End Homelessness Winnipeg is pleased to announce the release of Kíkininaw Óma – A Strategy to Support Unsheltered Winnipeggers.
The Kíkininaw Óma Strategy was created in collaboration with a group facilitated by End Homelessness Winnipeg. The Strategy group includes representation from the City of Winnipeg, first responders, outreach workers, homeless-serving agencies and people with lived experience of homelessness. The name Kíkininaw Óma can be translated as “This is our Home Here” from Cree. Elder Belinda Vandenbroek gifted this name to the Strategy.
The Strategy offers context on unsheltered homelessness and encampments in Winnipeg. It also provides an overview of the work of the Kíkininaw Óma Strategy group over the past year. Most importantly, it makes key recommendations for supporting individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness or living in encampments.