The Flin Flon Aboriginal Friendship Center’s Executive Director Shelly Craig outlined for the Chamber yesterday their plan to address homelessness and housing. She says a couple of years ago the Friendship Center and the University of Winnipeg did a study on homelessness showing there is a problem in our community and there’s a lot of different reasons why people are homeless. She says there are federal and provincial programs available but there has to be a plan that comes from the community. She explained they must have a committee that is comprised of individuals representing Flin Flon, Creighton and Denare Beach and all the stakeholders or sectors involved with housing and homelessness and that they have a plan so that they can take that plan and garner investments from stakeholders, the communities, local, regional, provincial, federal levels and put that in place over the next few years.
Craig says there is a lot of interest in the community so they are now looking for people to sit on the committee. If you are interested contact their Housing Coordinator Patricia Gibson at the Friendship Center.