Our Mandate

End Homelessness Winnipeg receives its mandate from the 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness in Winnipeg, released in 2014.  The Plan includes several distinctive elements:

  • Adoption of a collective impact model that calls for all participants to share a common agenda, engage in mutually reinforcing activities and continuous communication with backbone support
  • Emphasis on prevention from both a systems and individual perspective
  • Focus on outcomes
  • Call for ongoing engagement of groups and organizations in all sectors in a way that is unparalleled in Winnipeg
  • Emphasis on Housing First, an approach that recognizes stable housing is the first and primary need of anyone who is homeless
  • Creation of a backbone organization, End Homelessness Winnipeg. Our organization focuses on systems; it does not duplicate the work being done by other agencies.
  • Commitment to increase the supply of housing and create permanent alternatives to emergency shelters and life on the street.

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