Winnipeg

WHAT’S GOING ON IN WINNIPEG?

The city of Winnipeg is one of Canada’s most impoverished cities; most of Manitoba’s poor live in Winnipeg.

 

In the city’s poorest neighbourhood, Lord Selkirk Park, 68 percent of the residents live below the poverty line. Two-thirds of Lord Selkirk Park’s residents are Aboriginal and more than a third of them are nine-years-old or younger.

 

More than half of Lord Selkirk Park’s residents age 15 years and older have no educational certificate, diploma or degree and the unemployment rate is 18.7 percent. The median household income is $15,552 and most people rent their homes for an average of $436 a month.

 

BFC is working with Sergeant Danny Boyko of the Winnipeg Police Service. The distribution is done through three School Principals dedicated to improving the neighborhoods where their schools are located. The schools are located in the “21 Block” of Winnipeg which is per capita, ‎one of the highest crime and poverty‎ areas in Canada.

NEWS FROM WINNIPEG