Developing Manitoba’s Homelessness Strategy

Homelessness is a multi-faceted problem that requires a coordinated, strategic response with a continuum of housing options and support services. We know that more Manitobans are experiencing homelessness and precarious housing than ever before.

In the Speech from the Throne 2021, the provincial government committed to introducing a homelessness strategy in 2022 that emphasizes a whole-of-government-approach.

Starting in January 2022, Manitoba Families led engagement sessions with communities across Manitoba including non-profit agencies and service providers, municipalities, Indigenous leaders, people with lived experience and the private sector. Feedback from these sessions informed the strategy’s approach, priorities and actions to develop and implement a provincial strategy to end homelessness in Manitoba.

Read the discussion paper and proposed framework which outlines the approach and five pillars guiding the strategy.

Read the questions for discussion at each engagement session.

Read the What We Heard report that summarizes the results of the consultation.

Read A Place for Everyone: A Collaborative Homelessness Strategy

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We understand that local knowledge, especially in marginalized communities, is vital to developing an effective provincial strategy. We have much work ahead to address homelessness from immediate needs to prevention. We look forward to embarking on this journey together to develop a whole of government approach that modernizes our emergency response, provides person-centered service delivery and builds capacity in rural and northern Manitoba.

If you would like more information about the provincial strategy to address homelessness, please contact us by email at

News Releases

March 28, 2023: Manitoba Government Announces Nearly $7 Million in Funding to Prevent Chronic Homelessness

February 28, 2023: Manitoba Government Provides $126 Million to Address Chronic Homelessness

October 31, 2022: Manitoba Government Announces Initiatives to Improve Community Safety and Wellness across the Province

August 31, 2022: Manitoba Families Most in Need to Benefit from $87-Million 'Family Affordability Package'

August 11, 2022: Manitoba Government Announces More than $5.4 Million in New Funding to Support Homelessness Initiatives

June 13, 2022: Manitoba Government Invests $450,000 in Training Program to Alleviate Staff Shortages at Family Violence and Homeless Shelters

March 25, 2022: Province Releases Results of Stakeholder Engagement on Homelessness in Manitoba

November 22, 2021 Construction Now Underway on Supportive Living Apartment Building for Vulnerable Individuals

November 19, 2021 Province Partners with End Homelessness Winnipeg to Fund Warming Space this Winter

March 2, 2021: Province Providing Funds for Homelessness Supports for Hundreds

December 5, 2019: Province to Invest $750,000 to Address Homelessness, Poverty-Reduction Initiatives through End Homelessness Winnipeg