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North End Community Ministry (NECM) fonds
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1.5m textual material.
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The North End Community Ministry was a ministry of the Winnipeg Presbytery. Its predecessors were Stella Mission and People Acting on Concerns Together (PACT). It was located at 470 Stella Avenue in Winnipeg from 1978 to 1993. With funding from Winnipeg Presbytery and Core Area Initiative Program, the building of Stella Mission was renovated making NECM more accessible for community use. NECM continued to provide direct services to the community, such as a clothing depot, food distribution, supervised Drop â In for children aged 5 â 12 years including full day programmes in the summer, supervision for youth workers, crises counselling and educational programmes such as literacy, budget skills, nutrition and cooking. The Housing Concerns group taught low income families the responsibilities and rights of tenants. The indirect services included informational/ educational visits to United Church congregations and community groups addressing justice issues, emergency food programmes, support services for the victims of abuse, slide presentations and tours of NECM. Due to lack of funds and cohesion among the workers, on June 30, 1993 the staff was terminated, and a review of the ministry concluded that restructuring was necessary. Currently known as the Northend Stella Community Ministry, it remains an outreach ministry sponsored by Winnipeg Presbytery.
The records of the North End Community Ministry came to the conference archives as part of transfers of records from Rev. D. Martindale in 1980, 1981, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, and 2006.
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The records of the North End Community Ministry held at the conference archives include the following series: reports (1976-1990); education (1976-1990); employment (1975-1989); Sherbrook McGregor Overpass (1970-1985); Core Area Initiative (1962-1990); Housing (1970-1990); Building Repair (1983-1989); Correspondence (1969-1990); Worship (1980-1993); Newsletters (1987-1992); Miscellaneous (1979-1994); Photographs (1974-1986); Architectural Prints (1984-1986); Poverty ([1974-1991]; and Anti-Sniff Coalition (1976-1990).
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Related material: See also the Personal Papers of Rev. Doug Martindale, Winnipeg Presbytery and the Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario fonds for other material pertaining to North End Community Ministry.
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The material is in English.
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- People Acting on Concerns Together (PACT) (Subject)
- Winnipeg Presbytery (Subject)
- All Peoples' Mission (Subject)
- All Peoples' Stella Avenue United Church (Subject)
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