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August 1, 2023

Manitoba Government Taking Steps to Broaden Indigenous Participation in Centre Village Redevelopment, Increase Social Housing Units, and Provide Funding

The Manitoba government is taking action to increase Indigenous participation for the redevelopment of Centre Village at 575 Balmoral St. in Winnipeg and has also identified $2.2 million in capital funding and the land and buildings as in-kind contributions, Families Minister Rochelle Squires announced today.

“We are committed to providing Indigenous organizations with opportunities to partner in delivering social and affordable housing to Manitobans in need,” said Squires. “We will be allocating funding and providing in-kind contributions to the Centre Village project to provide proponents with additional resources to redevelop the site for much-needed social housing.”

Manitoba Housing will proceed with the issuing of a public negotiated request for proposals (NRFP) with a more inclusive definition of ‘Indigenous organization’ and project funding. This broader definition will allow more Indigenous organizations to qualify and participate in the redevelopment process, and the capital funding and in-kind contributions may help proponents in plans for redevelopment.

Manitoba Housing is committed to a more inclusive approach that fosters Indigenous involvement in the redevelopment of 575 Balmoral St. By taking this step, the Manitoba government aims to increase the number of social housing units and create meaningful partnerships for the benefit of Manitobans in need, the minister noted.

For details on the NRFP, visit

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