, and conversions (renovations) from non-residential use to transitional or supportive housing units. Funding is not intended to renovate existing housing, but rather, to create new units. If your project is eligible, please send your letter of interest and proposed budget by Monday August 15, 2022, at 4pm to email@example.com
Call for Board Members
End Homelessness Winnipeg is recruiting directors to serve on its Board for terms of three years, with the opportunity to renew. Directors must be at least 18 years of age. The Board of Directors reflects a broad range of knowledge, skills, and experiences. Specific expertise sought at this time includes:People with Lived Experience of homelessnessIndigenous Youth (aged 18 to 29)Indigenous EldersPeople with Communications expertiseFor more information and application details, please download the Call for Directors or visit https://endhomelessnesswinnipeg.ca/volunteer/. The deadline to apply is 3pm on Monday, July 11, 2022.
Gizhe Waa Ti-Sii-Win Thank You
Huge thanks to the hundreds of volunteers and service providers who helped to make this year’s Gizhe Waa Ti-Sii-Win Service Delivery Expo a great success. More than 1,000 individuals accessed services, food, and community connection at this year’s event, hosted by Siloam Mission. For more information about the Expo, please visit https://endhomelessnesswinnipeg.ca/gizhe-waa-ti-sii-win-expo/
Miigwetch ~ Maarsii ~ Kinanâskomitin ~ Thank you!