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February 7 and 9

What should the Manitoba government do to end poverty?

A provincial election will be called within the year. What do you want to see our coalition push candidates to commit to? Please join us on Feb 7 or 9 to participate in our community consultation process as we determine what to focus on in the lead up to the next election. 

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.

Celebrating a small win

Let’s take a moment to celebrate a small win: this summer, the Manitoba provincial government announced a Family Affordability Package which includes an increase to the Basic Needs Benefit for EIA recipients.

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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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  • Press Release: January 13 2023
    For release: January 13, 2023   Manitoba needs targeted benefits for those in poverty, not more tax cuts   For Immediate Release (Winnipeg, Treaty One): Anti-poverty groups are calling on Premier Stefanson to increase public investment in targeted public services for those most affected by inflationary increases instead of cutting taxes.   On January 11th, 2023, Premier Stefanson ...
  • Next council must focus on real poverty solutions
    This op-ed was first published by the Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 25, 2022. Next council must focus on real poverty solutions Homelessness in Winnipeg has become more visible during the pandemic. Less visible are the thousands of Winnipeggers living in poverty who have a roof over their heads. Almost half are working or looking for work, but their income is not sufficient to cover their basic ...
  • Province must focus its homelessness strategy – Op-ed
    This article was first published by the Winnipeg Free Press on Thursday October 20, 2022.  The Oct. 7 Free Press editorial (“Make prudent use of sudden financial windfall”) described a far more optimistic financial situation than the Manitoba government previously projected. This, they say, provides the province with greater “fiscal flexibility” to attend to urgent issues. The increasing shortage ...
  • 15 Innovative Transit-Oriented Designs Around the World
    Transit-oriented development, which maximizes the amount of housing, recreation, and business space near public transport, is one way cities around the world are building more healthy and sustainable communities. Shorter distances between different places in a city encourages people to drive less, reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Building affordable housing in well-connected, accessible ...

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