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. https://www.winnipeg-chamber.com/spirit.htmlfbclid=IwAR2P4rm_jQxTOxT6GzSEXhdcUt4Q5AAXv1QVkSM7lR8lfJeMlgPFDgetDc...

‘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...

Knowles Centre benefits from ‘gift of sleep’

“Over a dozen people and a handful of charitable organizations were chosen to receive new bed sets, including 25 beds for the North End Community Renewal Corporation…” Winnipeg Free Press By: Sheldon Birnie Posted: 12/14/2018 11:31 AM Over a dozen people and a handful of charitable organizations were chosen to receive new bed sets, including 25 beds for the North End Community Renewal Corporation and 10 beds for the Knowles Centre’s Supported Advancement to Independent Living program.   Read the full story...

Growing a financial community in Winnipeg’s North End

By Jason Halstead on December 21, 2018 Determination, hard work and partnerships have contributed to the revival of a neighbourhood that is steeped in history and pride. Assiniboine Credit Union’s North End branch at 360 McGregor Street opened nearly seven years ago in January 2012. At that time, mainstream banks had all but abandoned the neighbourhood — leaving fringe financial services like cheque-cashing and payday loan outlets as the only options for many. In the lead-up to the opening, ACU, along with the North End Community Renewal Corporation (NECRC), SEED Winnipeg and other organizations, set up the Community Financial Access Centre to better understand the neighbourhood’s needs. Citizens’ Bridge, which is part of NECRC, helps people acquire birth certificates so they can open accounts. “We work closely with ACU,” said Eva-Marie Stewart of Citizens’ Bridge. “When people are finding employment, many employers won’t take them on if they don’t have a bank account.” “We’ve worked with people up to two years trying to acquire birth certificates through Vital Statistics,” Stewart said. “Accessing a bank account is magical for some people. Some go decades without one and live with all the hardship that goes with that.” Read the full story here: Growing a financial community in Winnipeg’s North...

LITE Holiday Hamper creates employment opportunities in Winnipeg

December 20, 2018 4:21 pm By Eva Kovacs Community Producer  Global News A Winnipeg program that blends community volunteers with paid helpers to build and deliver holiday hampers, gives those involved lasting benefits. The Winnipeg hamper program supported by Local Investment Toward Employment (LITE) has a little twist. Eight people, including Brian Helgason, were hired to make 300 hampers through the North End Community Renewal Corporation.   Read the full story here:...

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: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/times/Winnipeg-housing-complex-honoured-nationally-483866251.html...