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PAL is dedicated to providing artists with affordable housing so they can continue to contribute to the vibrancy of Winnipeg’s neighbourhoods for years to come. It is the arts community “taking care of our own.”

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PAL Winnipeg is a local chapter of Performing Arts Lodge Canada. For more than 15 years since its foundation, PAL Winnipeg has been searching for options to provide Members of the performing arts community with affordable housing or day-to-day assistance through its informal Supporting Cast program (help with shopping, transportation to medical appointments and just checking in with those in need).

In recent years, PAL Winnipeg’s Board of Directors had been actively exploring a number of potential projects in cooperation with local development partners. Unfortunately, none of these projects ended up being financially viable or attracted sufficient interest from the PAL community. We have surveyed the needs of the PAL community on a number of occasions and have come to the conclusion that there is no immediate need for PAL Winnipeg to build a facility to house Members of the performing arts community either on its own or in collaboration with a development partner.

At its AGM for the year ending Dec 31, 2022, held on Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023, PAL Winnipeg voted to narrow its focus for the next 2 years to the following:

  1. facilitate contact between Members of the performing arts community who are in need of supportive housing and those organizations and agencies in the community who may be offering something suitable;
  2. use its financial resources to help Members of the performing arts community who find themselves in a housing crisis in any way that it can; and
  3. continue to offer its informal Supporting Cast program to members in the community who need assistance with the tasks of day-to-day living.

For 2023 and 2024, PAL Winnipeg will be managed by a caretaker Board of 4 members. At the end of 2024, PAL Winnipeg will consult with Members of the performing arts community and determine its future direction.

Please direct any questions to

Board Members:
John A. Myers, Chair
Carman Johnston, Treasurer
Ti Hallas
Harry Nelken

PO Box 1554
Winnipeg Main PO
Winnipeg, MB R3C 2Z4