First Nations Poverty and the Canadian Economy: Aligning What Works

PDF version by Shauna Mackinnon A recent CCPA study showing the extent of First Nations poverty in Canada provides yet more evidence that Canada is failing Aboriginal people. Fully 50 percent of status First Nations children in Canada …

Migrant Voices: Stories of Agricultural Migrant Workers in Manitoba

PDF version For a copy of the full report, click here. [Ed. note: Yesterday the Province of Manitoba announced that it would extend health coverage to seasonal agricultural workers.] by Jodi Read, Sarah Zell and Lynne Fernandez Each …

Losing Ground: How Canada’s Employment Insurance system undermines inner-city and Aboriginal workers

PDF version Full report (PDF) by Ellen Smirl and Lynne Fernandez The EI system allows workers to pay into a plan that is supposed to provide crucial support for workers between jobs, and quality re/training when required. However, …

Report Launch – Losing Ground: How Canada’s Employment Insurance system undermines inner-city and Aboriginal workers

Full report The CCPA-MB will launch its report: Losing Ground: How Canada’s Employment Insurance system undermines inner-city and Aboriginal workers at 10 am, January 10th in room 104 at the Union Centre at Smith and Broadway. The report …

End of Immigration?

Manitoba Preview of  The End of Immigration Monday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. Ellice Theatre at Ellice and Sherbrook By Lynne Fernandez Every year thousands of migrant workers come to Canada to do the work Canadians don’t want …

Increasing Aboriginal Labour Market Participation: Making a case for Labour Market Intermediaries

PDF version by Shauna MacKinnon The Conference Board of Canada recently published a report titled Understanding the Value, Challenges, and Opportunities of Engaging Metis, Inuit, and First Nations Workers. Organizations like the Conference Board are paying close attention …

Dreaming Big Dreams?

PDF version by Jim Silver Congratulations both to the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg (SPCW) for raising the issue of the long-standing divide between Winnipeg’s North End and the rest of the city, and to the Free Press …

CCPA Mb./Manitoba Research Alliance Release New Report

Community transformation from an economic costing perspective: The link between area of residence and places of employment in a disadvantaged community, by Dr. Linda DeRiviere and Jeffrey Brojges is our latest report. This report, funded by the Manitoba …

August 2011 Labour Force Survey – Manitoba Weathers the Storm

Errol Black The August Labour Force Survey was released on September 9th.  Although Manitoba fares better than most, the results are not encouraging. A number of analysts have noted in recent weeks that the lack of growth and job creation …