Chiara House Receives Tenancy Approval

Just under four years ago, pursuing a dreams for Chiara House, we acquired the building on Maryland.  After several years and countless hours of hard work, set-backs, arson, theft and bureaucracy, today we received the news from the City of Winnipeg that we are approved for tenants to move in! There are still some details […]

August 7, 2014 in Little Flowers, News, West End by

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Chiara House Benefit

Fathers, Daughters, & Friends Benefit Concert for Chiara House Saturday, March 15, 2014 -7:00pm until 10:00pm Robert A. Steen Community Centre 980 Palmerston Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba What to bring: • A snack to share at the Delectables Potluck Table • A donation for Chiara House • Your friends & family • Your toes for tapping […]

February 27, 2014 in Little Flowers, News, West End by

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The High Cost of Homelessness

Many people are not aware of how costly homelessness is to everyone.  Providing affordable housing initiatives has the potential of saving our country hundreds of millions of dollars- perhaps billions.  Yet why does our government continue to cut housing funds? Special thanks to The Homeless Hub for the stats & graphics.  Check them out: […]

January 25, 2014 in Little Flowers, News, West End by

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Living Hospitality – Laura Jackson

The following post is from Laura Jackson, a leader at Little Flowers Community who has been deeply involved in the neighbourhood.  She and her (soon to be) husband hope to provide some support & leadership by living in Chiara House: I got engaged in mid-January, an exciting time, planning starts, in the next breath my […]

April 24, 2013 in Little Flowers, News, West End by


Dignity: Why “Affordable” Isn’t Enough

The need for affordable housing in our inner city neighbourhood is critical.  So many people struggle to find housing where they can live and still afford food and other necessities.  This is getting increasingly difficult, as housing costs go up, while housing allowance does not.  This (plus many other factors) makes for great instability with […]

November 14, 2012 in News, West End by

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Chiara House Videos

For those of you who have been following our Chiara House project, we’ve found ourselves stalled by city bureaucracy. It is deeply frustrating, especially since it is not due to anything we’ve done, but purely dysfunctional systems. However, while the building awaits the renovation process, the work on every other level continues. Check out the […]

November 11, 2011 in News, West End by


Chiara House Building Officially Ours

After more than a year of searching and months of paperwork, I am excited to be able to officially announce that 490 Maryland St. has been purchased for the development of Chiara House: Now the hard part begins.  We need to raise the funds & find the elbow grease to renovate this building into the […]

November 11, 2010 in Little Flowers, News, West End by

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Property Pending

The key piece to getting Chiara House off the ground is to secure the property.  We had hoped by this stage to have already announced the official location, with more pictures, etc.  However, as things go with property deals, it is taking more time than expected.  Thanks for your patience, we will be updating things […]

November 2, 2010 in News, West End by

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