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Meet new CEO, Jason Whitford
End Homelessness Winnipeg’s new CEO, Jason Whitford, started in the role on Monday, October 4. Right away, he was in the news to speak about fire and life safety at encampments and the urgent requirement for housing and services that meet the needs of our unsheltered relatives. In his first weeks on the job, Jason has met with staff and partners, as well as local, provincial and Indigenous leadership. On October 20, he provided an update on End Homelessness Winnipeg’s work to the City of Winnipeg’s Executive Policy Committee. Jason has worked in our community for more than a quarter of a century, with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, Eagle Urban Transition Centre and most recently, as the Executive Director of Shawenim Abinoooji, an organization offering support services and specialized foster care placements for children and youth with complex needs, and on-reserve foster care placement services throughout the Southeast First Nations to keep children close to home. While program manager at Eagle Urban Transition Centre, he co-authored “Examining the Urban Aboriginal Policy Gap: Impacts on Service Delivery for Mobile Aboriginal Peoples in Winnipeg, Canada.” Jason also brings to his new role some first hand experience with End Homelessness Winnipeg, having served as Chair of the organization’s Board of Directors. Please join us in warmly welcoming Jason!
Read the Annual Report
Many thanks to the more than 75 organizational and community members who participated in End Homelessness Winnipeg’s Annual General Meeting on September 22. To find out more about End Homelessness Winnipeg’s work in 2020-2021, download the Annual Report here.
Download the Fall Resource Guide and Winter Safety Tip Sheet
Autumn weather can be unpredictable. Know how to access critical services like mobile outreach, shelters, safe spaces, drop-ins and meals by downloading the Fall 2021 Resource Guide here. As weather gets colder, know how to prevent and respond to cold season safety risks. Download a plain language safety tip sheet with information on mobile outreach, warming spaces, as well as fire, cold and COVID-19 safety and prevention information here. Extreme Weather Response Plan partners are finalizing plans for expanding warming and sheltering options for community members this winter. Stay tuned!