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

Communities leading the way need provincial support

By Greg MacPherson and Molly McCracken The province has invested widely in community development and “place-based” approaches to renewal and poverty reduction, with many positive results. Place-based approaches such as these are now being adopted in communities across… Read More

Who’s Doing What about Poverty Reduction?

By Shauna MacKinnon For Manitoban’s concerned about poverty, there will be much to consider when sorting through political party platforms and promises in search of a meaningful poverty reduction plan. Poverty alleviation is a long-term proposition. No provincial… Read More

New Report looks critically at Housing First model

By Matthew Stock The Housing First model is an increasingly popular approach to housing homeless Canadians. Many studies have examined the benefits of Housing First, arguing that it is more effective than traditional methods of addressing homelessness. Far… Read More

Lived Experience and Perspectives: Women, mental health and housing in Winnipeg

By Jen Erdmann Supportive Housing is an important model on the housing continuum and a positive choice for many people living with mental illness. Whether it is because a person faces greater challenges or because they do not… 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