Homelessness is a multi-faceted issue that requires a coordinated, strategic response with a continuum of housing options and support services. More Manitobans are experiencing homelessness and precarious housing than ever before. In the 2021 Speech from the Throne, the Government of Manitoba committed to introducing a homelessness strategy in 2022 that emphasizes a whole-of-government-approach.
Throughout January 2022, Manitoba Families lead engagement sessions with communities across Manitoba, including with non-profit agencies and service providers, municipalities, and the private sector. Feedback from these sessions will inform the strategy’s approach, priorities, and actions to develop and implement a provincial strategy to end homelessness in Manitoba.
The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce collaborated with Manitoba Families to assist the department in seeking feedback from the business community. Through the MB Pulse platform, MCC surveyed members to gather comments and opinions on this very important topic.