I’m from Sapotaweyak Cree Nation, 600 kilometers northwest of Winnipeg and I moved here to start a new life. I was living in Siloam Mission when I heard about Pan Am Place on the news. Living here immerses me in a positive environment and helps me avoid unhealthy influences, abusive situations and drugs and alcohol. I’m staying on track by attending school, exercising, volunteering and eating well. I love the fact I am challenged in this program. I feel really healthy, energetic. It gave me a purpose to quit smoking.

JR Brass, Pan Am Place resident

Abraham Bwalya
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Since 2011, Pan Am Place has received more than $100,000 in grants support drawn from the Moffat Family Fund.

Citizen Priorities

HOUSING

  1. Improve the affordability of rental housing (26%)
  2. Improve the affordability of home ownership
  3. Address density and land-use issues

POVERTY

  1. Provide increased opportunities to earn a living wage and
    build financial assets (27%)
  2. Increase affordable housing options
  3. Increase services that encourage and support transition into

FOOD SECURITY

  1. Increase access to affordable and nutritious food (30%)
  2. Increase access to and production of locally grown food
  3. Develop a city-wide, environmentally sustainable food system

SAFETY

  1. Improve emergency preparedness (33%)
  2. Provide gang prevention programs to youth and adults
  3. Reduce bullying in schools

HOUSING

HOUSE PRICES

Average resale price of a home in Winnipeg
SOURCE: CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
$
0

RENTAL HOUSING

Winnipeg has a low but stable vacancy rate
SOURCE: CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION

2.8%

Overall in 2016

2.9%

In October 2015

$927

Average rent in Winnipeg
SOURCE: CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION

POVERTY

FINANCIAL SECURITY

 

54%

of Manitobans live paycheque to paycheque

47%

feel overwhelmed by debt

$14.07

Estimated living wage in Manitoba

28%

of Winnipeg families live on less than the estimated living wage
A living wage is based on the principle that full-time work should provide families with a basic level of economic security. This means a family of four, with two parents working full-time, can pay for necessities, support the healthy development of their children, escape financial stress, and participate in the social, civic and cultural lives of their communities.
SOURCE: CANADIAN CENTRE FOR POLICY ALTERNATIVES

SOURCE: CANADIAN PAYROLL ASSOCIATION

FOOD SECURITY

FOOD BANK USAGE

WINNIPEG 6.3%
MANITOBA 4.8%
CANADA 2.5%
of the population used a foodbank

20,611

of those food bank users in Winnipeg were under the age of 18
SOURCE: FOODBANKS CANADA, MARCH 2016

FOOD COSTS

 
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0
Monthly cost of healthy eating for a family of four in Winnipeg
SOURCE: STATISTICS CANADA

COMMUNITY GARDENS

 
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66
Community gardens listed on Winnipeg websites… and growing!
SOURCE: VARIOUS

SAFETY

72%

% of Winnipeggers that feel safe walking alone at night
SOURCE: CITY OF WINNIPEG CITIZEN SURVEY

333

Number of actual incidents per 100,000 population
STATISTICS CANADA

Foundation Response

ACCESSING SERVICES

Many in the low-income community don’t access the services they’re entitled to because they don’t know what’s available. SEED Winnipeg’s Access to Benefits: Increasing Capacity & Reducing Barriers helps people take full advantage of benefits they deserve.

MAKE WAY FOR MAMA BEAR

North Point Douglas Women’s Centre’s Mama Bear Clan patrols the streets twice a week to provide a positive presence in the downtown neighbourhood. To further increase safety, the Centre also organizes neighbourhood events, domestic violence awareness and support, selfdefence classes, and more.

DIGNITY AND RIGHTS

In 2003, The Winnipeg Foundation made the largest grant in its history: $6 million to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The Museum aims to demonstrate and educate visitors that we are all born free and equal in dignity and rights.

HUMAN RIGHTS HUB

A project of Christie McLeod supported by The Foundation’s Emerging Leaders’ Fellowship, the Global College Human Rights Hub centralizes information and events around human rights in Winnipeg through the creation of a website.