Osborne Village Resource Centre is in Partnership with:
- Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (formerly the Winnipeg Technical College)
- Manitoba Jobs and the Economy (Provincial Government)
- MB4Youth (Provincial Government)
- The Winnipeg Foundation
The mission of Osborne Village Resource Centre is to empower the underemployed through employment facilitation, career counselling, and computer literacy. We provide employability skills training, access to technology, and innovative strategies to adapt to the ever-changing job market.
We are a community-based organization that acts as a bridge to Winnipeg's labour market by promoting access to community resources, services for immigrants, information on post-secondary and apprenticeship programs, fellowship, and advocacy.
We are a warm, inclusive, safe space devoted to assist individuals to achieve professional pride.
Individuals who use the Centre range from young people to seniors and are from varied cultural backgrounds, as well as those who have special needs.
The Centre opened in 1996 with a partnership between the South Winnipeg Technical Centre (now known as Winnipeg Technical College) and Human Resources Development Canada.
The provincial department Manitoba Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade is the Centre's primary funder. Winnipeg Technical College continues to provide administrative leadership and operational support to the Osborne Village Resource Centre.
Osborne Village Resource Centre opened in January 1996 on the northeast corner of Osborne Street and River Avenue. In July 2001, the Centre successfully moved to its present address. This change of location was necessitated by the huge increase in the number of clients since the Centre's opening.
Osborne Village Resource Centre employs seven full-time staff members. Many volunteers also contribute valuable support to the Centre in a variety of roles.