Luncheon: Youth Advisory Committee

December 10, 2017

Manitobans for human rights Youth Advisory Committee
2nd annual luncheon, in commemoration of International Human Rights Day, December 10, 2017

Our second annual luncheon’s will be centered around homelessness featuring a film and local speakers who are working the front lines in downtown Winnipeg. There will be short introductions, and a panel discussion to engage and support our local champions doing something to eradicate homelessness and educate us on the struggles, myths and fallacies of being homeless.

  • Sunday, December 10th, 2017
  • 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Winakwa Community Centre –
  • 980 Winakwa Road – Winnipeg, Manitoba

Documentaries on Homelessness by Just TV

Featured Panel Speakers

  • Winnipeg Harvest
  • End Homelessness Winnipeg
  • The Bear Clan Patrol
  • Morberg House
  • RAY Resource Assistance for Youth

Catered by Komodo’s Restaurant. Vegetarian option available Please RSVP and email

Tickets are $20.00 and available by contacting

Just TV – Youth Production –2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

  • Suits
  • Change Within
  • One Pay Cheque Away
  • Woman at Risk
  • Paint a Picture

Speaker panel – 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Meaghan Erbus, Winnipeg Harvest is a not-for-profit, community based organization. Our goals are to collect and share surplus food with people who are hungry and to offer training opportunities to help people step up and out of poverty. Our goal is to eliminate the need for food banks in our community. Founded in 1984, Winnipeg Harvest opened its doors July 1, 1985.

Louis Sorin, & Denisa Gavan-Koop, End Homelessness Winnipeg People who are homeless are real, they are our neighbors. It is important to see their strengths and their gifts. To see people for whom they can be, not necessarily as they are today. The human rights case is compelling, and the economic case is clear. Making a commitment to ending homelessness is what any caring, healthy, and compassionate community would do. Winnipeg is such a community.

James Favel, The Bear Clan Patrol founder, an advocate for safe neighborhoods for everyone who lives on the street. The concept behind the patrol, then, is community people working with the community to provide personal security in the inner city in a non-threatening, non-violent and supportive way.

Marion Willis, Morberg House is a 10-bed facility offering transitional housing in a supportive, room and board environment. Staffed 24/7, residents of Morberg House benefit from a range of client centered, strength based case plans designed to improve personal circumstances.

Download our poster here (PDF file): MHRI-Luncheon-2017