Warming Centre Coordinator

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The West Central Women’s Resource Centre (WCWRC) provides services and programming to women and families in the West Central neighbourhood of Winnipeg. WCWRC is Women-Centered and works from empowerment, inclusion, harm reduction, multi-level and community economic development philosophies to support women experiencing poverty, homelessness, mental illness, violence, substance use or participating in sex-trade work.

Position Summary: WCWRC has partnered with Spence Neighbourhood Association to coordinate a warming centre in the west central neighbourhood to support folks experiencing homelessness and food insecurity. The Warming Centre Coordinator will work in partnership with SNA staff to oversee the day-to-day operations. The Warming Centre Coordinator will build relationships with community members and assist participants to meet their day to day needs.

Start Date: ASAP
Salary: $18-20 per hour
Time requirement: 37.5 hours per week *Term position until March 31, 2021*
Closing Date: November 24, 2020

Duties and Responsibilities:

Warming Centre

  • Create a welcoming atmosphere for everyone in the warming centre
  • Lead a team of diverse staff; ensure staff are provided with appropriate level of supervision and direction
  • Maintain a positive and constructive working relationships with coworkers through teamwork, collaboration, and debriefing
  • Ensure warming centre statistics are consistently tracked
  • Oversee the distribution of winter gear, hygiene and harm reduction supplies
  • Ensure warming centre statistics are consistently tracked
  • Ensure that the space is clean, well maintained and organized; Perform cleaning tasks including dishes, laundry, sweeping, and replacing sharps containers etc.

Participant Support:

  • Build relationships with participants
  • Identify, intervene and effectively resolve emergency, crisis and conflict situations
  • Provide support and referrals to vulnerable individuals compassionately and non-judgmentally while maintaining strong personal boundaries

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Post-secondary education in a relevant field such as Urban and Inner-City Studies, Conflict Resolution or Community Development; a combination of relevant education and life experience may be considered
  • Demonstrated crisis intervention training and experience
  • Strong understanding of empowerment and harm reduction philosophies
  • Strong supervision and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within an inclusion framework
  • Existing knowledge of the issues of marginalization
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to work in a respectful and cooperative manner with co-workers, and centre participants
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to work effectively with diverse individuals
  • Well-developed computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office and Outlook
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills


  • Experience working within the non-profit sector
  • Ability to work from a multi-level approach
  • Understanding of Community Economic Development concepts
  • Experience working collaboratively with community organizations

Work Conditions

  • There is a risk of exposure to potentially unpredictable behaviors and situations

Please submit resume and cover letter to the attention of the Personnel Committee.

By email: melissa at wcwrc.ca Fax: 204-783-3173
West Central Women’s Resource Centre
640 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0A7

The West Central Women’s Resource Centre is committed to representing diversity amongst our staff. Indigenous peoples, visible and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply and self-identify.


24 Nov 2020
West Central Women’s Resource Centre
Winnipeg  Manitoba
Poverty Reduction