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Task Force Aims to End City’s Homelessness

July 4, 2013 9:44 AM | News

United WayThe United Way of Winnipeg has spearheaded an ambitious 10-year plan to end homelessness in the city.

Through a dedicated task force, the group’s vision will be to hear from those most affected by homelessness and to build a plan that reflects their realities and needs from start to finish, according to Cindy Coker, executive director of SEED Winnipeg, one of the partner agencies involved.

A report issued last week by the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness estimates over 200,000 people in Canada experience homelessness each year.

Similar 10-year strategies have been launched in Vancouver, Edmonton and St. John’s.

Task Force members represent leadership in key sectors of our city, including private, non-profit, health care, education and municipal, provincial and federal governments.