Good Read: Co-ops working together in Wolseley


With the support of the Old Grace Housing Co-op, the City of Winnipeg, and an instrumental push from City Councillor Cindy Gilroy, we added an eight-passenger van to the Wolseley neighbourhood in June!

Here’s a snippet of the Winnipeg Free Press article, with quotes from City Councillor Cindy Gilroy:

“I was honoured to take part in the grand opening of the Old Grace Housing Co-op on June 14. Located on the site of the original Grace Hospital at Preston Avenue and Arlington Street, it provides affordable and multi-generational housing for our community.

Peg City and Old Grace applied together for a City of Winnipeg community incentive grant to purchase the vehicle. Working along with community I was able to champion this application and convince my colleagues on council to support this initiative. A grant of $17,000 was unanimously approved by city council on May 16.

I am happy that we are able to work together to improve an important service supporting families in the Wolseley area. Many residents don’t have a vehicle and either bike, use City transit, or car-share. The van will help provide transportation for larger families or those wanting to make a bigger purchase.”

Click here to read the full Winnipeg Free Press article.