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State of the Inner City 2024: Visioning a Just Transformation in Winnipeg’s Inner City

State of the Inner City 2024: Visioning a Just Transformation in Winnipeg’s Inner City

Winnipeg, MB – The 2024 State of the Inner City report, titled “Visioning a Just Transformation in Winnipeg’s Inner City,” will be released on

Tuesday June 11th

Program: 11:00 – 12:00, followed by lunch

Circle of Life Thunderbird House 181 Higgins St.

Winnipeg’s inner city is home to low-income Indigenous, Black, and people of color communities who have long faced significant challenges, including homelessness, poverty, and systemic colonial impacts. Building on the 2021 report’s call for a just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s report argues that more profound transformation is needed to achieve genuine social and economic justice. Community leaders advocate for action that goes beyond recovery, demanding a fundamental change rooted in Indigenous self-determination.

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About the Project

The State of the Inner City report is a collaborative project supported by an advisory committee of leaders from nine inner-city community-based organizations. The report aims to advance the vision of social and economic transformation in Winnipeg’s inner city.

About the CCPA Manitoba

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is Canada’s leading progressive research institute. Since forming in 1997, the Manitoba Office of the CCPA has established a reputation for working in collaboration with the community to conduct quality research that advances social justice and environmental sustainability.

 

Half-measures not good enough

Previously published in the Winnipeg Free Press Saturday May 18, 2024

Conflict as the result of intolerable pain

By Steve Rauh

The disastrous human losses in Israel and Gaza are not the consequences of justifiable war or unjustifiable terrorism.  They are the inevitable outcome of generations of untreated trauma experienced by all the people in the region.  Untreated trauma, especially collective trauma, often results in dangerous, hurtful and thoughtless behaviours.  

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Six Questions About the Future of Portage Place

Previously published in the Winnipeg Free Press April 29, 2024

True North has stated they plan to bulldoze the Edmonton Street atrium. What will become of the food court and other public gathering places between the two proposed towers?

Political pragmatism vs. poverty reduction

Previously published in the Winnipeg Free Press April 22, 2024

JOSH BRANDON

IN its first budget, the NDP has adhered closely to the pragmatic instincts that won them last fall’s election. The budget includes investments in health care, cuts taxes for middle income Manitobans and sets out a plan for eventually reducing the deficit.

Budget 2024 falls short in addressing Canada’s low-income housing crisis: Implications for Manitoba

NDP budget starts reversing PC handouts for the rich

Previously published in the Winnipeg Free Press April 18, 2024

Small Steps Not Enough in Adult Education

Previously published in the Winnipeg Free Press Saturday April 13, 2024