August 18, 2022
For Immediate Release (Winnipeg): The Manitoba government’s minimum wage announcement today will not cover the massive cost of living increases low-income workers face in 2022.
The Ndinawe Child and Youth Care Certificate Program (NCYCCP) is a post-secondary education program for formerly sexually exploited individuals in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The full-time, one-year college program is offered in partnership with Red River College Polytechnic (RRC Polytech) and Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc. since 2007. It offers accredited training using foundational knowledge and practical experiences for students to support children, youth, families and communities as youth support workers. This training comes from a variety of trauma-informed, relational, and anti-oppressive frameworks. For the majority of students, this program is the first step in ending a cycle of poverty and reliance on social assistance. Students have the opportunity to work towards healing themselves and rebuilding their lives while embarking on a career path that can have a direct positive impact on their own families and on children and youth in their larger community.
By Niall Harney
Previously published in the Winnipeg Free Press June 8, 2022
It is an election year in Winnipeg and come October, a new mayor will be sitting in the City’s top seat. The 2022 Winnipeg Alternative Municipal Budget, “Winnipeg at a Crossroads”, released last month offers candidates and Winnipeggers a fully costed budget for the City of Winnipeg. Written by 27 authors from 18 community organizations, these Winnipeg policy experts direct Winnipeg to a more prosperous, inclusive and sustainable future.
For Immediate Release (Winnipeg): The Manitoba government introduced legislation yesterday to allow Cabinet to increase the minimum wage if inflation rises above 5 per cent, as measured in the first three months of the year.
By Niall Harney and Julie Guard