Main Street Project

Text by Arjun, Grade 12 PR Prefect

"For our Global Issues class, we took a field trip down to Main Street Project to learn about the less fortunate within our Winnipeg community. Main Street Project is an organization that is focused on building stability for the homeless through programs and services. Their initiative provide beds, meals, basic medical services, and many other things to help them through their individual struggles. They also provide temporary housing to help people get back on their feet, so that they may begin to work or study again. All in all, it was an interesting and educational experience to learn about how the initiative functions and how it helps those who are vulnerable within our city."

While there, students met with SJR alumnus Jordan Farber '99, who was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for Main Street Project. To read more about his involvement, visit To learn more about the project, visit
St. John’s-Ravenscourt School was founded in 1820 principally to serve the children of the Selkirk settlers. By 1834 there were forty students, evenly split between boys and girls. SJR has inevitably grown and changed over the years since, though its success throughout has been unimpeachable. We have graduated 18 Rhodes scholars, for example, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II granted patronage and established a scholarship in her name in 1981. Today the programs are as strong as our reputation. A strong academic program is paired with an equally strong attention to the values of stewardship, ethical leadership, and excellence in all areas of academic, social and athletic life.