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.


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: By: Melissa Martin Posted: 07/29/2016 5:28 PM| Last Modified: 07/29/2016 9:43 PM | Comments:... read more

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:... read more
Bridge The Gap & NECRC Instagram Contest – Win $2,000

Bridge The Gap & NECRC Instagram Contest – Win $2,000

We at Bridge the Gap Winnipeg, along with the North End Community Renewal Corporation, are teaming up to reward a $2000 grant to a deserving North End organization for young people. The application process is simple. Use your smartphone to create and upload a “short video” application through Instagram called: “#How To Summer 2016”.  ... read more
Picnic in the Park Photography

Picnic in the Park Photography

For the past 16 years, the North End Community Renewal Corporation has hosted its annual event, Picnic In The Park at St John’s Park. The event has demonstrated breadth within the community, connecting neighbors and forging strong, new relationships within the North End core. Beginning in 1998, Picnic In The Park started out with only 8 North End Community Renewal Corporation staff members that sat on the project as its steering committee. Each Committee member would organize one aspect of the event and that is how they would produce the event – fast forward, the committee and its attendees has more than tripled in size. On average, Picnic In The Park now attracts around 3000 people ranging between children and adults of all ages. This year, Picnic In The Park took place at the Indian & Metis Friendship Centre. The change was due unfavorable weather conditions. With the weather forecast predicting powerful thunderstorms and lighting, the picnic team was required to call in Plan B and move the event indoors of the first time. Due to the change some activities had to be cancelled, such as the 3 on 3 basketball tournament, the skateboard demonstrations and the Petting Zoo. Because of the vast range-age, picnic has many different types and styles of activities that aim to pique the interest of its targeted group take place indoors – this year we had face-painting, literacy activities, painting activities, mask making activities as just a few options for children at the event. For adults, we had Aboriginal Music Week hosting the main stage, an hour of local talent (two spoken word artists,... read more

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