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Treat Your Feet!

Kirby Kirsten Clinic

Sunshine House is thrilled to announce that our Street Feet foot health program is back in action, and is now FULLY FUNDED thanks to a major grant from the Green Shield Canada (GSC) Community Giving Program! This important front line community health initiative will continue thanks to the generosity of Green Shield Canada, and will allow our amazing nursing team, Kirsten and Edith, to be supported in their selfless work to improve the health of street involved and homeless individuals in our community.

This new funding has also allowed Street Feet to double its capacity, and will now be offered on a weekly basis (up from twice per month)! Beginning August 2nd, Street Feet will be open every Wednesday from 3:00-5:30pm.

Please call 204-783-8565 or email contact@sunshinehousewpg.org with any questions.gsc_logo_clear

 

We’re Hiring!

Sunshine House is hiring a Feasibility Assessment Coordinator to conduct research and engage community groups on the potential development of a Managed Alcohol Program (MAP) on two sites in Manitoba (Winnipeg & Thompson). This is a part-time term position which will include travel to Thompson, Manitoba.

The application deadline is Wednesday, July 19th at 11:59 PM CDT. Interviews are likely to be held on Friday, July 21st, with the successful candidate beginning as soon as Monday, July 24th.

Resumé and cover letter can be emailed to contact@sunshinehousewpg.org

Please see the PDF job posting for complete details:

MAP Job Posting [PDF]

Street Feet Volunteer Nominated for L’Oreal Women of Worth Award

We’ve nominated longtime volunteer, Kirsten Bourque, RN. For a 2017 L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth Award for her tireless dedication to ourStreet Feet Program!

Individuals who are homeless have a higher incidence of chronic diseases, notably walking and mobility as chronic health issues, and can experience multiple challenges in managing diabetes (which may result in foot/leg complications such as infection or amputation). Wait times for foot care provided by clinics can range between 6-24 months.

At Street Feet, since 2014, Kirsten provides foot care free-of-charge to street-involved individuals and people who live in the Sunshine House neighbourhood. Good luck and fingers crossed!

#streetfeet #womenofworthaward #volunteerism

 

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You are invited to the 2015-16 Sunshine House Annual General Meeting!

screen-shot-2016-10-17-at-2-45-48-pmIt’s been another stellar year at the House–Come hear about what we’ve been up to!

Sunshine House has been busy building on its strengths in participant-driven drop-in programming. With on-going programs such as Like That and Street Feet, an Artist-in-Residence, and the release of JD & the Sunshine Band’s latest album, we have lots of successes to share!

Join us:
Wednesday, October 26th
Doors open and refreshments served 5:15 pm
AGM begins 5:45 pm
646 Logan Avenue (corner of Sherbook and Logan)

If possible, please email us at admin@sunshinehousewpg.org and let us know if you plan to attend. All are welcome!

Hope to see you there!

JD & The Sunshine Band Official Video Premiere for ‘The King is Gone’

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Well the band has been hard at work in The House, studio, and most recently, The West End Cultural Centre with the release of their Sophomore album, ‘Soaking Up the Rays‘!

The official video premiere is released nationally today via Exclaim! Music.

Thanks again to everyone that has supported the band throughout the years, albums, shows, and fundraising efforts. We can always brag about having the most dedicated fans in the 204. Thank you and miigwetch.

Both album and tee-shirts are available for order. Contact Sunshine House to place yours!

click here to soak up the rays!