“A year after Kíkinanaw Óma – A Strategy to Support Unsheltered Winnipeggers was released by End Homelessness Winnipeg and its project partners, organizers say community groups have made progress on a handful of key initiatives, but there is still plenty of action left to be taken.
End Homelessness Winnipeg, in collaboration with the City of Winnipeg, first responders, outreach workers, social agencies, and people with lived experience, released the strategy in June 2020.
Kíkinanaw Óma, meaning ‘This is our Home Here’ in Cree, outlined six recommendations for supporting individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness or living in encampments.
The strategy calls for more housing, increased income supports, coordinated access between groups, enhanced outreach, additional 24-7 safe spaces, and to continue the interim strategy and a rights-based approach while implementing the other recommendations.”
Read more from the Winnipeg Free Press: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/times/Strategy-outlines-progress-on-homelessness-crisis-574802161.html