Siloam Mission launches campaign for urgent upgrades to The Madison

Built in the 1940s, The Madison has been owned and operated by Siloam Mission since 2011,
serving as our supportive housing facility for people living with cognitive or physical challenges,
many of whom also face severe mental illnesses. For the majority of the residents, it’s their
forever home, while others find their way to recovery and independence and may move on to
more independent living.

The facility has 85 private units and common areas designed for intentional community building,
including a shared kitchen and dining room where three meals per day are prepared by staff
every day of the year. On-site staff and case workers provide personalized supports to engage
residents in ways that meet each individual where they are at in their journey to recovery and

The Madison is filled with love and compassion but the building itself no longer reflects the
beauty of the community that calls it home.

Siloam has launched a $6 million capital campaign to upgrade the facility’s failing heating
system and add much needed air conditioning. A heating failure in winter could displace
residents while a lack of air conditioning can be equally as dangerous during hot Manitoba
summers. In addition, we will also be addressing aspects that due to many years of wear and
tear, are in desperate need of a refresh. Work will include new flooring, paint, lighting, and
improved accessibility features.

This project will breathe new life into The Madison. It will help foster a more comfortable and
welcoming living environment which is essential to the overall well-being of the people who live

We are now more than halfway to reaching our campaign goal thanks in large part to a
generous commitment of $1.5 million from the John & Bonnie Buhler Foundation. We are
eternally grateful to the Buhlers, whose past gifts also include $3 million to the Make Room
Capital Campaign, enabling Siloam to greatly expand our services for the community we serve
at the Buhler Centre on Princess Street.

Your involvement is crucial in preserving the beauty and community of healing at The Madison,
a place unlike any other in Winnipeg. Together, we can ensure this space can be home sweet
home for many of our most vulnerable neighbours for decades to come.
To learn more about The Madison and how you can help, visit