Make Poverty History Manitoba (MPHM) is a multi-sector collaborative coalition - representing Indigenous, newcomer, labour, women, 2SLGBTQ*, disability, business, education, student, youth, urban, rural, and northern communities.

Our coalition is committed to changing public policy to achieve a Manitoba without poverty.

Our efforts are primarily directed at the provincial and municipal level.


Basic needs are essential at all times, especially during a crisis, that’s why we are calling for an immediate increase to the EIA budget , transforming it to a Livable Basic Needs Benefit, and exempting CERB from EIA clawbacks.

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Urgent Action Needed to Protect Renters in Manitoba

COVID 19 is disproportionately impacting people living with low incomes and without housing. Help support these community members now by telling the Manitoba government to take action.

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Livable Basic Needs Benefit

Manitobans deserve help meeting essential needs, especially when they're affected by poverty. Our campaign calls on the provincial government to introduce a new Livable Basic Needs Benefit, replacing the existing Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) benefit.

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  • Where do we go from here? MB’s 2022 Homelessness Strategy
    We cannot end homelessness unless people have access to low-cost housing and sufficient income to remain stably housed. Make Poverty History Manitoba and Right to Housing called for an End to Homelessness in Budget ‘22 However, the budget announced no new investments to build more social housing and no increase to basic needs income benefits. Where can we go from here?  The Manitoba government ...
  • Manitobans strongly support increased funding to help people living in poverty
    Probe Research: Manitobans’ Views on Solutions to Poverty New data shows child poverty in Manitoba is on the rise, a situation worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. In collaboration with Campaign 2000 and Social Planning Council of Winnipeg,  this new polling research shows Manitobans strongly support increased funding to help people living in poverty. Report: PROBE REPORT – MANITOBANS’ VIEWS ON THE ...
  • Manitoba social assistance recipients fall further behind – new data
    Manitoba social assistance recipients fall further behind – new data Life is getting harder for the poorest Manitobans, especially for single people and people with disabilities living alone who depend on Employment and Income Assistance (EIA). Make Poverty History Manitoba is calling on the Manitoba Government to financially support people living below the poverty line under the province’s ...

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