Community, Research and Social Change: 10th annual State of the Inner City Report

SIC 2014The State of the Inner City Report is an annual research collaboration between the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Manitoba and community organizations based in the inner city of Winnipeg. This year marks its tenth year anniversary. Since the beginning, the State of the Inner City Reports have celebrated community-based development and advanced progressive policy alternatives put forward by those working and living directly in the community. Continue reading

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Meeting the housing needs of Aboriginal people moving to Winnipeg

Winnipeg is home to Canada’s largest Aboriginal population. Aboriginal people, however, are among the most likely to experience homelessness and are also over-represented in housing that is unaffordable, overcrowded or in poor condition. Finding housing has become a wall preventing many Aboriginal people from successfully making Winnipeg home. Moving to the City: Housing and Aboriginal Migration to Winnipeg documents the housing experiences of Aboriginal people moving to Winnipeg. Continue reading

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Aboriginal people moving to the city need supports

New report suggests policy fixes, garners huge community support

Aboriginal migration launch crowdThe Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) launched its report, Moving to the City: Housing and Aboriginal Migration to Winnipeg before a packed room at the Circle of Life Thunderbird House on Tuesday. Continue reading

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News release: Report outlines housing struggles among Aboriginal population

Winnipeg, MB – Dec 8, 2014

Report launch: Moving to the City: Housing and Aboriginal Migration to Winnipeg 
Tuesday December 9
11:30 am refreshments
12:00 pm report launch
Circle of Life Thunderbird House – 715 Main St. Continue reading

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Can a Housing First Initiative Work?

By Matt Stock and Evelyn Peters

AtHome_Residence_1_0Homelessness is a major problem in Winnipeg. In 2014 the Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council estimated that at any time approximately 350 individuals stayed in one of Winnipeg’s homeless shelters, 700-1,000 individuals were in single room occupancy hotels, and 1,400 stayed with friends or family in order to avoid living on the streets or in homeless shelters. These numbers are in line with aggregate estimates for Canada. Continue reading

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Report launch – Moving to the City: Housing and Aboriginal Migration to Winnipeg

A Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Manitoba report
by Josh Brandon and Evelyn Peters Continue reading

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Federal withdrawal results in loss of social housing

by Sarah Cooper

Manitoba is losing subsidized rental housing units—a delayed result of the federal government’s withdrawal from funding social housing in the 1990s. As operating agreements between the federal government and housing providers expire, the subsidies expire with them. As a result, nonprofit housing organizations and housing cooperatives are having to make tough decisions. Many subsidized units have already been lost; many more are likely to be lost in the next two decades. Continue reading

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