CCPA MB research backs social movements, leveraging change

Evidence-based policy research can exert a powerful force for social change, especially when it stands with the community in its actions and organising. The role of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Manitoba is to inform social …

It’s getting great: Government investment in social housing

PDF version For the full report, please click here. by Sarah Cooper Over the last few years, the Province of Manitoba has invested millions of dollars in renovating and providing resources in two public housing complexes in Winnipeg, …

Poverty or Prosperity: Indigenous Children in Canada

PDF version by David MacDonald and Daniel Wilson As we celebrate National Aboriginal Day this year, we must also take the opportunity to consider the unacceptable conditions so many Canadian Aboriginal people struggle with. This reality is sadly …

They Have Stood by Me: Supporting Refugee Families in Winnipeg

PDF version For the full report, see here. by Lindsay Larios As Manitoba has welcomed many newcomers over the last few years, it has developed services to help these individuals and families adapt. Refugee families and individuals struggle …

New Video! Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges

On October 13, 2012 an intergenerational learning and youth exchange took place at Circle of Life Thunderbird House in Winnipeg. In attendance were four elders and 30 students from Community Education Development Association’s (CEDA) Pathways to Education program, …

Migrant Voices: Stories of Agricultural Migrant Workers in Manitoba

PDF version For a copy of the full report, click here. [Ed. note: Yesterday the Province of Manitoba announced that it would extend health coverage to seasonal agricultural workers.] by Jodi Read, Sarah Zell and Lynne Fernandez Each …

CETA Could Damage Manitoba’s Economic Prospects: Report

Full report by John Jacobs and Lynne Fernandez A trade deal with the European Union (EU) that’s being negotiated behind closed doors today could damage Manitoba’s manufacturing sector, says a report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ …

Creating opportunities with green jobs: the story of BUILD and BEEP

PDF version Full report by Kirsten Bernas Social enterprises have emerged as viable business models that create a blended return on investment as a result of the multiple economic, social, and environmental benefits they bring to local communities. …

Social Impact Bonds

PDF version by John Loxley Introduction Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) are a relatively new method of funding and delivering social services. Under this approach the private or social sector finances and delivers services under contract to the public …

Losing Ground: How Canada’s Employment Insurance system undermines inner-city and Aboriginal workers

PDF version Full report (PDF) by Ellen Smirl and Lynne Fernandez The EI system allows workers to pay into a plan that is supposed to provide crucial support for workers between jobs, and quality re/training when required. However, …