This is the page to find all the latest information on programs and activities at North End Community Renewal Corporation. From Blogs, to quick updates and from Press Releases to news articles this page will have the most current information available.


Picnic in the Park relocated to the Indian & Metis Friendship Centre due to thunderstorm forecast

FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION NORTH END COMMUNITY RENEWAL CORPORATION MOVES LOCATION OF PICNIC IN THE PARK DUE TO A THUNDERSTORM FORECAST ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA WINNIPEG, Friday August 21, 2015, 11:30am– North End Community Renewal Corporation in partnership with Aboriginal Music Week, will be relocating the 17th annual North End community event, “Picnic in the Park,” from St. John’s Park to the Indian & Metis Friendship Centre at 45 Robinson. The decision was made as a result of Environment Canada thunderstorm forecast for Saturday, August 22nd. This is the first time in the 17 year history of the event where it has been relocated due to weather. Cloudy. 60 percent chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Showers with thunderstorms beginning near noon. Wind southeast 20 km/h becoming light in the morning. High 22. Issued: 11:00 AM CDT Friday 21 August 2015 The free community BBQ, health fair and entertainment by Aboriginal Music Week will still take place at the Indian & Metis Friendship Centre. There will be some modification to the types of activities offered, but will maintain a full day of fun for the family. The Dufferin Youth 3on3 Basketball Tournament will be postponed. For more information, please contact: Martin Landy, Event & Communication Coordinator North End Community Renewal Corporation (204) 927-2330 – 30 – North End Community Renewal Corporation (NECRC) is committed to the social, economic and cultural renewal of the North End of Winnipeg. NECRC defines its development goals through annual consultations and ongoing networking with North End residents and businesses. The corporation works with community committees to plan and implement development strategies in its... read more

$1.35 Million Raised through Major Donors

WINNIPEG, MB – – The North End Community Renewal Corporation (NECRC) in partnership with Merchants Inc. will celebrate and recognize its major donors who have contributed over $1.35 million dollars to the development of Merchants Corner. On Wednesday April 22, 2015 at 607 Selkirk Ave, Winnipeg MB – 11:00 AM, six (6) major donors will be announced and celebrated for their vision and support. “The issues that confront our inner city are legendary and the Merchants Hotel was one of the most egregious examples. This redevelopment undertaken and supported by many is an outstanding example of what can be accomplished if we have a common focus and purpose” Mr. Michael Nesbitt “The Winnipeg Foundation was able to play a role in the redevelopment of Merchants Corner thanks to our donors who support great ideas, dedicated people and solid partnerships. This grant was made by the Moffat Family Fund, an endowment that has had huge impact on Winnipeg. Merchants Corner demonstrates the strength, vision and commitment of people in this neighbourhood and it’s inspiring to our entire city,” said Winnipeg Foundation CEO Rick Frost. These funds added to the $9.1 previously announced brings the total project funding to $10.45 of the $12.8 million dollars required for this project. Guest Speakers from University of Winnipeg and CEDA – Pathways will provide details on the importance of this educational and housing hub will have to the community and city at large. Merchants Corner ( is an innovative, redeveloped facility which will be an educational hub hosting the University of Winnipeg’s Department of Inner-City Studies and CEDA-Pathways to Education program. The project will... read more

2015 Newsletter now on line

The 2015 North End Rising, our re branded newsletter, will be delivered shortly to the eleven communities that comprise the North End Community Renewal Corporation catchment area.  But you can see it now on our new website by clicking on the link below.  Take a few moments and let us know what you think! 2015 NECRC... read more

Gateway to Literacy program opens

PATH Employability Centre is proud to present its newest program: Gateway to Literacy located at 563 Selkirk Avenue. In concert with the pre-existing programs offered at PATH, the Gateway to Literacy Program is delivered based on individual learning plans, where participants will engage in activities designed to increase performance in the nine essential skills areas of • Reading • Document Use • Numeracy • Writing • Oral Communication • Working With Others • Thinking • Computer Use • Continuous Learning The nine essential skills provide the foundation for learning all other skills and enable people to evolve with their jobs and adapt to workplace change. Gateway to Literacy consists of two streams: Gateway to Essential Skills (a broad-based stream) and the Gateway to Pre-Employment (an integrated stream). Gateway to Essential Skills is for participants who are seeking to become more independent and self-regulated learners. After completing Gateway to Literacy, participants in the broad-based stream will • be confident in their roles as learners • believe that they can learn • be competent in exploring, meeting and recognizing their individualized mode of learning • believe that they are responsible for their own learning and behaviour • be motivated to continuously grow and be ready to learn Gateway to Pre-Employment is for participants who are current or potential future candidates for the demand led stream and been identified as individuals who would benefit from basic essential skills training through the assessment process. Participants in the integrated stream will • have stronger essential skills in the area that they require for future employment • have increased performance in reading, writing, numeracy and... read more
Welcome to 2015

Welcome to 2015

With the new year comes a new website. We at NECRC have been working hard with Vine Multimedia to develop an new easy to navigate website. Now you will be a click away from the relevant information on our services, our grant applications, and economic opportunities. We want the stew to be visual, informative and helpful. So please give us your feedback. The site is as good as you make it. Please send me your feed back via the contact form on the contact us page for the site. Martin Landy Communications and Event... read more
Picnic In the Park

Picnic In the Park

  The North End Community Renewal Corporation (NECRC), in partnership with Aboriginal Music Week, North End non-profit organizations and our many sponsors, is pleased to announce the 17th annual Picnic in the Park. The Picnic in the Park is a free community event that started in 1999. Picnic celebrates the cultural diversity of the North End and aims to present a positive image of the community. The event now has over 4,000 community members attending and that number continues to grow. The event includes free food, children’s activities, cultural entertainment, prizes, artist and craft sales and organization information booths. The Picnic will take place rain or shine: Saturday, August 22, 2015 – St. John’s Park, Winnipeg MB – 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM “Picnic is in its seventeenth year and going strong,” says Robert Neufeld, Executive Director at NECRC, “we celebrate the culture and diversity of the North End by providing different foods, activities and entertainment to represent as many cultures as we can.” Neufeld says, “It’s great to have so many partners working together and this year we are especially pleased to partner with Aboriginal Music Week.” Our community partners include: Aboriginal Visioning for the North End, the City of Winnipeg, Mount Carmel Clinic, North End Women’s Centre, FACT, and St. John’s Residents Association.  Our sponsors include Aboriginal Music Week, Manitoba Public Insurance, James Richardson and Sons, Ltd and Assiniboine Credit Union.  Please join us in our celebration of the North End Community. Sign-up to volunteer at the Picnic in the Park     Register your team for the basketball tournament: Dufferin Youth 3on3 Basketball Tournament Team Registration ALL... read more