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We are More Aware of Homeless People in Winnipeg
Homelessness has been a big and growing issue in the Winnipeg Community. With Covid-19 happening in our world today we’ve been more aware of the homeless people in Winnipeg due to the effects of Covid-19. Because of Covid-19 people are out of work because of limited areas of the workplace. With shelters also following the 25% capacity we have been seen a lot of tents and homeless people because shelters can only hold only 25%. Homeless people have been forced to live outside in the cold weather due to limited space and housing provided and the Covid restrictions. They are also sleeping in bus shelters during the night time to at least get away from the cold.
In this episode of In Focus by U Multicultural Mark Aaron sat down with End Homelessness Kristiana Clemens. She gave her perspective on the homeless situation in Winnipeg and how End Homelessness is helping out during these difficult times. Kristiana says that there hasn't been a real increase in the number of homeless people in Winnipeg it is just that a lot of the shelters can't hold much space anymore. She asks not to judge them because they are just human beings like us just trying to make a living. You can help by donating some food or even winter wear just to stay warm.
End Homeless Winnipeg received its mandate from the 10-year plan to end homelessness Winnipeg launched in 2014 to end the homeless people so that they have a safe space to sleep and have a nice meal.
U Multicultural is the ethnocultural media channel established with the objective of serving the diverse communities and contributing to the dynamic multicultural identity of Manitoba and Canada by offering accessible multi-ethnic television and radio services that offer information programming and other high-quality programming focused on ethnocultural communities of Canada.