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:... 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: 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:... read more

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”. http://www.bridgethegapwinnipeg.ca/  ... read more

2017 Residential Exterior Fix-up Grant applications are now here!

The 2017 Community Housing Improvement Initiative (CHII) Exterior Fix-up Grant applications are now available for William Whyte and North Point Douglas communities. Applications have been delivered door to door, however if you didn’t see one in your mailbox you can either pick one up at our offices at 509 Selkirk Ave. or download and print your application from our website. Landlord applications are being mailed out to landlords in our contact database the week of May 10th, if you haven’t received the application package yet, you may download and print the application/criteria and TLC letter below. Grants for the communities of St. John’s, Dufferin and Lord Selkirk Park are on hold pending funding approval and will be updated on this page upon funding confirmation. If you are unsure which community you live in please email Tracy Proctor, Housing Resource Coordinator, at housinggrants@necrc.org. Provincial CHII Grants Update We have received formal notice that the Province of Manitoba has made the difficult decision discontinue the Community Housing Improvement Initiative (CHII) funding that provided for small exterior homeowner fix-up grants within the communities of William Whyte, North Point Douglas, Dufferin, St. John’s and Lord Selkirk Park. We are saddened to lose these grants in our North End communities as they have enabled community-wide improvements and leveraged significant investment in Winnipeg’s core-area communities. We are grateful to the Province of Manitoba for the eleven years (2006-2016) of CHII investment they have supported in the North End in partnership with the community. It has made a difference in our communities and many residents we encounter feel the area has improved noticeably in that time.... read more


The 2016 Storefront Enhancement Grant (SEG) applications are now available. A recent distribution to the North End business community and non-profit organizations through known emails has been undertaken. Only North End business and non-profit organizations are eligible for the grant which is provided by NA! (Neighbourhoods Alive). Applications are available here or can be picked up at the Business Development Centre or by request to richard@necrc.org. Application deadline is April 01, 2016 with projects to be completed by November 18, 2016. 2016 SEG Program Application... read more

North End Youth 5 Year Community Planning Session

The North End Community Renewal Corporation (NECRC) operates under gudiance of its community members, resident associations, local businesses, faith based and cultural organizations. These partners have an eqaul opportunity to provide their opinions on needs in the North End which is then compiled into a report. This report, the 5 Year North End Community Plan, is set to expire, with the new report guiding NECRC from 2016-2021. We (Youth) were identified as the number one priority of the North End in the previous 2011-2016 report, and such want to encourage you all to support the youth of the North End for the upcoming period. To further enhance youth participation in this process, the North End Youth Council is holding an event at the Indian & Metis Friendship Centre (45 Robinson Street) on Tuesday November 24th from 4:30-7pm (doors open at 4pm)  to celebrate, and also to receive feedback from the community.  This event will be hosted by Jenna Liiciious, with guest performers Prairie Grass Drum, William Prince and Nealon Almario. As a special gift to those who attend, the first 100 youth to sign-up and complete the survey process will receive $5.  There will be a light dinner served and childcare provided.  While this event is catered towards youth from 15-24, all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Please note that the $5 honorarium will only be provided to youth. If you are unable to attend, you can fill out the survey on the NECRC website.     You can also download your own copy of the 11″x17″ poster here.... read more

Come join the North End Youth Council

The North End Youth Council meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 4-6pm. We talk about upcoming events in the community and work on fun projects that benefit our neighbourhood. If you’re interested in taking part, visit northendyouth.ca for details on the next meeting. #NorthEndYouth... read more

North End businesses meet with the City to discuss upcoming construction on Selkirk Avenue

The Selkirk Avenue business community came together at a meeting, September 3, hosted by the NEBDC and the Selkirk Avenue BIZ to meet with the project team and city representatives concerning the Selkirk Avenue reconstruction. The project which will see the water and sewer lines replaced and a complete roadway and sidewalk redevelopment for the area between Salter and Arlington. The project will be done in 2 phases, Salter to McGregor and then McGregor to Arlington. The first bit of work has commenced and will see the water and sewer lines replaced between now and the end of October. The roadway reconstruction will be undertaken in Spring 2016 and will last until Fall 2016. The business community met to hear of the preliminary schedule and to understand the potential disruptions that will take place on the Avenue. Those in attendance also had the opportunity to provide input into the streetscaping elements that can be built into the plan. There is more information and updates to come especially in the new year when the street replacement contracts are awarded. Should you wish any information you can contact the NEBDC for further updates.  ... read more