Heart and Soles Meet to Help Homeless in Winnipeg


WINNIPEG – A number of people and organizations with a shared committed to tackle the issues associated with addiction and homelessness in our community came together Thursday.

The community Homelessness Assistance Team (CHAT), and many of the City’s and Provinces most engaged agencies cane together to discuss the topics of homelessness and drug addiction. By learning from each other, they hope they can do more to identify youth-at-risk and offer early interventions.

“CHAT does great work and really flies under the radar. That’s because they are so focused on outcomes, but they are deserving of credit for the work they continue to do to improve our downtown and Winnipeg as a whole,” said Downtown Winnipeg BIZ CEO Stefano Grande.

This gathering, called ‘Heart and Soles’ is designed to bring thought leaders in the area of homelessness and addiction together to collaborate on ways to make us all better and by extension our communities more healthy. It includes topics like addiction and addressing it early as well as the managing of tent cities and panhandling.