Welcome Message from the
WHHI Executive Committee
It is a pleasure to welcome you to the website
of the Winnipeg Housing and Homelessness Initiative (WHHI).
The WHHI was established in 2000 by the Governments
of Canada and Manitoba, and the City of Winnipeg, to assist
local community organizations revitalize Winnipeg’s
older neighbourhoods, provide more opportunities to access
safe, affordable housing, and create or enhance services for
the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless.
Canada, Manitoba and Winnipeg have a proud history
of working together to ensure the community is directly involved
in developing programs that will meet its needs. Through the
combined resources of the three levels of government, we achieve
a greater impact on assisting neighbourhood-based groups and
service providers to help the people of this great city.
To date, the WHHI partnership has committed
over $138 million that has or will help to repair, rehabilitate
or build over 5815 units and 215 rooms or beds, as well as
assist the homeless or those at risk of being homeless.
The WHHI and the community, along with corporate
and government partners, have been making a significant difference
in the lives of people in Winnipeg. These partnerships build
on local expertise and encourage new and innovative approaches
to addressing housing and homelessness issues.
The Honourable Diane Finley
Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development
The Honourable Kerri Irvin-Ross
Minister of Housing and Community Development
His Worship Sam Katz
Mayor City of Winnipeg
WHHI - At a Glance
- WHHI has committed over $138 million
- WHHI has built or rehabilitated over
5,815 units and 215 beds