METRO | JANUARY 28, 2015A handful of groups offering social and community connections in central Winnipeg can expand their work thanks to provincial funding announced Wednesday.
“We want to make sure that everyone has a place where they can feel safe and comfortable and have opportunities to grow,” said Housing and Community Development Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross of the $148,000 in funding through the province’s Neighbourhoods Alive! program. “Neighbourhoods Alive! brings people together, it celebrates diversity and provides opportunities for all.”
The funding will see Artbeat Studio get $35,000 for neighbourhood art activities, the Central Neighbourhoods Development Corporation receive nearly $39,000 for safety-related program, Frame Projects get just over $20,000 and Mosaic Newcomer Family Resource Network get just over $31,000 for parenting classes.
The University of Winnipeg’s Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre will also receive $12,500 for after-school recreation programming and the Central Neighbourhoods Renewal Initiative get $10,000 for capacity building.
“These local groups are enhancing quality of life and helping build a strong sense of community,” said Irvin-Ross, in a release. “By working together with community partners we are building, supporting and revitalizing neighbourhoods.”