Need assistance obtaining ID? A bank account?
Citizens’ Bridge grew out of the Community Financial Services Centre pilot which helped over 720 people open accounts at ACU. Citizens’ Bridge is a community collaboration spearheaded by the North End Community Renewal Corporation.
West Broadway Community Organization is a partner agency and is able to refer you for service- obtaining different forms of identification, starting a Driver’s Education Program, or opening a back account at Assiniboine Credit Union.
Low Income and EIA recipients may be eligible for ID costs to be waived. Ask us for more details.
Citizen’s Bridge is located at 204-765 Main Street
Small Grants Applications
WBCO’s Small Grants applications are available for 2014 and can be found here. If you are part of a group or organization that is interested in undertaking a small project to enhance the strength and cohesion of the community, please consider applying.
The application deadlines have changed from previous years due to a change in our funding scheduling. The new deadlines are as follows:
- Monday March 17th groups informed by April 3rd
- Monday June 16th groups informed by July 3rd
- Monday September 15th groups informed by October 2nd
For more information, please see the Small Grants page. If you have any further questions, please contact our office at (204)774-7201.
Housing Plan Steering Committee
West Broadway Community Organization (WBCO) is looking for volunteers to participate in the Steering Committee for the community’s new Housing Plan (2013-2017). Housing Plans guide WBCO’s housing related development and activities and are based on community directed priorities and goals. West Broadway is an extremely diverse neighbourhood with many interests and perspectives. The Steering Committee will represent the diversity of interests in the community, giving direction and guidance in the Plan’s development.
We are looking for 12 – 15 committed individuals who either live, work or volunteer in West Broadway, to meet routinely over the next 6 months, guiding the planning process. We welcome renters, homeowners, rooming house tenants, resident groups, community agencies, Aboriginal organizations, business groups, property managers, educational, healthcare and other public institutions to participate. WBCO is committed to ensuring the Steering Committee is reflective of West Broadway’s diversity; the WBCO Board of Directors will ensure those selected for the Steering Committee are an accurate reflection of the neighbourhood. The success of this new Housing Plan is dependant participation from the community – this is the community’s plan after all.
If you or someone you know are interested in being part of the Housing Plan (2013-2017) Steering Committee, please submit your name by Tuesday, September 3rd. Please include your name, contact information, and a brief statement on why you are interested in participating. Send submissions or questions to Art Ladd, WBCO Housing Development Coordinator, at email@example.com or 204 774 7201 ext 2.
West Broadway Community Organization (WBCO) is working to fulfill the recommendations of a community consultation held in 2008 to determine the future use of the property at 198 Sherbrook St. The consultation, a process called a Design Charrette*, directed WBCO to facilitate the creation of a mixed-use development at 198 Sherbrook St. Specifically, the Charrette process recommended that the development of the site should incorporate:
1) A building that includes
- Housing units – single parent family/single/seniors/students
- Community services – seniors centre, daycare, or other community space
- Social enterprise business that serves the community
2) Public open space
- Community garden
- Gathering place
- Recreation space
We would like to encourage all interested partners to submit proposals for the development of this property and we ask that all proposals closely reflect the recommendations of the Design Charrette.
WBCO will be establishing a Working Committee with one representative of each main user groups: community gardeners, social enterprise and low income housing, along with WBCO Board Members. The Working Committee will oversee the adjudication of all proposals.
Please direct all inquiries and proposals to WBCO’s Housing Coordinator, Art Ladd at firstname.lastname@example.org or 774 7201 ext. 2
*Complete information, including PDF versions of the report generated by the Design Charrette, can be found here. Hard copies are available at our office by request.