The West Broadway Community Organization (WBCO) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization working to coordinate and support social and economic development efforts in Winnipeg’s West Broadway neighbourhood. WBCO functions as both a residents’ association and a Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation, working with neighbours, community-based organizations, businesses, government, and other stakeholders to achieve community goals prioritized through regular, intensive consultation and planning efforts. If resources do not already exist, WBCO works with partners to fill gaps or to develop and deliver in-house programming.
Some of WBCO’s ongoing initiatives include coordinating the West Broadway Directors Network, the West Broadway Housing Stakeholders Committee, the West Broadway Small Grants program, participation on the Board of Directors of the West Broadway BIZ, and regular consultation and problem solving with local stakeholders from all sectors. WBCO also delivers in-house programming in community safety, food security, employment readiness, green space management, housing development and renewal, seniors engagement, economic development, eviction prevention, and volunteer coordination.
Legally incorporated in 1997, WBCO is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of community members who live, work, or volunteer in the West Broadway neighbourhood.