Winnipeg Women speak out on Homelessness

Artwork by Jackie Traverse By Jenna Drabble This winter, a 53 year-old woman died overnight in minus 32-degree temperatures, frozen to death on the streets of downtown Winnipeg. This tragic and preventable loss serves as a reminder of… Read More

Manitoba municipalities struggle to meet housing needs: Mayors

Molly McCracken, CCPA-MB Director moderating panel at Municipal housing event.  Photo credit – Bailey Hildebrand-Russell By Bailey Hildebrand-Russell Cities and towns across the province are learning to work within their unique economic climates and available policy tools to… Read More

Aboriginal Homelessness in Flin Flon Manitoba

Report by Evelyn Peters and Shelly Craig While it is widely recognized that Aboriginal people are over-represented in the urban homeless population, most research has focused on Aboriginal homelessness in metropolitan areas. Very little attention has been paid… Read More

Newcomer families: The role of housing and wrap around supports in Winnipeg

IRCOM staff and participants. By Jill Bucklaschuk As housing advocates across the country recognize National Housing Day on November 22nd, we must continue to acknowledge the central role of housing in building inclusive communities and seek ways to… Read More

Proposed City Development Fee Long Overdue

By Paul Moist A version of this article will also be published in the Wolseley Leaf Community Newspaper Winnipeg City Council is currently considering a development fee to ensure that suburban growth in our city pays its fair… Read More

New Report: Summary Evaluation of The Madison Congregate Housing

By Ellen Smirl This study evaluated The Madison, an 85 unit congregate housing apartment located in Winnipeg Manitoba, using qualitative methods and a cost-comparison to the findings of the At Home/Chez Soi Housing First Study. Given the persistent… Read More

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… Read More

New Report: Social Housing With Supports – The case of WestEnd Commons

By Jess Klassen Since late 2014, twenty-six families in Winnipeg’s inner city have been living in a new, supportive social and affordable housing complex called WestEnd Commons. The innovative development was retrofitted in the 100-year-old St. Matthew’s Anglican… Read More

Evidence-based policy, wouldn’t that be a change. The case for personal care homes

A version of this article was first published in the Winnipeg Free Press June 8, 2016. By Pete Hudson Budget 2016 pledges $160 million to create 1,200 new Personal Home Care (PCH) spaces. It is to be hoped… Read More

Federal Budget provides opportunities for Social Housing in Manitoba

By Josh Brandon Budget 2016 provides some welcome news for nearly 600,000 Canadian families who depend on social housing. The budget allocates $2.3 billion dollars over two years for housing initiatives. While this announcement falls short of the… Read More