Institute of Urban Studies


The Institute focuses on inner-city, housing, Indigenous, and urban development issues and frequently partners with government, the private sector, and community-based organizations and acts in partnership with these organizations to effect positive urban change. Over the last half-century the Institute has partnered with hundreds of Community Organizations, Service Providers, Academics, Consultants, and Governments in pursuing our research. We would like to dedicate this space to these ongoing collaborations and partnerships that have resulted in a rich reserve of knowledge.

Two organizations with whom we have worked with on multiple projects recently are highlighted below: the Rural Development Institute at Brandon University, and the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg.

Social Planning Council of Winnipeg

Recent Collaborations:
  • Winnipeg Street Census (2018)
  • Vital Signs (2017)
  • Advancing Coordination of the Winnipeg Homeless Sector (2016-17)
  • Preliminary Scan of Main Street Project  Data, and Potential for Outcome Analysis (2016)
  • HPS Community Plan Update (2016)
  • Winnipeg Street Census (2015)
  • HPS Community Plan (2014-2019)






Rural Development Institute

RDI functions as a not-for-profit research and development organization designed to promote, facilitate, coordinate, initiate and conduct multi-disciplinary academic and applied research on rural issues. Fosters community development and resiliency through research and information sharing on issues and opportunities unique to rural, remote and northern communities.
Recent Collaborations:
  • A Call to Digital Action in Rural Manitoba (2016)
  • The Importance of Rural Manitoba: A Discussion Paper (2015)
  • Rural Factsheets: Workshop (2014)
  • A Framework for Determining Settlement and Language Training Needs and Priorities in Manitoba (2014)






















Additional Partners

Organizations and Governments

Winnipeg Downtown Biz


Steinbach Transportation (Marlin Roth)

Spence Neighbourhood Association


United Way of Winnipeg

Western Economic Diversification


Lions Place

St. James-Assiniboia School Division


Good Neighbours Seniors' Centre (Winnipeg)

Town of Churchill


Lakehead University

Canadian Institute of Planners


Canadian Centre on Disability Studies

Canadian Mental Health Commission of Canada (CMHC)


Social Planning Council of Winnipeg

Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA)


Fort Garry Community Network

University of Manitoba


National Association of Friendship Centres

Art City (Winnipeg)


Royal LePage Advisors

SCYAP (in Saskatchewan)



Heritage Canada


Community Features East Interlake Inc.



Aboriginal Centre of Winnipeg

Manitoba Urban Native Housing Association Inc.


Winnipeg Habitat for Humanity

Rural Development Institute at Brandon University


Winnipeg Real Estate Board

Westminster Housing Association


West Broadway Development Corp.

City of Winnipeg


Manitoba Home Builders' Association

City of Portage La Prairie


ND Lea Engineers and Planners

Mount Allison University


Manitoba Family Services and Housing

City of Winnipeg Police


Saskatoon Affordable New Home Development Association

Main Street Project


Home Opportunities Partnership

Siloam Mission


Paragon Building Systems



Manitoba Hydro

Manitoba Professional Planners Institute


Manitoba Green Retrofit

Intergovernmental Affairs and Trade


Winnipeg Harvest

Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corp


Turtle Island Recreation Centre

Pan Am Games Society


Town of Steinbach

Peguis First Nation


Manitoba Library Consortium Inc.

Vincent Massey School


Manitoba Safety Council

Gordon Bell High School


Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Portage Community Network


Centre for Sustainable Transportation

Town of Preeceville, SK


Town of Morden



Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Centred Prairie Community Series

The Forks North Portage Partnership


University of Alberta (Faculty of Extension)

Hart Mallin


North End Community Renewal Corp.

Town of Russell, MB


Manitoba Urban Native Association

Town of Coral Harbour, Nunavut


North Battleford Native Housing Association

Town of Brooks, AB


Alberta Housing coalition

Rural Secretariat, Manitoba


Saskatchewan Housing Coalition

Seniors Transportaion Working Group


Mama Wii Itichata Centre

Manitoba Eco-Network


City of Winnipeg, PP&D

Manitoba Urban Native Housing Association


City of Winnipeg, Taxation & Assessment




Mike Maunder


Urban Aspects Consulting Group Ltd.

Joe Hatch


Brian Henderson and Associates

Lynn Skotnitsky


Romeo Crowchief

Daniele Davis


George Gaba

Brian Lorch


Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corp.

Marjolaine Hebert


Jennifer Chevrier

Spurr Research Associates


Keewaytinook Okimakanak / Public Works (Jerry Pokrupa)

Joseph Warbanski


Lori Rice

Luba Serge


Madeline Paul

Janet McClain


Michelle Meeches

Ed Starr


Natalie Ballantyne

Daniel Lambert


Rod Garrick

Walter Krawec


Susan Beaudin

Lorne Hanks


Wigwamen Non-Profit Residential Corp

Kelly Saunders


Independent First Nations Alliance (Al Coleman)

Karen Hill


Brian Brown

Velma Orvis


Darlene Marshall

Thelma Meade


Darren Guiboche

Kelly Grover


Grace Martineau

Stevenson Advisors Ltd.


Izhaa Consulting Inc.

Aylee Consulting


Richard Rounds and Associates

Chris Munikah


Andrew Charles

Gerald Levin


Gerard Allard

Anne Thompson


Tom Carter

Susan Mulligan





Service Providers

St. Regis Hotel


Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

Marlborough Hotel


Thunderbird House

Delta Hotel


Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre

Holiday Inn


Aboriginal Printing Services

Norwood Hotel


Air Canada

Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre



Ellice Café


Calm Air

West End Central Women's Resource Centre


Winnipeg Free Press

Food For Thought





Canad Inn



Kendrick Printing



Hamiota Community Centre

Enterprise Rent a Car


Canada Post

Out N About Travel



Royal Canadian Legion (in Manitou)


Indian & Métis Friendship Centre

Ukrainian Hall (Minnedosa)


AVW-TelAv Audio Visual Solutions

Veterans Affairs Canada


White Buffalo Restaurant and Catering

Telegram Communications


Place Louis Riel hotel

Denise Green


Anishinabek Consultants Inc.

The Native Women’s Transition Centre


Feast Café Bistro

McNally Robinson Booksellers


The Alt Hotel

Neechi Foods


Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation


American Association of Geographers

Canadian Association of Geographers


University of Winnipeg Bookstore

University of Winnipeg Faculty Club


Panago Pizza

Sorrento’s Pizza


X-Cues Billiards and Café

Riley's Reproductions and Printing