This past year, our community began a courageous journey to end homelessness in Winnipeg. We are very grateful to the Community Task Force to End Homelessness for equipping us with the 2014 comprehensive long-term Plan to End Homelessness in Winnipeg.This has become our path, our north star to set course, a shared vision of a better Winnipeg for all citizens especially our most vulnerable.
We are deeply honoured and humbled to serve as the founding co-chairs of the Board of Directors for End Homelessness Winnipeg (EHW). Incorporated in May 2015, EHW is a backbone support organization that brokers stakeholder relationships and coordinates efforts through our various committees and working groups. We are committed to a collective impact approach that will ensure lasting solutions to end homelessness among adults, youth and families in Winnipeg.
Our work is made possible due to the diverse team of dedicated community leaders who serve on the Board of Directors, along with our excellent staff who work diligently to execute the plan and engage our community in exploring issues and designing solutions that fit the needs of our community. Winnipeg is a vibrant, diverse, and dedicated community that includes a deeply caring and competent NGO sector. To all of the volunteers and organizations who have stepped forward and engaged with us in this important work, we say thank-you.
Special acknowledgment to our funding partners: City of Winnipeg, Province of Manitoba, United Way Winnipeg, and Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. We are sincerely grateful for your support and commitment to work with us on difficult and complex social issues and look forward to our on going work together.
This next year we will focus on strengthening our work. Given the complexity of the systemic issues that create the conditions for homelessness, we are called on to create new relationships, connect our knowledge and reinforce each other’s work. We are also asked to
forge a common vision of a community without homelessness. We are motivated by those who courageously share stories about their daily struggles and hopes. These stories and relationships give us courage and hope. Hope is our compass as we move forward. We are honoured for you to join us on this journey.
Download audited financial statements for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016 here.