Our Stories

From The Front Lines: Elysha

What is your name and position at Main Street Project? My name is Elysha. I'm a Project Breakaway Case Worker. How have things changed in your role since COVID-19? Our role consists of assisting community members in navigating different systems and connecting with...

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From The Front Lines: Sheena

What is your name and position at MSP My name is Sheena. I’ve been at Main Street Project since 2015 and work mostly in Shelter and Protective Care. How have things changed in your role since COVID-19? Changing how I interact with everyone – maintaining physical...

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From The Front Lines: Kelly

What is your name and position at Main Street Project? My name is Kelly and I have worked at Main Street Project since 2014. I have always been a support worker in all departments throughout Main Street Project.  How have things changed in your role since COVID-19? I...

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Updates to MSP’s Emergency Shelter and Drop-in Services

Due to COVID-19, there have been many changes to Main Street Project's Emergency Shelter services over the past month. As of May 2, Main Street Project has moved all of its emergency and drop in shelter services from 75 Martha Street to 190 Disraeli Freeway. This new...

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From The Front Lines: Naomi

What is your name and position at Main Street Project? My name is Naomi and I am a Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN). I assist with case management, substance withdrawal management and harm reduction with the MSP community. How have things changed in your role since...

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From The Front Lines: Jacob

What is your name and position at Main Street Project? Jacob Kaufman, Peer Advocate. How have things changed in your role since COVID-19. I worry a lot more about the amazing community that I work for. Because the malls and libraries have closed, they are now more...

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From The Front Lines: Makayla

1. What is your name and position at MSP? Makayla, support worker in the shelter. 2. How have things changed in your role since COVID-19? I go home every day exhausted physically/mentally! I'm helping an increased amount of people, because resources are closed. Plus...

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Main Street Project is seeking talented new board members!

In June of this year, Main Street Project will be electing several new board members to our Board of Directors. Main Street Project is seeking individuals with previous board experience, diverse life experiences and an appreciation of not-for-profit governance...

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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 www.winnipeg.ca: 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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Pie Pop-Up Fundraiser in support of MSP

A group of lovely local pie enthusiasts are putting on a Pie Pop-Up Fundraiser in support of Main Street Project. Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019 Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: Deer Lodge Community Centre, 323 Bruce Avenue, Winnipeg Whole pies will be sold for $10, or a piece...

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Main Street Project’s Annual General Meeting

We'd like to invite you to attend Main Street Project's Annual General Meeting: Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: Red River College, Exchange District Campus, 160 Princess Street, Roblin Centre A light lunch will be served MSP has...

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10 Myths About Homelessness

Main Street Project recently released an information series called 10 Myths About Homelessness. The purpose of this 10 part series is to dispel some myths about homelessness and create more understanding on issues related to homelessness and the members of our...

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Monetary donations help us provide the ongoing services and supports our clients need and deserve. We are a registered charitable organization and offer charitable tax receipts for financial donations.

Main Street Project is a registered Canadian Charity • Charitable registration # 107655094 RR0001.

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