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Author Profile | Jason Halstead

For this North End organization, affordable housing is where the heart is

For this North End organization, affordable housing is where the heart is

North End Housing Project (NEHP) has evolved as an organization over its 20+ years of work, but one thing hasn’t changed —their commitment to providing quality, affordable housing to Winnipeggers in the North End.   Helping families gain a home NEHP was founded in 1996 out of the need for decent, affordable housing and the […]

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Sleepout reboot serves as a wake-up call

Sleepout reboot serves as a wake-up call

Participants in the rebooted Siloam Sleepout got a closer look at the reality of homelessness and the efforts to make it a thing of the past in Winnipeg. The Siloam Sleepout was held September 26 this year at Siloam Mission and around downtown Winnipeg, raising funds and awareness to help support those experiencing homelessness. It […]

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Earning the esteemed designation as an International Development Educator

Earning the esteemed I-CUDE designation as an International Development Educator

Assiniboine Credit Union’s Community Financial Centre Director, Nigel Mohammed, is now one of only four Canadians to hold the International Credit Union Development Education (I-CUDE) distinction. For Nigel, finalizing his I-CUDE achievement at the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) conference in the Caribbean this summer brought his credit union experience full circle. “This whole […]

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Village Canadien

Renovating Village Canadien: New buildings & a better mortgage

Manitoba’s largest housing co-operative is wrapping up a major upgrade and credits its relationship with Assiniboine Credit Union for realizing the project. Village Canadien Cooperative is completing an impressive project that will benefit its residents for years to come. Several million dollars worth of renovations have been done to 137 out of 150 units at […]

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This inclusive Winnipeg organization lets the sunshine in

Sunshine House takes pride in not being easily defined. The community drop-in and resource centre at the corner of Logan Avenue and Sherbrook Street is there for anyone — especially those pushed to the margins — who feels they need anything, whether it’s harm-reduction supplies, camaraderie or just unconditional acceptance. Former Executive Director Margaret Ormond, […]

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Tickets, please! On track & expanding the adventure with Prairie Dog Central

Tickets, please! On track & expanding the adventure with Prairie Dog Central

The history and future of Canada’s oldest operating steam engine, featuring the Prairie Dog Central Railway. It’s full steam ahead as the Prairie Dog Central Railway rolls past a half-century of operations. As Manitoba’s only vintage railway, this organization overcame unexpected impasses to develop a creative business operation that delights passengers young and old. Here’s […]

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Old Grace Co-op a great fit for this Winnipeg neighbourhood

Old Grace Housing Co-op a great fit for this Winnipeg neighbourhood

Old Grace Housing Co-operative has brought affordable, accessible housing to the heart of the Wolseley neighbourhood. Phase 1 of the project, on the site of the former Grace Hospital at Arlington Street and Preston Avenue, is made up of 60 one to four-bedroom suites, including 30 affordable units — seven of which are fully accessible. […]

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Celebrating a carbon-neutral success this Earth Day

Celebrating a carbon-neutral success this Earth Day

Earth Day is always a time for celebration and action, with a notable achievement for Assiniboine Credit Union this year. But for ACU, here’s why environmental awareness is a year-round focus. From wide-reaching initiatives such as becoming carbon neutral, to smaller changes like upgrading lighting in older branches, ACU is always thinking green. In fact, […]

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