Central Park Foot Patrol

The Central Park community has been experiencing higher levels of violence that are linked to the meth crisis and other causes rooted in poverty and marginalization. A group of concerned neighbourhood residents started organizing in the fall of 2018, with the hope to start a community foot patrol to increase safety in Central Park.

The group was supported by Central Neighbourhoods in their organizing. Together we held a Central Park Community Safety Meeting on January 28, 2019. The consultation confirmed that many of the concerns identified by the group are widely shared in the community, and participants showed great support towards the foot patrol initiative.

The group has now incorporated into the CPFP Central Park Foot Patrol Inc., a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors in the community, by providing programs, services, and opportunities for social interaction that contribute to the overall well-being and a sense of community to all.

CPFP Central Park Foot Patrol Inc. is seeking nominations from individuals of different backgrounds who are over 18 years of age and live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to help us grow this initiative. The CPFP Inc. Board is a working board, which relies on the experience and knowledge of the Central Park community members and works to bring their vision together. Board Members will work together to start the patrol in May, as well as to ensure sustainability for the future.

Ideal candidates for Executive Committee positions (4 vacancies: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary):

*Are passionate about community-led initiatives and safety for all
*Have proven leadership in community organizing and are familiar with the Central Park reality
*Have capacity to undertake the responsibilities of the role and represent the Board and its initiatives to ensure growth and sustainability
*Can commit to a 2-year term, and a 2-5 hours/week commitment year round (may vary)

Ideal candidates for Chair positions (3 vacancies: Communications Chair, Fundraising Chair, Training Chair):

*Are passionate about community-led initiatives and safety for all
*Have experience in community organizing
*Bring some professional skills to the Board in the areas of communications, fundraising and/or non-profit board management
*Can commit to a 2-year term, and a 2-5 hours/week commitment year-round (may vary)
*Are serious and effective, and get the job done

Ideal candidates for Directors at Large (up to 8 vacancies, may develop into Chair positions):

*Are members of the Central Park community (live, work or volunteer)
*Want to be more involved in the community
*Are concerned about safety of all in the area
*Are good at working with others as a team
*Can commit to a 2-year term, and a 2-5 hours/week commitment year-round (may vary)

 

Nominations close on Wednesday March 6, 2019 at 4 PM. Elections will take place on Monday March 11, 6 PM at Knox Church. Nominees’ attendance recommended.

If you are interested, please email director@cnwpg.org or call 204-802-2063 (Central Neighbourhoods Director) to bring your nomination forward or to request more information.

Call for Nominations