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. Together with residents, community-based organizations, businesses, government and other stakeholders, WBCO is committed to achieving neighbourhood goals as prioritized through regular, intensive consultation.
Legally incorporated in 1997, the West Broadway Community Organization (WBCO) is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of community members who live, work, or volunteer in the West Broadway neighbourhood.
WBCO functions as both a residents association for the community members of West Broadway and as a Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation (NRC), providing coordination for community-based social and economic development efforts. WBCO supports local partners to achieve neighbourhood goals defined by Five-Year Community Planning processes; this is done currently through coordination of the West Broadway Directors Network, the West Broadway Housing Stakeholders Committee, the West Broadway Small Grants program, ex-officio participation on the Board of Directors of the West Broadway BIZ, and regular consultation with local stakeholders from all sectors. WBCO also provides in-house programming in community safety, food security, employment readiness, greenspace management, housing development and renewal, seniors engagement, economic development, eviction prevention, and volunteer coordination.