It was standing room only at our Open House on November 22, 2016. We chose November 22 as it was National Housing Strategy Day, which highlights awareness about housing and homelessness. We all need to stand together to improve access to affordable housing that is primarily targeted to vulnerable populations and hard to house individuals.
Velma Orvis performed a Blessing of the Space with a smudge and prayer.
Louis Sorin took this opportunity to thank our funding partners, working group members, board and committee members and the original Task Force group for making End Homelessness Winnipeg a reality.
Nahanni Fontaine, MLA, Fort Johns and a longtime advocate for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), and Mitch Bourbonniere, an Indigenous activist, social worker, and active participant in various community events that involve such issues as Missing and Murdered Women, the impacts of Residential Schools and any issue that impacts the Aboriginal community, spoke to the wonderful work being done by individuals and agencies trying to eradicate homelessness in our community.