ECRC COMPLETES FACILITY UPGRADES PROJECT THAT WILL BENEFIT ELMWOOD FAMILIES

The Elmwood Community Resource Centre (ECRC) is pleased to announce the completion of an extensive renovation project at the centre’s 545 Watt St location. The site upgrades were made possible through the support of many generous donors.  This support will allow ECRC to provide safe, supportive programming and assistance for families, youth, new immigrants and refugees and all those whose lives are positively impacted by the Centre’s work.

An official Open House will be held on February 7th from 3-6pm at 545 Watt Street.  Community members, partner organizations and supporters of the work ECRC does are invited to attend the unveiling of this new facility.   This will be an opportunity to celebrate all the hard work ECRC has achieved in the past 16 years to help usher in a new chapter, celebrating all of the positive outcomes the next years will bring.

ECRC would like to formally thank all of the following donors whose support has made this dream a reality: the City of Winnipeg – Community Incentive Grant Program (CIGP), the Province of Manitoba – Community Places Program, Richardson Foundation, Winnipeg Foundation, Thomas Sill Foundation, Crosstown Civic Credit Union, Bill and Margaret Fast,

East AM Rotary Club, Kildonan Mennonite Thrift Shop (KMTS), Allmar Windows and Doors, RCS Insurance.

In July of 2015, ECRC was graciously offered to share the space at the City of Winnipeg’s 545 Watt Street building located near the corner of Watt Street and Munroe Avenue.  With the generous support of these many project funders, renovations were completed that would create an environment that is suitable to the needs of the community and would make it a safe and welcoming place to visit.

These renovations include creating a handicap accessible washroom, an expanded public drop-in area, a suitable childminding room, a revamped boardroom and classroom space as well as upgrades to flooring, windows, lighting and other visual improvements.

The new Centre will offer an environment where the community can come to build a better life and receive the helping hand they need in order to achieve their goals as individuals and as a community.  This new location and the upgrades provided will give ECRC a long-term home within the community which will also provide a sense of stability and increased support to our community members.

Winnipeg Free Press Article:

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/herald/New-hub-for-the-community-413322213.html