By Michael Barkman and Brianne Goertzen
On April 11, the Progressive Conservative government led by Brian Pallister released its second budget under their mandate. While the government is calling it moderate, post-secondary students are calling it an attack on accessible, affordable and high quality public post-secondary education. With student debt closing in on $20,000, the ability for students to pay down their debt just got harder with the release of the 2017 Manitoba budget. Let’s talk about why. Read More
Join us for a talk about how to make Winnipeg Transit more customer-focused by internationally recognized transit expert Jarrett Walker.
Walker is a public transit consultant, communicator and champion. By breaking down the user experience and clarifying transit agency objectives, Walker builds an easily understandable framework for understanding public transit. Learn more about Walker’s work here: http://humantransit.org/
WHEN: Thursday May 11, 7-9 PM
WHERE: Manitoba Museum Planetarium Auditorium, 190 Rupert Ave Read More
First published on CBC Manitoba blog April 12, 2017
By Lynne Fernandez
The government was well aware that many were dreading yesterday’s budget: Non-profit organizations, healthcare workers, educators and public sector workers in general were bracing for Filmon flashbacks. Did the Conservative team take those fears into consideration when putting together the budget? Read More
By Kirsten Bernas
Manitobans should have access to housing but, at any given time, there are about 1,400 people experiencing homelessness in Winnipeg alone. Many others live under threat of homelessness, paying the rent with money needed for food and other basic needs. Read More
Abdikheir Ahmed, Hani Al-Ubeady and Ray Silvius
We in Manitoba find ourselves in need of a serious discussion about how to coordinate services, including lodging, for the refugee claimants who are continuing to cross the Canada-US border at Emerson, Manitoba. This involves puzzling out the place of supports and services in the broader refugee system as well as locating refugee claimants within this system. Read More
By Paul Moist
Conservative forces in the provincial legislature and at Winnipeg City Hall are combining to enable ride-sharing services such as Uber and allow its introduction into the Winnipeg market.
Acting on recommendations of the December 2016 report prepared by accounting firm Myers, Norris, Penny (MNP) on Winnipeg taxicab services, the Province announced legislation to devolve responsibility for oversight of the taxicab industry to municipal government. Read More
By Fadi Ennab
The involvement of refugee parents in their children’s education is crucial for academic success and community development. Yet schools often struggle in promoting the involvement of newcomer parents, especially in contexts where there are language, cultural and socioeconomic challenges separating the school system and its staff from the communities and families they serve. While refugee parents are not a homogenous group, they face unique, multiple, and intersecting challenges that can negatively impact their involvement in their children’s education to the point of potentially being uninvolved. Read More
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 4 and April 6. Further details below.
No one level of government can solve poverty on its own, so we need the City of Winnipeg to make poverty reduction a priority in the areas it has under its jurisdiction.
If you can spread the word to your contacts and invite your members to attend, that would help us mobilize the support we need to make poverty reduction a priority at the City of Winnipeg. If you are unable to attend, I have attached have a quick survey you can fill out to add your voice.
Josh Brandon, Chair, Make Poverty History Manitoba