The Spence Neighbourhood Association works with the people of Spence to revitalize and renew their community in the areas of Holistic Housing, Community Connecting, Community Economic Development, Environment and Open Spaces and Youth and Families.
About SPENCE NEIGHBOURHOOD ASSOCIATION INC
The Spence Neighbourhood Association is a resident-directed agency that works with the people of our neighbourhood to create and implement solutions to community concerns. We are located in the inner-city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Spence Neighbourhood is a 25 block area with higher than average youth, aboriginal and new immigrant populations, and housing stock that is over 100 years old.
The SNA actively involves residents, business owners, and volunteers in the neighbourhood to plan, develop, and implement projects. It was first incorporated as a non-profit entity in 1997 and is directed by a board made of 8-12 residents of the neighbourhood. Resident participation is a key approach of our organization.
Since our inception, we have built 33 homes, run innovative gang prevention programs, created nine community gardens and a community greenhouse site, created a community skills bank, pioneered sports programs for the entire inner city and more!