Who We Are

North End Community Helpers Network (NECHN) is a unique blend of community members, volunteers, staff, and mentors working to improve the lives of those living in the North End of Winnipeg. This grassroots collaboration is seen as a community solution to supporting one another.

The group, originally founded in early 2007 as a support network for a few community members working at Aboriginal Visioning for the North End, Native Women’s Transition Centre, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, and Mount Carmel Clinic, has rapidly grown to include upwards of 500 “helpers”, affiliated with more than 100 organizations/groups, and, including many valued community members.  It is now seen as an opportunity to collaborate and share – making our individual efforts stronger, by working together.

Our Vision

Our vision is a proud, safe and diverse community working together.

Our Mission

Our mission is to create connection, wellness and unlimited opportunities to learn and contribute in a holistic and meaningful way.

Through NECHN we have the opportunity to partner and share, making our individual efforts stronger by working together.

“Until all of us have made it, none of us have made it.” – Dr. Rosemary Brown


Do you live in the North End? Do you work or volunteer in the North End? Do you love the North End?

If you answered YES to ANY of these questions, you too can become a member of the North End Community Helpers Network!

Membership is FREE and open to anyone and everyone who has an interest in improving the lives of those living in OUR community.  You can come as little or as much as you’d like!