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Community Events and Resource

Men's Resource Centre Christmas Celebrations

Community Connections Outreach Van

Manitoba Harm Reduction Network Online Store

Harm Reduction Supplies

For the month of November Brandon Riverbank Inc. will be collecting non-monetary donations for Samaritan House Ministries ! Any and all donations are greatly appreciated!

Reaching Home Program Full Directives:



Community Mailbox: Mail can be picked up at the BNRC front office

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 opened 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, and Aboriginal Rural Manitoba