End Homelessness Winnipeg Newsletter: March 2022
End Homelessness Winnipeg launches new website
http://endhomelessnesswinnipeg.ca has a new look, thanks to an updated website launched March 28. Stop by to check it out! There is a ton of info on the organization’s work, strategies and partnerships; links to local resources; and more.
Two-Spirited People of Manitoba announces Medicine Wolf Healing Place
Two-Spirited People of Manitoba has announced acquisition of land for its Medicine Wolf Healing Place Program, which supports Two-Spirit people at risk of and experiencing homelessness with access to ceremony, cultural workshops and land-based programming. Funding for this project was provided by Reaching Home: the Government of Canada’s homelessness strategy, administered by End Homelessness Winnipeg.
“Two-Spirited People of Manitoba would like to extend our deepest appreciation to End Homelessness Winnipeg and the Government of Canada,” said Albert Beck, Two-Spirited People of Manitoba Board Chair, upon the announcement. “Their collective contributions and engaging partnership have made it possible for our organization to offer this life-saving program to our community for the years to come.” Read more about Medicine Wolf Healing Place at https://www.facebook.com/medicinewolfhealingplace
Manitoba Métis Federation opens new Rapid Services site
On March 22, End Homelessness Winnipeg staff joined local elected officials and Manitoba Métis Federation representatives for the official ribbon cutting ceremony at 550 Selkirk Avenue, a new community access point for Rapid Services to help those experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Rapid Services will be especially helpful for Métis citizens facing housing challenges since they integrate and expand access to existing MMF programs and supports. Individuals can call 204-589-1613 to book an appointment for housing support, advocacy, moving assistance, help with ID, wellness and basic needs. Congratulations to the Manitoba Métis Federation for opening the doors of this new community resource!
Invest to End Homelessness in Provincial Budget 2022
Manitoba’s Provincial Budget is set to be announced on Tuesday, April 12. Make Poverty History Manitoba and Right to Housing Coalition have launched a campaign calling for the budget to invest in 300 new units of rent-geared-to-income housing annually for at least 5 years; and to increase the EIA basic needs benefit. To find out more and get involved, visit https://righttohousing.ca/
Miigwetch ~ Maarsii ~ Kinanâskomitin ~ Thank you!