City Partners With BNRC To Expand Downtown Fresh Start Program In 2024

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The City of Brandon proudly announces the expansion of its partnership with the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporations (BNRC) Fresh Start Program.

The Fresh Start Program provides meaningful employment opportunities for individuals facing barriers to employment. By participating in this program, community members contribute to a cleaner, safer, and more vibrant city.

The Fresh Start Program addresses litter, needles, graffiti, and maintenance issues while also offering services such as transporting abandoned items from public spaces. This collaborative effort creates a more welcoming environment for shoppers, business owners, social service providers, and the community at large.

Previously, the “Downtown Fresh Start Program” operated exclusively during the summer months. However, in 2024, the program’s scope has broadened significantly to start in the spring and continue throughout the entire year.  Operating five days a week with two workers per day, the program also plans to extend its hours during the summer months to maximize impact.

The program’s coverage spans priority areas from 7th Street to 10th Street, encompassing the region between Pacific Avenue and Lorne Avenue, with the ability to extend to other downtown regions as necessary.  The City of Brandon and BNRC will work together to continuously assess and refine program operations for sustainability and effectiveness.

As we envision enhancing the future of downtown Brandon, initiatives like this one play a pivotal role. This expansion of the program underscores our commitment to realizing our vision of a downtown that is clean, vibrant, and inviting to all – one step at a time.

For more information on the Fresh Start Program, visit bnrc.ca/fresh-start or contact (204) 729-2490.