The Healthy Environment, Healthy Neighbourhoods project documented first-hand experiences of Winnipeg residents in inner city and mature neighbourhoods who live near industrial and contaminated sites, most notably in Point Douglas and St. Boniface. The project’s community-based research also involved examination of government policy and law, with a focus on identifying opportunities that empower citizens seeking environmental justice and better protection of human health and the environment.
Community members who were interviewed shared serious concerns about the negative impacts they have experienced due to industrial hazards in their neighbourhoods. This includes contamination of soil, noise, odours, explosions, and unusual particulate matter observable in the air.
Grant: Community-Driven Solutions to Poverty: Challenges and Possibilities - 2020-2027
Category: Justice, Safety and Security