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Spring Resource Guide
With new COVID-19 restrictions in place until at least May 30 in Winnipeg, it can be a challenge to know where to access shelter, safe spaces, outreach supports, food and washrooms. Download, print and share this Spring Resource Guide to help all our neighbours keep connected through this third wave of the pandemic and beyond. The Guide shares essential listings of critical services in our community, with a helpful map of shelter and safe space locations on the reverse side.
Recording of April 7 Event on Ending Homelessness
On Wednesday, April 7, a free virtual event addressed the steps needed to end homelessness in our city. From Crisis to Connection – Ending Homelessness in Winnipeg featured people with lived and work experience -including local Indigenous voices- sharing expertise and perspectives. Speakers included Elder Charlotte Nolin; End Homelessness Winnipeg’s Betty Edel; Jacob Kaufman and Adrienne Dudek from Main Street Project; and Angelina Pelletier from Ndinawe. The discussion was moderated by Right to Housing Coalition Provincial Working Group Chair, Kirsten Bernas. Nearly 300 people participated in the event, which was organized in collaboration by Kíkininaw Óma Strategy to Support Unsheltered Winnipeggers; End Homelessness Winnipeg; Make Poverty History Manitoba; and the Right to Housing Coalition. Watch a recording of the event here.
CEO Retirement and Recruitment
End Homelessness Winnipeg’s CEO, Lucille Bruce, has announced her plans to retire this summer, following 3.5 years of transformative leadership. Lucille’s work with End Homelessness Winnipeg caps a career-long commitment to Indigenous-led approaches for housing and healing. She previously served as Executive Director of the Native Women’s Transition Centre; Executive Director of Village Clinic; Interim Chairperson of the Manitoba Urban Native Housing Association; and Indigenous Co-Site Coordinator for Winnipeg as part of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s At Home/Chez Soi Project. This important work localized Housing First from an Indigenous perspective to address Urban Indigenous homelessness. Lucille recently shared her story with the Humans, On Rights podcast, which can be heard here. End Homelessness Winnipeg’s Board of Directors has launched an executive search to recruit the organization’s next CEO. For details, please click here.
Ekosani, Miigwetch, Maarsii, Thank you!