Vision: Building a Healthy Community

 Mission Statement: To empower our neighbourhood through collaboration and leadership to build a healthy community.

The DNRC works in five areas of emphasis

  • Community Economic Development
  • Housing
  • Recreation & Green Space
  • Youth & Families
  • Community Connecting 

Our Current Board of Directors


  • Phil Fafard - Chair
  • Melanie Sobering - Vice Chair
  • Nicole Chychota - Financial Chair
  • Ryan Gardner
  • Lisa Hammond
  • Wayne Olson
  • Devin Shtykalo
  • Bonnie Wainwright

About the DNRC

In April 2007, Manitoba Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Steve Ashton announced that Dauphin joined 4 other communities in Manitoba in becoming a Neighbourhoods Alive! designated community. That is when the Dauphin Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation (DNRC) was born.

The City of Dauphin was declared a Neighbourhoods Alive! community in 2008 through the efforts of community-minded individuals who applied to the province for the designation.   This designation ensures that Dauphin is able to secure funding to work on efforts to renew our community to be all that we deserve.  A committed group of local volunteers form a board that governs the operations of the Dauphin Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation.  The goal of DNRC is to empower our neighbourhood through collaboration and leadership to build a healthy community.

DNRC directly contributes to the economy of our community by maintaining an office and employing 1.5 staff members.  Office space is donated by the City of Dauphin within City Hall which allows for a close working relationship between these two autonomous entities.   DNRC administers a program of granting small grants to community organizations working towards greater community cohesion.  The decisions about these grants are made by the board locally within the community.  Larger non-capital projects over $5 000 are also able to submit applications for funding to the provincial level of decision making through Building Sustainable Communities.