Poverty Policy Choices and Winnipeg’s Inner City

By Jim Silver Provincial government policy can be designed to punish those in poverty, or to reduce poverty. Both approaches have been tried in Manitoba, the first in the 1990s and the other more recently. We can compare… Read More

Mainstream media, reconciliation and Wab Kinew

By Tina Keeper and Shauna MacKinnon Winnipeg Free Press columnist Gordon Sinclair’s depiction of Wab Kinew is offensive with damaging implications that reach beyond the election (WFP March 12th and 26th, 2016). Sinclair uses his privileged position as… Read More

No Jesuit School in Winnipeg’s North End: Stop them before they do it again

The Catholic Church ran more than half of Canada’s residential schools. In these schools they immersed Indigenous children and youth in Catholic culture. The effect on these children and youth and their families has been so great that… Read More

No silver bullet to ‘solve’ poverty

In response to “Generosity doesn’t solve poverty” Winnipeg Free Press article December 17 Mary Agnes Welch is right when she says charity is “not fixing the province’s most serious problem.  However, her critique of provincial anti-poverty efforts falls… Read More

Canada Jobs Grant does not work for Manitoba

By Molly McCracken Re: “Lets put the jobs-grant idea to work”, Winnipeg Free Press, January 17, 2014 The Canada Jobs Grant will not work for people who face barriers to employment, especially Aboriginal Manitobans. As Shauna Mackinnon wrote… Read More

Gathering seeks to expose settler colonialism and neoliberalism in Winnipeg

By Bronwyn Dobchuk-Land Winnipeg is home to a long history of struggles over urban space. These struggles often seem to have two dimensions: on the one hand, low-income communities fight against the effects of an unjust political-economic system,… Read More

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… Read More

Treating Poverty with Income

PDF version by Lynne Fernandez and Sarah Cooper A recent report [PDF] by the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) examines the health of tenants in Manitoba Housing. It finds that overall, tenants in Manitoba Housing have worse… Read More

Moving Forward, Giving Back: Transformative Aboriginal Adult Education

PDF version by Jim Silver [Ed. note: Jim Silver’s Moving Forward, Giving Back: Transformative Aboriginal Adult Education (Fernwood: 2013), will be launched at McNally Robinson Bookstore today, Tuesday, April 23, at 7:00 pm] When she was 12 years… Read More

Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges

PDF version This year’s State of the Inner City report will be launched on December 12, 2012, at 11:30am at Thunderbird House. For more information, please see here. by Shauna MacKinnon The 2012 State of the Inner City… Read More