Join us tonight – June 5, 2020

There will be rally happening tonight (Friday, June 5) at the Manitoba Legislature in support of Black Lives Matter. West Broadway Community Organization stands in solidarity with those calling for an end to police brutality due to systemic racism against black and Indigenous people. We believe that change is not only possible but urgently necessary, and we hope that events like tonight will bring Winnipeggers together toward a more equitable shared future.

Free and low-cost counselling and mental health support during the COVID-19 pandemic

Are you having challenges with mental health or with dealing with all the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you are not alone! This has been a difficult time for many of us. For example, a recent survey suggested that 80% of people in Italy need mental health support to cope with the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

There are a number of free and low-cost resources that are available to people in Winnipeg during the COVID-19 pandemic. See below for a list of free and low-cost counselling and mental health supports.

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Annual General Meeting June 11, 2020

The West Broadway Community Organization (WBCO) Board of Directors invites you to attend WBCO’s 2020 Annual General Meeting –  Thursday, June 11 at 6pm

Due to COVID19 social distancing guidelines, we will be hosting this meeting by video conference. If you live, work, or volunteer in  West Broadway and would like to attend the meeting, please email Executive Director, Greg MacPherson at director@westbroadway.mb.ca 

Instructions will be sent to you explaining how to participate. View the Board’s full invitation letter here Invitation to AGM 2020

Take part in West Broadway Spring Clean up: Physical Distanced Edition

We invite you to participate in the West Broadway Spring Clean-Up. While we cannot hold an event as in previous years, you can still show your community pride by pitching in to clean the neighbourhood on your own time (6 feet apart from your friends). Come to the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre (185 Young Street) garage between Tuesday, May 12th to Saturday, May 16th from 10am to 12pm to pick up supplies and information on how to clean safely. You can use these supplies to clean up the neighbourhood throughout the week. The first 200 people that come by can sign-up to receive a free specially designed West Broadway t-shirt. Post a photo of yourself (and family/friends) cleaning the neighbourhood and use the hashtag #westbroadwaybeautiful.Thanks for your help to make West Broadway an awesome place to live, work, and visit!

Proudly supported by: Art City, Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, Good Food Club, Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY), Bear Clan Patrol West Broadway, West Broadway BIZ, West Broadway Community Organization, Wolseley Family Place, Councillor Sherri Rollins, RDW Recycling and Bin Rentals Ltd., and Take Pride Winnipeg!.

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West Broadway Spring Clean Up
May 12th – May 16th, 2020
Physical Distanced Edition

Pick up supplies and information from the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre garage (185 Young Street) between 10am and 12pm.
The first 200 people can sign up to receive a specially designed West Broadway t-shirt.
Clean on your own time, six feet apart from your friends!
Post a photo and use the hashtag #westbroadwaybeautiful

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Spring Clean-up Postponed

The West Broadway Spring Clean-up event is on hold because of COVID-19!
In the meantime, here’s what you can do if you notice garbage piling up in West Broadway:
– Call 311 to have large and bulky garbage removed
– Contact the West Broadway Community Organization’s Safety Coordinator at community@westbroadway.mb.ca or (431) 335-6299, and we will be working with the city to get smaller garbage cleaned up.
If you can, stay home and stay safe!

Important MB Hydro information

Manitoba Hydro has discontinued all service disconnections related to overdue accounts until further notice. This means that Manitoba Hydro will not cut off your power if you cannot pay your bill.

Manitoba Hydro’s full response to COVID-19 is available here: https://www.hydro.mb.ca/covid19/

The Tenancy Improvement Program drop-in is currently unavailable due to COVID-19. You can reach the Tenant Support Worker by calling (431) 334-9930 or by emailing
tenants@westbroadway.mb.ca

Please reach out if your power is disconnected or your rental unit is too cold. Landlords must always make sure that the temperature in the rental unit meets the minimum requirements (at all times, not just during COVID-19!). From 7:00AM until 11:00PM, the temperature must be at least 21ºC. From 11:00PM until 7:00AM, the temperature can’t be lower than 18.3ºC.

Important information for tenants

The Province of Manitoba has released important information for tenants. Due to COVID-19, the Residential Tenancies Branch (RTB) and Residential Tenancies Commission (RTC) will postpone all non-urgent eviction hearings until May 31. The situation will be monitored to determine if additional adjustments are required. During this time, evictions will only be issued for serious issues affecting health and safety. Rent increases are frozen from April 1 until further notice. The full statement is available here.

The Tenancy Improvement Program drop-in is currently unavailable due to COVID-19. You can reach the Tenant Support Worker by calling (431) 334-9930 or by emailing
tenants@westbroadway.mb.ca