History

Inner City Renovations was founded in 2002 by Community Ownership Solutions - a community development corporation and registered charity with a mandate to create quality jobs for low income people in Winnipeg’s inner city. Over the past ten years, Inner City Renovations has built a solid reputation as a general contractor and social enterprise. With a robust infrastructure and extensive relationships and partnerships within Winnipeg's inner city, ICR has made a significant impact in the community.

John Baker replaced Marty Donkervoort, the founding president of ICR on the occasion of his retirement in 2010. ICR is supported by a Board of Directors representing community groups, business, labour, educational institutes and the City of Winnipeg.

About

Inner City Renovations is a general contractor and social enterprise that providing services to a broad range of clients primarily in the commercial renovations sector.

As a social enterprise, ICR manages both a social outcomes and business outcomes.

Our Mission

To provide quality employment for inner city low income residents and quality general contracting services in Winnipeg.

ICR's goal is to be a self-sustaining employee-owned company. We create steady employment and practical training for inner city residents. Our employees are what make ICR different, and they are committed to making a difference to Winnipeg’s Inner City.

ICR is committed to:

  • Providing quality full time employment to inner city low-income residents
  • Providing better-than-average sector wages and benefits
  • Providing education and training, leading to skills and certification, to its workers
  • Providing opportunities for advancement and career laddering
  • Providing participatory management culture
  • Creating a culture of employee engagement and employee ownership

Board of Directors

Dennis Lewycky
SOCIAL PLANNING COUNCIL OF WINNIPEG

Damon Johnson
ABORIGINAL COUNCIL

Kirsten Bernsas
CEDNETWORK (MANITOBA)

Harvey Smith
CITY OF WINNIPEG COUNCILLOR

Sherman Kreiner
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, UOFW, COMMUNITY RENEWAL CORPORATION

Michelle Manary
MANARY GROUP

Greg Duncan
ICR CARPENTER

Dan Brooks
ICR GENERAL MANAGER