Updated: Sep 22


It's an online AGM, for the second year in a row!


The good news is that we've gotten pretty proficient and holding events online!


So join us on Google Meet on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 6:30pm to hear about what we did from April 2020 to March 2021. (Spoiler: it was a lot.)

RSVP on Facebook


Video call link: https://meet.google.com/dsi-nfro-wwv

Or dial: ‪+1 226-213-8281 PIN: 928 518 483 1923# MEETING DOCUMENTS:




Sunshine House Financials - 2020-2021
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2021 AGM Agenda
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Sunshine House AGM Minutes - 5 Nov 2020
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We join with many other community establishments to maintain our space as MASKED-UP ZONE! All staff, participants, volunteers and visitors at Sunshine House will still be wearing masks indoors (except while seated to eat).

July 23, 2021

As community members and organizations working to prevent and end homelessness in Winnipeg, we are saddened and distressed by events in Toronto this week, during which people have been forcibly evicted from temporary encampments. Forced evictions compound the harms experienced by people whose human right to housing has been violated. We urge the City of Toronto to work toward a rights-based approach to encampments, informed by the National Protocol for Homeless Encampments in Canada. This work has been underway in Winnipeg for more than two years, through the Kíkinanaw Óma Strategy and the Non-Emergent Encampment Support Process. At a collaborative table involving outreach workers, homeless-serving agencies, first responders, City departments, Indigenous organizations and people with lived experience of homelessness, Kíkinanaw Óma advances a rights-based approach, through an interim strategy that reduces unnecessary police interactions with encampments while increasing trained and peer outreach supports; and through recommendations that address the self-identified needs of people with lived experience for housing, safe spaces and services. The name Kíkinanaw Óma, gifted to the Strategy by Elder Belinda Vandenbroeck, can be translated as “This is our Home Here” from Cree. This name calls our attention to the link between ongoing colonization and displacement of Indigenous peoples from these lands and experiences of Indigenous homelessness in our cities. The COVID-19 pandemic has made unsheltered homelessness and encampments more visible here as in other cities. People experiencing homelessness in Winnipeg, as elsewhere, manage traumas and complex health challenges, while facing daily stigma, discrimination and violence. Working together across differences toward a common goal of advancing the right to housing, while doing our best to protect lives and reduce harms, is part of our shared path to Truth and Reconciliation and to safer, healthier cities. Kris Clemens, co-chair, Kíkinanaw Óma Kirsten Bernas, co-chair, Kíkinanaw Óma

Logos for the following organizations: End Homelessness Winnipeg, 1 Just City, Main Street Project, Sunshine House, Siloam Mission, St. Boniface Street Links, Right to Housing, West Central Women's Resource Centre

Signatories: End Homelessness Winnipeg, 1 Just City, Main Street Project, Sunshine House, Siloam Mission, St. Boniface Street Links, Right to Housing, West Central Women's Resource Centre