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

4 Things to Know about Women and Homelessness in Canada

By Sadie McInnes Anywhere between 30,000 and 200,000 people are homeless in Canada, with another 1.7 million unable to afford adequate, suitable shelter. Winnipeg in particular has a history of housing shortages and inner-city poverty. In 2015 it… 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

Gains are Being Made: The State of the Inner City Report 2015

By Jim Silver First published in the Winnipeg Free Press Dec 10, 2015 It has recently been claimed in the media that nothing is working in the fight against poverty. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ State of… Read More

Community plays important role in poverty reduction

By Shauna MacKinnon Appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press December 4th, 2015. I teach in the department of Urban and Inner City Studies at the University of Winnipeg. Our program is located on Selkirk Avenue in Winnipeg’s North… Read More

Grassroots women’s mayoral forum sheds light on key issues

By Mareike Brunelli On October 8th, over 60 women gathered at the Circle of Life Thunderbird House on Treaty One territory to share their views on municipal issues and address mayoral candidates. This forum was different than any… Read More

International Women’s Day 2014: The continuing struggle for bread and roses

By Lynne Fernandez Download as PDF History teaches us the importance of remembering and celebrating International Women’s Day. In the Triangle Shirtwaist fire of 1911, 146 young women suffered horrific deaths at this New York City garment factory…. Read More

Manitoba Needs a Public Childcare System

By Susan Prentice On September 19, Manitoba launched an on-line consultation on the province’s next multi-year plan for childcare.  Since 2002, Manitoba has had two five-year plans, each of which made incremental changes. A major redesign of childcare… Read More

Shannon’s Story: Hope and Healing

PDF version by Shannon Buck and Jennifer Rattray On Saturday, April 13, 2013 women and men will come together to Move for Hope, a one hour workout to raise money for women’s shelters here in Manitoba.  Shannon and… Read More