Winnipeg CEO sleepout 2012

In a bid to raise money and awareness toward employment for Winnipeg’s homeless population, over 40 CEOs and other members of the community spent the night at corner of Portage avenue and Main street on Thursday, September 27.

In the second year of the CEO Sleepout, organizers were able to raise $111,645 (at time of press) according to the organizers of the event, Change for the Better. The funds raised are equal to 11,164 hours of work for Winnipeg’s homeless men and women.

CEOs, onlookers, and the media alike were on hand at Portage and Main to kick off the event in the courtyard of 201 Portage. I was lucky enough to be asked to shoot the event by a friend at the Ladybug Foundation, a local charity geared towards helping Winnipeg’s homeless population.

CEO's and onlookers gather at 201 Portage Ave, Winnipeg MB. September 27, 2012.

CEOs and onlookers gather at 201 Portage Ave, Winnipeg MB. September 27, 2012.

Sleeping bags lie in a planter in the courtyard of 201 Portage ave, Winnipeg, MB on September 27, 2012.

Sleeping bags lie in a planter in the courtyard of 201 Portage ave, Winnipeg, MB on September 27, 2012.

Michael Redhead Champagne (left) watches a documentary on homeless shelters in the courtyard of 201 Portage ave, Winnipeg, MB on September 27, 2012.

Michael Redhead Champagne (left) watches a documentary on homeless shelters in the courtyard of 201 Portage ave, Winnipeg, MB on September 27, 2012.

A group of people gather to listen to a speaker at the corner of Portage and Main, Winnipeg MB, September 27, 2012.

A group of people gather to watch a documentary on homeless shelters on the corner of Portage and Main, Winnipeg, MB on September 27, 2012.

Meagan Sinclair (left), Vice President of the Charity team at the University of Winnipeg and Lana, a CEO Sleepout volunteer watch a documentary on homelessness at 201 Portage, Winnipeg, MB, on September 27, 2012.

Meagan Sinclair (left), Vice President of the Charity team at the University of Winnipeg and Lana, a CEO Sleepout volunteer watch a documentary on homelessness at 201 Portage, Winnipeg, MB, on September 27, 2012.

A passer by stops to watch a documentary on homelessness at the courtyard of 201 Portage, Winnipeg, MB. September 27, 2012.

A passer by stops to watch a documentary on homelessness at the courtyard of 201 Portage, Winnipeg, MB. September 27, 2012.

Floyd Perras, Executive Director of the Siloam Missionwatches a documentary on homelessness at the courtyard at 201 Portage, Winnipeg, MB, September 27, 2012.

Floyd Perras, Executive Director of the Siloam Mission watches a documentary on homelessness at the courtyard at 201 Portage, Winnipeg, MB, September 27, 2012.

Michael Redhead Champagne, an organizer for AYO (Aboriginal Youth Opportunities) hands out copies of a Winnipeg North End newspaper at 201 Portage, September 27, 2012.

Michael Redhead Champagne, an organizer for AYO (Aboriginal Youth Opportunities) hands out copies of a Winnipeg North End newspaper at 201 Portage, September 27, 2012.

Those who slept outside on September 27, 2012 gather for group photos at 201 Portage, Winnipeg, MB.

Those who slept outside on September 27, 2012 gather for group photos at 201 Portage, Winnipeg, MB.

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2 thoughts on “Winnipeg CEO sleepout 2012

  1. Thank you so much for volunteering your talents for the Ladybug Foundation at the CEO Sleepout. Your photos are beautiful! Ladybug is so grateful you are part of our team.

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