Bear Clan Patrol executive director James Favel returned from United Nations meetings with a more worldly perspective of the issues being faced by the community they serve in Winnipeg. There was a representative from the island nation of Tuvalu and he presented on the impacts of climate change which is threatening to flood out their country. A hereditary chief from Senegal talked about the challenges of a billion dollar port

WINNIPEG — The co-founder of the Bear Can Patrol is heading to Abu Dhabi to speak at a United Nations forum. James Favel is presenting at a roundtable on Feb. 12 at the World Urban Forum. He said the event is 2.5 hours and each speaker is allotted five minutes to present, with the rest of the time set aside for discussion. “It’s the biggest thing that I’ve been asked to

The original Bear Clan will be moving to a bigger, better den as the safety patrol group prepares to open a second location in Winnipeg this winter, its executive director says. Bear Clan Patrol Inc., a volunteer-driven group based in the inner city, recently moved into its home at 584 Selkirk Avenue — and is expanding to a new-and-improved location just down the block. “We were growing faster than we were able. We’re

WINNIPEG – When James Favel re-started the Winnipeg Bear Clan Patrol in 2015 – he said he had no idea what it would become. Roughly four years later, the community watch group has expanded nation-wide with thousands of volunteers walking the streets helping the community. Now, the group has been recognized as an outstanding social enterprise. On Friday evening, the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce held its annual Manitoba Business Awards.

Only hours after James Favel bemoaned where he’d find the money to help Winnipeg’s Bear Clan Patrol, he got a cheque and a handshake he never expected. “Just like that,” he said, “our whole organization changed.” The volunteer group patrolling Winnipeg’s toughest streets collected a $50,000 donation from Kirby and Marie Fontaine — millionaires who have quietly been divvying up their $50 million lottery win since they won the Lotto Max in 2009. The couple from Sagkeeng First Nation

In a small room in a Winnipeg community centre, dozens of volunteers strap on bright yellow vests and ready themselves for night patrol. Some will pick up syringes along the way, others will hand out fresh fruit and water – all under the banner of protecting the city’s most vulnerable. “We are the boots on the ground,” said James Favel, the founder of Winnipeg’s Bear Clan. “We are the direct

Thunder Bay, On – UPDATE- We had the honour to interview James Favel, the Co-Founder of Bear Clan Patrol Incorporated. NetNewsLedger first had the opportunity to interview Mr Favel in May 2016. James who is 50 years of age was raised in the Elmwood neighbourhood of Winnipeg. He has worked as a bouncer and a truck driver. He came to revitalizing the Bear Clan Patrol after the death of Tina Fontaine. This young

$200,000 donation to grow mental health outreach to vulnerable people in the community WINNIPEG, Jan. 16, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – Bell Let’s Talk and the City of Winnipeg today announced a combined donation of $200,000 to Bear Clan Patrol, the community-based organization providing safety and belonging, mental wellness support, conflict resolution and crime prevention for vulnerable people in the community. This new funding will help Bear Clan Patrol expand patrol coverage, grow its food distribution program and add

WINNIPEG — The Bear Clan Patrol is set to receive $228,000 in support of their weekly food deliveries to Winnipeg’s most vulnerable. Dan Vandal, Canada’s Minister of Northern Affairs, announced the support on Monday. “This is part of $305 million that went out to Indigenous communities across Canada, Metis and First Nation and Inuit as well as some dollars for Urban Centers,” Vandal said. “We know that Winnipeg has one

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE — The Manitoba government has joined with the RCMP and community partners and announced the launch of a new Bear Clan patrol group in Portage la Prairie. This group which is affiliated with the Winnipeg based Bear Clan Patrol is tasked to continue to expand this organization’s important work focused on community safety and wellness, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen and Indigenous and Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke announced

The Bear Clan patrol in Thunder Bay is looking for new leadership to take over its operation in the city. The group was shut down a little over a week ago after months of complaints. Thunder Bay Bear Clan looking for new leadership

Winnipeg’s Bear Clan Patrol Inc. has cut ties with the group’s Thunder Bay chapter. Bear Clan Patrol Inc. executive director James Favel said Tuesday that the decision came as a result of what he called “divisive” rhetoric being posted on the Thunder Bay group’s Facebook page over the past several months. “Bottom line is our mission and values have not been respected by the Bear Clan chapter in Thunder Bay,” Favel told