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Reaching Home COVID Response NEW Call for Proposals is now Open

  • Please carefully review Information Package prior to submitting application.
  • This Call for Proposals now has a fixed deadline of Wednesday, November 4 at 4:30pm.  
  • Funding Available: Indigenous Covid Response Stream $1,584,013; Rural & Remote Covid Response: $1,549,796. 
  • There is no longer a limit on the size of individaul proposals.
  • The funding is allocated to the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021.

Info Package

Application Reaching Home

Reaching Home COVID Response Capital Proposal Form 

Reaching Home Program Full Directives:



Community Mailbox: BNRC Offices are now closed and mail is being forwarded to Samaritan House for pick up, 820 Pacific Ave.

Aniexty Disorders Association SupporHomelessness in Canada _ The Canadian Encyclopediat  Line

The Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba (ADAM) has created a new support line for anyone who is experiencing distressing anxiety. Call 204-925-0040

Homelessness in Canada - The Canadian Encyclopedia

Homelessness In Canada - The Canadian Encyclopedia

Volunteeer Oportunities in Manitoba during Pandemic

This site contect helpers with those in need of help in Manitoba.  Site openned March 2020.


COVID Planning and Shelter Framework



EIA Support in Westman

Anyone requiring assistance from EIA can either email EIAWestman@gov.mb.ca or call the toll free number at 1-855-944-8111 between 7 am – 7 pm.

Mental Health Support (at a distance)


About Us

The BNRC is currently in a 5 year Agreement with the Government of Canada to deliver three streams of funding through the federal government's Homelessness Strategy called Reaching Home:

  • Brandon
  • Indigenous for rural Manitoba
  • Rural and Remote (excluding Brandon/Thompson)

Reaching Home is critical aspect of the Government's National Housing Strategy.  The ultimate goal of the Strategy is to reduce chronic homelessness nationally by 50% by fiscal year 2027 to 2028.

The BNRC is responsible for hosting Call for Proposals (CFPS) to solicit requests for investment to address homelessness.  When CFPs are open the applications will be available on this website.  Once proposals are received, a Board representing each of the three funding streams reviews the proposals and makes funding recommendations.  The BNRC then negotiates funding Agreements, undertakes risk assessments, and monitors each project's implementation to ensure compliance with Reaching Home goals.

Eligible Funding Activities

Both capital and staffing projects may be eligible for Reaching Home funding.   However, to be eligible, the project should not fulfill an activity that is the jurisdiction of the provincial government.   Examples of activities which may be eligible for Reaching Home investment include: transitional housing with supports for clients (maximum tenancy of three years), emergency housing, staffing to assist clients, and damage deposits. Examples of ineligible activities would be affordable housing and medical staff.

For a complete list of eligible activities for Reaching Home funding, please consult the directives.

Contact Us

Susan Spring, Coordinator for Brandon  

Blaine Foley, Coordinator for Rural & Remote Manitoba,
Aboriginal Rural Manitoba