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Susan Spring
Coordinator for Brandon Reaching Home 

Blaine Foley
Coordinator for Indigenous Stream Reaching Home 

Laura Wallis
Coordinator for Rural & Remote Stream Reaching Home


Reaching Home Program Full Directives:



Finalized Summary Page - Brandon

About Reaching Home 

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.

Current Call for Proposals 2023

1. LTS 2 CFP Brandon Information_package January 2023

2. Brandon LTS 20223-24 APPLICATION Reaching Home

3. Brandon LTS 2023-24 Increase or Extension Form

4. Capital Planning and Sustainability Checklist 2023-24 LTS CFP

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)


Harm Reduction Supplies

Community Connections Outreach Van

Manitoba Harm Reduction Network Online Store