Laura Rose, NorWest Community Food Centre Peer Advocate
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NorWest Community Food Centre has given my life new meaning since my necessary early retirement. After my second knee replacement surgery, my stamina did not return. I volunteer up to three, two-hour shifts per week, and stretch my stamina at NCFC.

I started with a diabetic cooking class, soon joined Hans Kai and a Chair Yoga class, and finally took advocacy training, and a Food Handlers’ Certificate through NorWest Access.

I fell five times last winter, and sometimes had to roll between parked cars to avoid being hit. The infrequent plowing of sidewalks and lanes make winter mobility almost impossible. However, I’ve rebuilt my lagging self-esteem and made lasting relationships at NCFC.

Laura Rose, NorWest Community Food Centre Peer Advocate

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Citizen Priorities

MENTAL HEALTH/MOOD DISORDERS

  1. Increase access to mental health supports
  2. Raise awareness of mental health issues and decrease stigma
  3. Promote prevention strategies and well-being programs

PHYSICAL HEALTH

  1. Increase physical activity levels
  2. Increase awareness of and access to stress reduction programs and activities
  3. Promote consumption of nutritious food

SPORTS AND RECREATION

  1. Affordability of sport and recreation programs for citizens
  2. Support the repurposing of existing outdoor spaces to be multi-purpose and multi-season
  3. Increase the number of children and youth involved in recreation or sport

QUALITY OF LIFE

How Winnipeggers rate their quality of life using a scale of 0 to 10

0 = Very Poor
10 = Very Good

  • <1% Don’t know
  • 8% Low 0-4
  • 44% Mid 5-7
  • 48% Top 8-10
SOURCE: WINNIPEG’S VITAL SIGNS 2017 ONLINE SURVEY

STRESS

0
%
of Winnipeggers perceived that “most days in their life were quite a bit or extremely stressful.”
SOURCE: STATISTICS CANADA, 2014

DIVE DEEPER INTO VITAL SIGNS

The Winnipeg’s Vital Signs® 2017 report identifies significant needs and trends by combining research with the results of surveys, in which community members provided insights on issue areas critical to quality of life in Winnipeg.

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