SNA's 5 Year Plan
Every five (5) years, the Spence Neighbourhood Association undergoes a process of re-evaluating our work and the overall vision of community development.Learn More
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 & Families.
Spence Neighbourhood: Welcome Home
The purpose of the Spence Neighbourhood Association is to activate and engage the people of Spence in building and rebuilding their neighbourhood in the primary areas of:
ENVIRONMENT & OPEN SPACES
COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
YOUTH & FAMILIES
Spence Neighbourhood Association was incorporated in 1997 as a non-profit housing group formed by five volunteers who wanted to work together to improve the living conditions of the area. Those volunteers originally worked together to clean up one back lane, and then decided to renovate a house for a young family.
Next, they began to expand their activities and found funding through the Winnipeg Development Agreement for the Light Up Our Neighbourhood program, which provided dusk-to-dawn security lighting on houses in the area to improve safety. The Lighting project allowed volunteers to meet hundreds of residents in the area who received lights. This network allowed more ideas for projects to grow, more volunteers to help, and more energy to tackle further issues.
The organization continued to grow and take on more projects, and eventually was able to hire staff. In January 2000, the organization moved to Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre at 430 Langside Street, and activities continued to grow in the new community space. With this growth the organization made the shift to a representative community development group and developed a new constitution and elected a board from the neighbourhood.
The Spence Neighbourhood Association (S.N.A.) will continually work towards the sustainability and continual renewal in the development of the Spence neighbourhood, guided by and committed to the following principles:
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