Building Communities Initiative
Building Communities Initiative (2002-2008)
The first Building Communities Initiative was a five-year, 50-50 cost-shared capital initiative developed by the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg. The $14M Initiative was designed to address the physical needs of six older residential neighbourhoods beginning to experience early symptoms of decline. A total of 96 community projects were completed in the following six neighbourhoods:
- Burrows Central
- Luxton, Seven Oaks, St. John's
- Sargent Park and Minto
- Central and North St. Boniface, Tissot and Dufresne
- St. George and Worthington
Building Communities Initiative II (2010-2018)
In 2010, the City and the Province signed the Building Communities Initiative II Agreement which identified $20 M in cost-shared funding over two phases ($10 M for Phase One and $10 M for Phase Two). This program adopted a 'focused and strategic' approach to enable targeted capital investments within designated neighbourhoods in Winnipeg. Investment focused on key community amenities in designated neighbourhoods that shoulder the inner city and in designated suburban neighbourhoods with pockets of decline.
The Building Communities Initiative II provided capital support for upgrading community facilities and municipal infrastructure. Approximately 104 projects were completed.