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

ID requirements will limit turnout

By Lisa Forbes, Molly McCracken and Ellen Smirl First published in the Winnipeg Free Press March 28, 2017 On March 20th Minister of Justice Heather Stefanson introduced an amendment to the Elections Act that would establish a permanent… 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

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

Violence Against Trans People in Canada: A Primer

By Sadie McInnes The word trans is used to describe, “Someone who presents, lives and/or identifies as a gender other than the one they were assigned at birth” (O’Doherty 2016: n.p.). It is also an umbrella term for… 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

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

Regulating Fringe Banking in Manitoba: a work in progress

By Seed Winnipeg Since 2007 the Manitoba government has undertaken a series of steps to regulate fringe banks. Arguably this is contributing to the common good, because of the growth of fringe financial services and the process of… 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