NECRC Named a Finalist for 10th Annual Spirit of Winnipeg Awards

We are excited to announce we are named one of the finalists for the 10th Annual Spirit of Winnipeg Awards! NECRC is one of the three Non-Profit and Social Enterprise (sponsored by Assiniboine Credit Union) finalists, alongside two wonderful candidates! Thank you The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce for creating this event in recognition of all the organizations that are making Winnipeg a great place to live, work and play.

‘Buy social’: New holiday market gives Manitobans a chance to shop local, fight poverty at the same time

Peruse locally made products that help vulnerable Winnipeggers at the Buy Social market in support of LITE Lindsay MacKenzie · CBC Communications ·  Posted: Nov 28, 2018 12:59 PM PT | Last Updated: November 29, 2018 Read the full story here. McDonald works at the North End Food Security Network, a program of the North End Community Renewal Corporation. NECRC is a non-profit organization committed to the social, economic and cultural renewal of the North End of Winnipeg. “As the co-ordinator of North End Food Security Network, we believe in the equal right to healthy food for all,” she said. “I really enjoy my job, because I get to work with food and incorporate healthy eating into the community through our programs and workshops. “LITE has given North End Community Renewal Corp. and North End Food Security Network the privilege to package and distribute hampers this year as well as provide short-term employment opportunities for residents.” Melissa McDonald is co-ordinator of the North End Community Renewal Corporation’s North End Food Security Network. ‘I really enjoy my job, because I get to work with food and incorporate healthy eating into the community through our programs and workshops,’ she says. (Justin...

April 28, 2018 – Winnipeg Free Press – Winnipeg housing complex honoured nationally

The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association presented the North End Community Renewal Corporation with the Community Builder Award at a luncheon held during the 50th National Congress on Housing and Homelessness in Ottawa on April 26.   The award recognized the community impact that the Lord Selkirk Park Housing Project continues to have in the promotion of affordable housing and the prevention of homelessness within the North End of Winnipeg. By: Ligia Braidotti Posted: 05/28/2018 11:25 AM   Read the full article here:

June 23, 2017, Winnipeg Free Press – Mural’s message of hope, inspiration called heart-gripping

Kirby Boucher, 46, has attended services at Vineyard for 22 years and can’t help but smile at the beautiful mural he walks by every week. When he looks at the mural, Boucher sees hope for his community and for indigenous people around the world. “I see the heart and the colours of the nations helping each other to mend the broken hearts,” he said. “It’s telling everyone in the city that there can be peace and happiness here.” Full Article: By: Ben Waldman Posted: 06/23/2017 4:00 AM | Last Modified: 06/23/2017 10:21...

November 25, 2016 – 20th Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast!!

The Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast is now in it’s 20th year!! This year’s breakfast event is taking place on Friday November 25, from 7 AM – 10 AM at the Indian and Métis Friendship Centre (45 Robinson Street). You can expect 1000 community-minded people, 2000 blueberry pancakes accompanied with other yummy breakfast items, a crafters market featuring 24 stalls for local artisans to sell their handmade wares, a dedicated Kids Area for our littlest supporters AND talented local performers. Did you know that by attending this event you’re supporting LITE’s Alternative Christmas Hamper Campaign – which last year resulted in hamper goods for 1600 inner city people in need? Your $20 ticket purchase also supports our 5 catering partners; Spence Neighbourhood Association, Wolseley Family Place, Neechi Foods, Andrews Street Family Centre and Native Women’s Transition Centre. Buy your tickets online at Website:

2016 July 27, Winnipeg FreePress The Times: NECRC and Bridge the Gap Social Media Contest Article

A North End project, “Bridge the Gap Winnipeg”, is partnering up with the North End Community Renewal Corporation (NECRC) to give a deserving organization a $2,000 grant through a social media contest. Article copy: 2016 Summer Contest helps North End youth Full online news article: By: Ligia Braidotti Posted: 07/25/2016 9:27 AM | Comments:...