The Next Step: Literacy Programming in Manitoba

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Manitoba new publication release: Low levels of adult literacy in Manitoba are a barrier to full participation in our society. Easily accessible supports, located in low-income communities are needed to address this… 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

Gains are Being Made: The State of the Inner City Report 2015

By Jim Silver First published in the Winnipeg Free Press Dec 10, 2015 It has recently been claimed in the media that nothing is working in the fight against poverty. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ State of… Read More

Community plays important role in poverty reduction

By Shauna MacKinnon Appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press December 4th, 2015. I teach in the department of Urban and Inner City Studies at the University of Winnipeg. Our program is located on Selkirk Avenue in Winnipeg’s North… Read More

Canadians Deserve a Universal Early Childhood Education and Child Care System

By Molly McCracken and Susan Prentice This week hundreds of educators, academics and activists gather in Winnipeg for the fourth national childcare conference. They are united by a vision of a universal early childhood education and child care… Read More

The First Rung on the Ladder Community-Based Literacy Programming in Public Housing Complexes

By Jim Silver A wealth of evidence—both global and local—confirms the value of literacy, and the importance of programs that promote literacy. This is especially the case for low-income individuals and communities, for whom gains in literacy can… Read More

Beer Bottles to Books: Remaking Merchants Corner

By Jim Silver Young North End activists hailed it as the latest example of “North End Rising.” That was the response when Premier Selinger announced on June 24 that the Provincial Government is investing more than $9 million… Read More

Fast Facts: Graduate Studies and Continuing Fees

Graduate enrolment is steadily increasing in Manitoba, with more students electing to pursue post-graduate programs at both the Master’s and PhD level. The growth in graduate student population contributes much to the diversity and breadth of research done… Read More

Missing the mark on post-secondary affordability

By Bilan Arte It’s no surprise that students today are feeling the pinch. The cost of tuition and ancillary fees, costs of living, and textbooks all increase year after year but we aren’t really seeing any substantial increases… Read More

Sign on to support child care in Manitoba

Despite major investments by the Provincial Government in early childhood education since 1999, tens of thousands of families lack affordable child care. Only one in five children under the age of five is in licensed child care in… Read More