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Gilbert Park Youth Co-op 2020 Up & Running

NorWest Co-op Community HealthDo you need help with your outdoor needs?Enthusiastic group of youth from ages 11-17, happy to help you out! Examples for the types of work: lawn mowing, window washing, weed pulling, gardening, etc. Starting on July 21, 2020.If interested send us an email at: gpyouthcoop2020@gmail.com

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Community Financial Help Line

Supporting Employment & Economic Development Winnipeg (SEED), Community Financial Counselling Services (CFCS), Community Unemployed Help Centre (CUHC), and United Way Winnipeg have joined to develop a coordinated, multi-agency telephone information service to assist low-income Manitobans to secure vital income benefits and meet their basic needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The FRC team, Richard (CFCS), Christine […]

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International Transgender Day of Visibility

Today is the International Transgender Day of Visibility, which takes place every year on March 31st! This day is dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, as well as a celebration of their contributions to our society. This day was founded in 2009 by Rachel Crandall, a […]

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Help Next Door MB

Do you need help or do you want to help others? https://helpnextdoormb.ca The Manitoba government launched an online tool to help the vulnerable people in Manitoba. It matches volunteers with people seeking help with tasks or services, such as picking up groceries and medications, snow shovels and other tasks. Help Next Door MB is a […]

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IPCC Continues Support through COVID-19 Pandemic

The IPCC is working to have limited numbers of packages available weekly for pickup at Norwest Co-op resource Centres and the Community Food Centre. Our “play-cation” package can be downloaded here: Week 1: bit.ly/39fxKRu Week 2: bit.ly/2QTLP0U Week 3: https://bit.ly/39M8Fhp  Week 4: https://bit.ly/341crSL Week 5: https://bit.ly/2VJV7xV Week 6: https://bit.ly/2KQTZDT Week 7:  https://bit.ly/2Wwi9J7 Click here for more […]

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Exciting new food program coming soon for residents of North West Winnipeg

NorWest Community Food Centre profiled in the Manitoba Co-operative Association’s Co-op Connections Newsletter.

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“Food Insecurity is costly for your health and costly for the community”

A round up of themes and quotes from the NorWest Communtiy Food Centre consultation process.

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Hungry for Change: Local organization to address food security

NorWest Community Food Centre profiled in The Manitoban.

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Funding Announcement from the Manitoba Government

The Manitoba Government has announced funding to support the NorWest Community Food Centre capital campaign! Read about the announcement in The Metro the Winnipeg Free Press and the The Times. The announcement was also discussed in caucus by Minister Kerri Irvin Ross and Burrows MLA Melanie Wight. Watch the video clip here.

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NorWest Community Food Centre’s Community Consultations

Everyone has something to say about food in Inkster. A key element in developing The NorWest Community Food Centre is the creation of a locally relevant suite of programming, informed by a clear picture of neighbourhood food security and community assets, needs and priorities.

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Improving Access to Sustainable Food: Community Food Centre model comes to Winnipeg

Manitoba has cultivated a strong food movement over the past decade, illustrated by an increasing interest in local food, revival of farmers’ markets and community supported agriculture, urban chickens and organic home vegetable gardening. This food revolution is built upon supporting what we know to be best environmental practices: local, sustainable and organic. The movement […]

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NorWest Community Food Centre Profiled in Winnipeg Free Press

Toronto activist Nick Saul wants to make food banks a thing of the past, taking a giant step toward that goal with plans to open 15 community food centres across Canada, including one in Winnipeg’s Gilbert Park neighbourhood. “The basic response over the last 30 years to hunger is somebody stands in a line, picks […]

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