Community Economic Development in Manitoba and the Inclusive Economy

By Sara Wray Enns Manitoba is a province of economic growth and economic disparity. It is a province with low unemployment rates, diverse development and incredible resource wealth. On the flip side, Manitoba has continuously had some of… Read More

Low income Manitoban’s falling behind in 2018

By Josh Brandon As we roll into 2018, low income Manitobans are falling further behind. While minimum wage in Ontario went up on January 1 to $14 per hour, in Manitoba it is stuck at a poverty level… Read More

No Poverty Reduction Strategy in Speech from the Throne

By Josh Brandon Tuesday morning, I received a phone call from a Make Poverty History Manitoba member. He lives on a disability benefit that provides him only $180 per month for food and other basic necessities. He wanted… Read More

Funding Community Strength in North Point Douglas

By Kate Sjoberg and John Hutton First published in the Winnipeg Free Press June 15, 2017 It may seem unusual for an organization that works with incarcerated men to take a position in support of a program that… Read More

The Pallister Government and the Path to Reconciliation Act

By Shauna MacKinnon On Friday May 26, I attended an impromptu event organized by supporters of the North Point Douglas Women’s Centre.  The event was held to show support for the Centre, which was reeling from the news… Read More

Budget 2017: No strategy no change to poverty

By Josh Brandon Low income Manitobans were hoping that this year’s budget would offer a plan to help lift them out of poverty. A well-funded strategy with targets and timelines for its implementation and for reducing poverty would… Read More

How can Winnipeg reduce poverty?

Dear supporting organizations for Make Poverty History Manitoba, We are holding consultations for developing a City of Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Plan, with consultations starting today at the Millennium Library at 6 pm. Other dates are March 23, April… Read More

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

Time to give back to Manitoba’s north

First published in the Winnipeg Free Press Dec. 6, 2016 By Lynne Fernandez Those of us who were hoping that the Throne Speech would have details about a strategy for Manitoba’s North were disappointed. There seems to be… Read More

Community looking for action plan from Province on poverty

By Josh Brandon When Lieutenant Governor Janice Filmon delivers the throne speech November 21, a plan for poverty reduction should top the government’s priority list. The Province has promised a plan by next year’s budget and Manitobans are… Read More