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Welcome to Main Street Project

Serving the needs of Winnipeg’s most vulnerable residents since 1972, Main Street Project offers programming and services to help our community members build stability. Working under a housing first philosophy, we work with each individual to support positive changes and transition them towards stable, permanent housing.

At a Glance

Shelter - Overnight Annual Intakes

Meals Served Annually

Annual Drop-in Count

Clean Needle & Harm Reduction Kits Annually

Latest Community News

Visionary Conversations

Main Street Project's Executive Director, Rick Lees, recently participated in Visionary Conversations, How can our community come together to combat the impacts of drug addiction. It was a wonderful evening with much thoughtful discussion. Thank you to the Visionary...

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2019 Holiday Season Gift Drive

2019 Holiday Season Gift DriveThe holidays are quickly approaching and we are planning a huge holiday donation drive here at Main Street Project. Join us this holiday season as we aim to gather donated items to put together 300 gifts packages so that each of our...

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Ride for Refuge – Saturday, October 5, 2019

Ride for Refuge is coming up fast!   This year, Main Street Project is fundraising in support of the agency’s Food Bank and Essentials Market. This important program operates weekly, serving 100+ people in the downtown area and provides folks with healthy food,...

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Winnipeg Committee for Safety

  Many thanks to the Winnipeg Committee for Safety who provided Main Street Project with a grant to replace windows in its Protective Care facility. From Comprising volunteer citizen members who offer diverse and passionate perspectives, The...

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Illicit Drug Task Force Final Report

Due to the increased use of illicit drugs, especially methamphetamine, in December of 2018, city of Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman, Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen and Robert-Falcon Ouellette, member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre,...

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A message from Main Street Project’s Board of Directors

Recently, the City of Winnipeg put out an RFP that would see the City hire a contractor to collect and dispose of discarded needles, as well as bulky waste found in what the City views as temporary homeless shelters in Winnipeg. The RFP outlines the scope of work as...

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