About Us

July 5, 2013

Company Bio

BUILD – an acronym for Building Urban Industries for Local Development – is a social enterprise non-profit contractor and a training program for people who face barriers to employment.

We retrofit homes with insulation and high-efficiency toilets as well as water-and-energy-saving devices (showerheads, CFLs, etc). Our work lowers utility bills, employs neighbourhood people, cuts crime, and decreases greenhouse gas emissions.

Vision Statement

BUILD seeks a Winnipeg where bills in low-income housing are affordable and where the residents who live in this housing have gainful, family-supporting employment.

Mission Statement

BUILD will contribute towards this vision by training people with limited experience in the formal labour market to retrofit this housing stock in a fashion that reduces poverty and improves the environment.

Board Members

The 2014-2015 Board Members are: 

Nina Larson, Board Chair
Robert Neufeld, Vice-Chair
George Ryle, Secretary Treasurer
Bernice Cyr
Edith Turner
Dan Speechley
Mike Wolchuk
Betty Ann McIvor
Tricia Dano, Staff Representative

Funding Provided by:

The Manitoba Government