Winnipeg street census suggests barriers for Indigenous people to accessing homeless shelters – CBC

Nov 16, 2022

Indigenous people overrepresented in unhoused population, while non-Indigenous overrepresented in shelters

Warren Catcheway has a room at the Fort Garry Hotel for at least the next couple of nights.

Where he goes after that remains unclear.

The 53-year-old recently lost his home in Portage la Prairie, where he had lived for the last three years, after someone reported him for distributing harm-reduction supplies like naloxone kits to drug users in the neighbourhood, he said.

“I couldn’t believe it. I still can’t,” said Catcheway, who is staying in a room at the downtown Winnipeg hotel, where the Manitoba Harm Reduction Network is holding a conference that started Tuesday and runs until Thursday.

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