Make Poverty History Manitoba is partnering with community groups to ask the Provincial government to raise EIA basic needs rates.
As part of a new comprehensive poverty reduction and social inclusion plan, we call on the Government of Manitoba to increase the basic needs benefit in Budget 2017. EIA’s basic needs budget has hardly increased in two decades. While the cost of living has gone up by more than 40 percent, EIA rates have remained stagnant. Far too many people in Manitoba live in deep poverty; some with incomes at 47% below the poverty line.
One of the coalitions we are partnering with is Hunger Free Manitoba. They are a coalition of faith communities calling on the government of Manitoba to help those who are most vulnerable. See their campaign at: hungerfreemb.ca