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

Reconciliation Lives Here: The State of the Inner City Report 2016

Artwork by Kenneth Lavallee, Blanket Project Main and Logan 2016 By Niigaan Sinclair, Tamara Margaret Dicks, Timothy Maton, This year’s State of the Inner City Report tackles arguably the most important issue of our time: healing and reconciling… Read More

Poverty Policy Choices and Winnipeg’s Inner City

By Jim Silver Provincial government policy can be designed to punish those in poverty, or to reduce poverty. Both approaches have been tried in Manitoba, the first in the 1990s and the other more recently. We can compare… Read More

Mainstream media, reconciliation and Wab Kinew

By Tina Keeper and Shauna MacKinnon Winnipeg Free Press columnist Gordon Sinclair’s depiction of Wab Kinew is offensive with damaging implications that reach beyond the election (WFP March 12th and 26th, 2016). Sinclair uses his privileged position as… Read More

The Next Step: Literacy Programming in Manitoba

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Manitoba new publication release: Low levels of adult literacy in Manitoba are a barrier to full participation in our society. Easily accessible supports, located in low-income communities are needed to address this… Read More

Investing in Social Enterprise to reduce poverty and green house gases

By Lynne Fernandez A new Errol Black Chair paper explains how a combination of governmental policies and initiatives in Manitoba allows social enterprises to reduce Manitoba’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while training and employing Inner City workers. The… Read More

No Jesuit School in Winnipeg’s North End: Stop them before they do it again

The Catholic Church ran more than half of Canada’s residential schools. In these schools they immersed Indigenous children and youth in Catholic culture. The effect on these children and youth and their families has been so great that… Read More

Mothering Project: Effective prevention with vulnerable families

By Carole O’Brien  “The root causes of neglect—including poverty, poor housing, food insecurity, and substance abuse—lie beyond the scope of the child welfare system to resolve. But a collaborative approach, working with parents and harnessing the collective resources… 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

Winnipeg’s Racism Challenge

The Maclean’s article citing Winnipeg as Canada’s most racist city has prompted a public conversation that may prove to be useful. It is important that Winnipeg’s two solitudes get to know each other, at a personal and social… Read More