Funding non-profit organizations gives good value for money

By Shauna MacKinnon, Several small non-profit organizations (NPOs) are nervously awaiting Manitoba’s 2017 budget. Funding sources they’ve come to rely on have been ‘on pause’ for months and its beginning to affect the services they provide. Many organizations… 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

We Day sidesteps the real issues of child poverty

By Molly McCracken This week, 16,000 high school students will be bused to the MTS centre to attend “We Day” and be encouraged to help others. Organized by social enterpreneurs Mark and Craig Kielburger, their globally branded Free… Read More

Are we as cooperative as we think we are?

This post, by Brendan Reimer was originally posted by the Canadian Community Economic Development Network. This summer, I had the great privilege to be invited by Vancity Credit Union to join their two-week study tour of the Italian… Read More

Social Impact Bonds

PDF version by John Loxley Introduction Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) are a relatively new method of funding and delivering social services. Under this approach the private or social sector finances and delivers services under contract to the public… Read More

Together we have CLOUT

When a group of strong-willed and compassionate women join forces to work for social justice in their North End community in Winnipeg, good things get done because together, they have clout. In 2010, the CCPA-MB produced a video… Read More

PUB’s Lack of Vision is Risky for Manitoba

The PUB’s July 2001 Order regarding Manitoba Hydro’s proposed rate increase has received quite a bit of media coverage.  Pundits have used it to suggest that the government is mismanaging Manitoba Hydro, but their arguments are not defensible,… Read More

CLOUT- Community Led Organizations United Together

by Shauna Mackinnon, Director of CCPA -MB Community Led Organizations United Together (CLOUT) is a coalition of nine community-based organizations providing direct service to inner-city children and families. They are: Andrew Street Family Centre, Ma Mawi Wi Chi… Read More