NORTH END FAMILY CENTRE
Ministry Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Ministry History: The North End Family Centre began as an idea of our Founder & Executive Director Kyle Mason. After seeing a lack of community-based services in the Luxton and St. John's sections of the North End, Kyle decided to meet with community members and leaders to determine what gaps in service existed. As a result, programs were created to meet needs in the community rather than duplicating existing programs offered by other organizations and churches.
From September 2008 to January 2009, research and preliminary planning was conducted, followed by the first Board of Director's meeting in March 2009. Initial fundraising, awareness raising, and events occurred between March 2009 and August 2009. The lease for our first location (1322 Main) was signed in September 2009 and after six weeks of renovations we opened our doors to the community in late October 2009. In October 2015, our first location was closed in preperation of our second and much bigger location (1344 Main), which opened December, 2015.