Canadian Premium Sand Frac Sand Mining Project About to Hit Financial Wall

By Don Sullivan

Increasing Benefits for Low-income Manitoba Renters Through Rent Assist

By Josh Brandon and Jesse Hajer

Red River College Decision Part of a Pattern of Bad Decision-Making

By Paul Moist and Jim Silver

Time to move forward with respect

By Marcel Hardisty First published in the Winnipeg Free Press June 5, 2019 For the last 100 days Camp Morningstar has nurtured a sacred fire on Hollow Water First Nation traditional territory in order to provide balanced information …

How to really help Manitoban families: Build a universal childcare system

By Susan Prentice Manitoba’s childcare system is staggering to meet the needs of parents and children, and recent signs give little confidence the new provincial government will respond effectively. Over a dozen community groups who are ready to …

62 Recommendations and the Legacy of Phoenix Sinclair

By Shauna MacKinnon “ the social and economic conditions that render children vulnerable to abuse and neglect are well beyond the scope of the child welfare system” (Hon. Ted Hughes, Commissioner, The Legacy of Phoenix Sinclair: Achieving the …

4 Things to Know about Women and Homelessness in Canada

By Sadie McInnes Anywhere between 30,000 and 200,000 people are homeless in Canada, with another 1.7 million unable to afford adequate, suitable shelter. Winnipeg in particular has a history of housing shortages and inner-city poverty. In 2015 it …

Critics Wrong- Economy Strong

By Lynne Fernandez Although the 137 page fiscal update is much shorter on detail than a full budget would be, there are enough broad strokes to give us a bit of an economic picture. And that picture generated …

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 …

Can a Housing First Initiative Work?

By Matt Stock and Evelyn Peters Homelessness 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 …