CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Rural & Remote Advisory Board for Homelessness (Brandon)
April 26, 2021
Treaty One Territory, Manitoba
Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation is seeking interested community representatives to fill current and future vacancies in the Rural & Remote Advisory Board.
The closing date for receiving applications is Friday, May 14th, 2021 at the following electronic address: Laura Wallis, BNRC Community Entity HomelessnessMB@bnrc.ca
The Government of Canada’s redesigned homelessness program launched April 1, 2019, following the conclusion of the previous Homelessness Partnering Strategy. Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy (RH) is a $2.2 billion investment, designed to support the goals of the National Housing Strategy, in particular, to support the most vulnerable Canadians in maintaining safe, stable and affordable housing, and to reduce chronic homelessness nationally by 50% by 2027-2028.
Reaching Home is a community-based program aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness by providing direct support and funding to Designated Communities (urban centers), Indigenous communities, territorial communities and rural and remote communities across Canada. The Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation (BNRC) plays an instrumental role in supporting the development of solutions to homelessness in your community. The BNRC entered into agreements with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to act as the Community Entity (CE) in rural Manitoba to administer the Rural and Remote Homelessness and Brandon Designated Homelessness funding streams effective April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2024. BNRC has also been administering the RH Indigenous Homelessness funding stream from April 1, 2019. The Indigenous Advisory Board (IAB) recently recommended that BNRC’s agreement be extended until March 31, 2024.
Those interested in applying should be aware that participation on the Rural & Remote Advisory Board is voluntary, and there is no monetary compensation.
For enquiries please call Laura Wallis at (204) 729-2490 Ext 106 or e-mail at HomelessnessMB@bnrc.ca