NECRC Leadership Transition Announcement:

March 3rd, 2021

It is with mixed emotion that the Board of Directors and staff at the North End Community Renewal Corporation (NECRC) is sharing with you that Dawn Sands has announced her resignation as Executive Director of the North End Community Renewal Corporation and the North End Revitalization Inc.  After five years as Executive Director of both organizations, she will depart on March 12, 2021.

Dawn’s commitment to our organization’s mission, vision and values was instrumental in her effectively leading the implementation of the 5-Year Community Plan, building new relationships while maintaining existing ones with key stakeholders and supporting the completion of Merchants Corner Inc.  Please join us in thanking Dawn for her service and wishing her all the best in in her new role.

The board will launch an executive search process to find a suitable candidate to succeed Dawn as Executive Director.  In the meantime, we are pleased to announce the appointment Jessie Leigh as Acting Executive Director.  Jessie has held several roles with NECRC over her 15-year community development career with the last three years in senior leadership roles.  Jessie will remain in this capacity until a permanent replacement has been selected.


NECRC Response to Code Red Effective November 12/2020

We are still open during the Covid-19 pandemic but some of our services have had to adjust to new safety protocols at all locations. The safety and well-being of staff and the people we serve is a top priority for all NECRC programs. We have adapted our programming throughout the pandemic to ensure safe delivery and intend to continue while following Code Red guidelines. We are taking clients by appointment at all of our buildings. Drop-ins will be assessed on a case by case basis subject to staff availability and using covid-19 screening process. All buildings are locked to ensure proper access and allow for screening process to take place.

509 Selkirk – Tenant Landlord Cooperation (204)-927-2335. Support for evictions, utility disruptions and illegal lock-outs continues. Winnipeg RentNet (204) 417-2110. Not accepting drop-ins, RentSmart class delivery done virtually.
607 Selkirk – Citizens’ Bridge (204) 927-2332. Identification pickup by appointment. Walk-ins subject to space and urgency/need. Appointments are recommended. New clients/referrals are being accepted and provided an appointment time. Outreach is ongoing but limited to the Outreach Coordinator’s discretion. Driver Education classes and in car training cancelled until further notice. BCMP continues to operate.
627 Selkirk – PATH Employability Centre (204) 927-2300. Open for referrals from EIA. Appointment only. Walk-ins on a case by case basis and subject to space and urgency/need. Access to computers by appointment, limited duration when busy. Workshops are available online also. Gateway to Learning- Open but limited class size and duration.
Check out our Facebook page for ongoing info and updates!

North End Community Renewal Corporation Informs Public of Cybersecurity Incident


The North End Community Renewal Corporation (NECRC) confirms that the Organization recently experienced a cybersecurity incident in which an unauthorized third-party encrypted a small amount of NECRC’s data and program files. Upon detection of the incident, NECRC immediately carried out countermeasures to minimize the encryption of its systems. As a result, only a small amount of information has been effected. Learn more…


Manitoba’s Residential Tenancies Branch advises that two measures put in place to help protect tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic will be extended until September 30th.

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: By: Ben Waldman Posted: 06/23/2017 4:00 AM | Last Modified: 06/23/2017 10:21... read more

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... read more

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

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

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 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 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