Province Announces New Single Portal To Access Community Development Programs

New Online Access Now Available: Clarke Following thorough review and consultations, the Manitoba government has revamped its community development programs and created a single portal for intake, assessment and awarding support, Indigenous and Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke announced today. “We have heard from community groups and stakeholders alike, who told us to centralize the intake process and make it simpler to follow up on applications and approvals,” Clarke said.  “We’re going to focus on planning for better outcomes and support programs that build better communities or sustain important community efforts.” Core funding will continue for existing services, while the intake begins for new projects, the minister noted.  Applications will be accepted for funding from Community Places, Community Planning Assistance, Hometown Manitoba, Neighbourhoods Alive! – Community Initiatives, Neighbourhoods Alive! Neighbourhood Renewal Fund, and Partner 4 Growth. The minister said priority will be given to new applications focused on the following strategic areas: accessibility and reducing barriers for Manitobans of all ages, gender, cultural background, sexual identity, physical or mental ability or income; green space and active transportation such as parks, playgrounds and trails; and newcomer support, either through building on or encouraging involvement in the community. Application deadline is Sept. 11.  For more information, or to submit an application, visit www.gov.mb.ca/imr/mr/bldgcomm/index.html.  – 30...

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: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/murals-message-of-hope By: Ben Waldman Posted: 06/23/2017 4:00 AM | Last Modified: 06/23/2017 10:21...

The Collective Impact of NRC’s and NRC Profile Report

NEWS RELEASE – WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   The Coalition of Manitoba Neighbourhood Renewal Corporations (CMNRC) is excited to share this report highlighting our successes and collective impact across the Province.   Manitoba has one of the most promising models for community development in North America. Through the collective efforts of the CMNRC and in partnership with the Province, we have developed a long term community led development model that empowers residents to create healthy and sustainable communities.   The CMNRC was created in 2011 to bring together the thirteen Neighbourhood Renewal Corporations (NRC) from across the Province. It was designed to provide a venue for NRCs to work collaboratively on planning, projects and initiatives of common interest. It has also become an important voice for the neighbourhoods and residents.  Each NRC takes a homegrown approach, as directed by their communities and have demonstrated that local decision making is the key to ensuring the success of programs and projects.     Collectively, we measure our success through four key areas: community led development, NRC’s as job creators, funds leveraged in the community and engaging community volunteers. Some of our highlights include: 558,027 community members engaged $30,963,163 leveraged in housing 1226 jobs created 54,281 families engaged   The CMNRC recognizes the need to review the current Community Development Strategy.  We believe that we can help to inform the conversation and our report aims to be the foundation of a partnership with the new Manitoba Government.  Our members remain committed to serving our communities and look forward to working with all of our stakeholders, funders, residents and...

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 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2600890 Website: http://lite.mb.ca/...

July 29, 2016, Winnipeg Free Press – Local Article North End: Plaza of dreams

North End’s iconic Selkirk Avenue to become meeting place again “It took almost a decade, a determined group of residents, non-profits and city departments, and a little bit of luck. So in a way, the birth of the revamped Powers Plaza –  its first two phases are expected to be finished this year, the third by next summer – is also a resounding statement about resilience and evolution.” Article Copy: Plaza of dreams – Winnipeg Free Press Full article: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/plaza-of-dreams-388709581.html By: Melissa Martin Posted: 07/29/2016 5:28 PM| Last Modified: 07/29/2016 9:43 PM | Comments:...

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: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/times/Contest-helps-North-End-youth-388135082.html By: Ligia Braidotti Posted: 07/25/2016 9:27 AM | Comments:...