The Top priority of the North End 5 Year Community Plan is Youth!
The North End Youth Website
A strong, proud, and supported collective youth voice in the North End
The North End Youth Council is committed to providing opportunities for meaningful engagement, that give young people a chance to raise their voice and inform the broader community of what they see as most important—now & in the future
Northendyouth.ca is a central website for youth to find what is happening in the NE so that we can keep our youth motivated and informed. There are 5 Main Categories of NorthEndYouth.ca. They provide a wide range of information, links and assistance with many issues in the North End. The categories are; Careers & Learning, Health Family & Safety, North End Youth Council, Sports & recreation and Neighbourhood Places.
For more information please go to www.northendyouth.ca
Food Matters’ Manitoba’s Our Food Our Health Our Culture Program (in partnership with North End Food Security Network) faciliaties cooking classes and food skills programs for youth at partnering agencies (Winnipeg Boys & Girls Clubs, Ralph Brown Community Centre, Turtle Island Neighbourhood Centre, and Wayfinders Manitoba). All programs are focused on teaching youth cooking and life skills, health and nutrition, and working with traditional foods as a way to connect youth to their our own culture and those of their friends and neighbours.
For more information: call Lissie at 204 927-2346 or visit www.foodmattersmanitoba.ca
In 2014 the LiveSafe Recreation Steering Committee, (with representation from the City of Winnipeg, William Whyte Residents Assoc., Dufferin Residents Assoc, St. John’s Residents Assoc., Aboriginal Vision, North End Youth and NECRC) continued working on addressing Recreational and Leisure needs for the North End. In June 2014, Darryl Bruce left NECRC for other endeavors. We would like to thank Darryl Bruce for his contribution towards improving recreation services in the North End. In September, 2014, we welcomed Andrew Sannie as the new LiveSafe Recreation Facilitator and look forward to working with him on existing Recreation activities and new initiatives based on community needs and priorities.
North End Rec Plan Implementation of North End Rec plan has continued with focus on several major initiatives in the Point Douglas area. The North End Hockey Program is off to another successful season, boasting 150 active and participating youth on nine different teams. 2015 will see the implementation of a few new facilities in the process of development; there are three major projects either in early to mid-development or planning, these include: Machray Park redevelopment planned for 2015, Powers Park redevelopment planned for 2015 and a proposed BMX Park still in planning.
21 Block Inventory Following the completion of last year’s 21 Block Area Recreation Inventory Report, the LiveSafe Recreation Facilitator is now in the ‘Next Steps’ phase, following up on the concerns outlined in the report: cost, transportation, safety and communication/visibility. He is working with local resident to address these concerns by developing “Made in the North End solutions through attending community and resident association meetings. To date, he has met with Dufferin and St John RA’s as well as Aboriginal Visioning for the North End’s Volunteer Leadership Team.
North End Youth Council Monthly meetings were held 5 to 15 Youth in attendance to discuss the development of the North End Youth Website. The Council is now moving in to a restructuring phase which will include other Youth Councils from other North End Organizations. Within this phase, the goals and objectives will be redefined with the hope of establishing a North End Youth Council that will operate as coalition between all operating councils, linking ideas, aspirations and goals for all North End Youth.
North End Recreation and Leisure Fund The LiveSafe Recreation committee is now in the process of creating a small grant to be administered to the 11 Point Douglas communities. The purpose of the grant is to provide small amounts of funds to help facilitate and initiate recreation opportunities for North End residents. Total amount of the fund is $5,000.
For more information please call Andrew at 204 396-5954 or email firstname.lastname@example.org