The West Broadway 2020-21 Small Grants Fund is accepting applications. (DEADLINE FOR FIRST INTAKE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 6th at Midnight.) Note that all projects must be completed and reports submitted by March 15, 2021. Please see the Small Grants page of our website for details and applications forms.
West Broadway Community Organization is creating a new Housing and Community Plan that will direct our work over the next 5 years. Community consultation and survey responses are critical to this work.
The survey can be accessed here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/
If you live, work, volunteer, or use services in the West Broadway neighbourhood, we want to hear from you!
Please support the creation of an Indigenous led, permaculture garden and meeting place at the old Klinic Building (545 Broadway) in the heart of West Broadway. Elder Audrey Logan has been educating and guiding inner city gardeners for decades, sharing her vast knowledge of traditional agricultural practices with anyone lucky enough to listen. Audrey made a list of everything she would like to see brought to this site, our organization is providing the land, HTFC Architects donated drawings, and our new neighbours the U of W Community Renewal Corporation and Bockstael Construction are donating over $15K worth of labour. We have fund raised half of the proposed budget but we need your help to make this free public space as meaningful and powerful as Audrey envisioned. This garden will be a permanent, visible, celebrated feature of our community, at the corner of Broadway and Colony on Treaty One land!
Grants are still available! Apply as soon as possible!
There will be rally happening tonight (Friday, June 5) at the Manitoba Legislature in support of Black Lives Matter. West Broadway Community Organization stands in solidarity with those calling for an end to police brutality due to systemic racism against black and Indigenous people. We believe that change is not only possible but urgently necessary, and we hope that events like tonight will bring Winnipeggers together toward a more equitable shared future.
Are you having challenges with mental health or with dealing with all the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you are not alone! This has been a difficult time for many of us. For example, a recent survey suggested that 80% of people in Italy need mental health support to cope with the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
There are a number of free and low-cost resources that are available to people in Winnipeg during the COVID-19 pandemic. See below for a list of free and low-cost counselling and mental health supports.
The West Broadway Community Organization (WBCO) Board of Directors invites you to attend WBCO’s 2020 Annual General Meeting – Thursday, June 11 at 6pm
Due to COVID19 social distancing guidelines, we will be hosting this meeting by video conference. If you live, work, or volunteer in West Broadway and would like to attend the meeting, please email Executive Director, Greg MacPherson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructions will be sent to you explaining how to participate. View the Board’s full invitation letter here – Invitation to AGM 2020
We invite you to participate in the West Broadway Spring Clean-Up. While we cannot hold an event as in previous years, you can still show your community pride by pitching in to clean the neighbourhood on your own time (6 feet apart from your friends). Come to the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre (185 Young Street) garage between Tuesday, May 12th to Saturday, May 16th from 10am to 12pm to pick up supplies and information on how to clean safely. You can use these supplies to clean up the neighbourhood throughout the week. The first 200 people that come by can sign-up to receive a free specially designed West Broadway t-shirt. Post a photo of yourself (and family/friends) cleaning the neighbourhood and use the hashtag #westbroadwaybeautiful.Thanks for your help to make West Broadway an awesome place to live, work, and visit!
Proudly supported by: Art City, Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, Good Food Club, Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY), Bear Clan Patrol West Broadway, West Broadway BIZ, West Broadway Community Organization, Wolseley Family Place, Councillor Sherri Rollins, RDW Recycling and Bin Rentals Ltd., and Take Pride Winnipeg!.
West Broadway Spring Clean Up
May 12th – May 16th, 2020
Physical Distanced Edition
Pick up supplies and information from the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre garage (185 Young Street) between 10am and 12pm.
The first 200 people can sign up to receive a specially designed West Broadway t-shirt.
Clean on your own time, six feet apart from your friends!
Post a photo and use the hashtag #westbroadwaybeautiful