Let’s Talk Housing!

Over the spring and summer of 2014 consultants Kerniel Aasland, Heather Hall, and Laura Rempel will be holding a wide range of community conversations leading into the development of a new Housing Plan for West Broadway.

Join us on April 29th, 5:30 pm at Gordon Bell High School (Multipurpose Room) for a public forum and discussions about your experiences, concerns and ideas about housing in West Broadway. The information collected will be used as part of a larger process to develop a Five Year Housing Plan for the West Broadway neighbourhood. Your participation is important and will help direct housing initiatives in the neighbourhood.


Property Improvement Program 2014

Intake for the Property Improvement Program PIP 2014 will begin on May 1st, 2014. Get the jump on this year’s by securing contractor quotes now. Note that projects that begin before application approval are not eligible. Applications will be available online or in our office by May 1st.

This grant is available to Homeowners and Housing Providers in West Broadway for a variety of exterior improvements. Thank you to the City of Winnipeg and Province of Manitoba for making this program possible.


Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Low-income individuals and families can have their income taxes prepared for free. Our volunteer tax preparer, Rakhi Gupta, will be in our office (608 Broadway) from 11am to 3pm on Wednesdays from March 26 to April 30, 2014 to either receive a completed Drop-Off Sheet (click here) for processing or to sit down with participants and prepare the filing.

If you have any questions about this program or your eligibility please give us a call at 204.774.7201, or stop by our office for a printed copy of the forms.


2014 Spring Clean-Up!

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Planning for this year’s Annual Spring Clean-Up is under way! The clean-up is expected to take place after the snow melts in late April or early May. Keep your eyes open for more information!



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.