About us

If you would like to contact us please email us at: chair@makepovertyhistorymb.com

Make Poverty History Manitoba (MPHM) is a multi-sectoral collaborative coalition representing business, education, student, youth, Aboriginal, newcomer, labour, women’s, disability, urban, rural, and northern communities. The coalition’s efforts are directed primarily at the provincial level. However, its work contributes toward the achievement of Make Poverty History’s national campaign objectives.

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

The diverse membership of MPHM reflects the diverse populations most vulnerable to poverty. We recognize that these populations include women, children, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal people, and recent immigrants.

Our membership also reflects the diverse causes of poverty. We recognize that the causes of poverty and social exclusion go well beyond inadequate incomes and unemployment. They include the inability to access affordable and adequate housing, childcare, public transportation, health services, recreation, education and training. These causes are interconnected. MPHM believes that any effort to address them must adopt a comprehensive and systematic approach, within a legislated framework, if poverty reduction and social inclusion are to be achieved.

MPHM Coalition Purpose, Vision and Mission

Purpose: The purpose of Make Poverty History Manitoba (MPHM) is to provide a central coalition of agencies and individuals working for the elimination of poverty in Manitoba.

Vision: A Manitoba without poverty.

Mission: To change public policy to achieve a Manitoba without poverty. Objectives:

  1. To create a strong, politically non-partisan and provincial coalition and movement, representative of all sectors of society, in support of achieving a Manitoba without poverty.
  2. To promote the development and implementation of adequately resourced, comprehensive and effective anti-poverty plans at all levels of government based on the principle of social inclusion, with targets and timelines for outcomes.
  3. To make poverty elimination a top societal priority.
  4. To work in cooperation with and support relevant national campaigns to end poverty.

To achieve these objectives we will:

  1. Consult broadly
  2. Gather research
  3. Develop policy recommendations for eliminating poverty
  4. Advocate for policy change with and on behalf of those living in poverty
  5. Generate publicity and public awareness on the impact that poverty has on everyone and on solutions for ending poverty.
  6. Mobilize Manitobans in support of poverty elimination

Full terms of reference are available at:
Terms of Reference


Organizations that endorsed the View From Here (2015)

Aboriginal Circle of Educators
Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg
Aki Energy
Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1505
Andrews Street Family Centre
Assiniboine Credit Union
Brandon and District Labour Council
Brandon Friendship Centre
Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation
Building Urban Industries for Local Development (BUILD)
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – MB
Canadian Community Economic Development Network – Manitoba
Canadian Federation of Students – Manitoba
Canadian Mental Health Association – Thompson
Canadian Mental Health Association – Western Region
Canadian Mental Health Association – Winnipeg
Canadian Union of Public Employees Manitoba
Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation
Child Care Coalition of Manitoba
Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba
Citizens’ Bridge
City of Brandon Poverty Committee
College of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Communities 4 Families
Community Education Development Association
Community Unemployed Help Centre
Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario – The United Church of Canada
Co-op Housing Development Group
Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada
Council of Canadians – Winnipeg Chapter
Council of School Leaders – Manitoba Teachers’ Society
Council of Women of Winnipeg
Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association
Dauphin Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation
Employment and Income Assistance Advocates Network
Family Dynamics
Food Matters Manitoba
Green Action Centre
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM)
Independent Living Resource Centre
John Howard Society of Manitoba
Jubilee Fund
Ka Ni Kanichihk
Klinic Community Health Centre
Local Investment Toward Employment
Make Poverty History Manitoba
Manitoba Alternative Food Research Alliance (MAFRA)
Manitoba Cooperative Association
Manitoba Eco-Network
Manitoba Federation of Labour
Manitoba Government and Employees Union
Manitoba Green Retrofit
Manitoba Immigrant and Refugee Settlement Sector Association (MIRSSA)
Manitoba Institute of Registered Social Workers
Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council
Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities
Manitoba School Boards Association
Manitoba Teachers’ Society
Mosaic Newcomer Family Resource Centre
Mount Carmel Clinic
Native Women’s Transition Centre
Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad
New Journey Housing
North End Women’s Centre
North Point Douglas Women’s Centre
NorWest Co-op Community Health
Oak Table Community Ministry
Pregnancy and Family Support Services
Provincial Council of Women Manitoba
Pulford Community Living Services
Red Road Lodge
Resource Assistance for Youth
Rossbrook House
School of Social Work, Université de Saint-Boniface
SEED Winnipeg
Selkirk Community Renewal Corporation
Special Olympics Manitoba
Spence Neighbourhood Association
St. Amant Inc.
St. Andrew’s River Heights United Church
Success Skills Centre
Swan Valley Settlement and Immigration Services
Taking Charge! Inc.
The Project Group
The Right to Housing Coalition
The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association
The Winnipeg Boldness Project
United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local No. 832
University of Manitoba Students’ Union
University of Winnipeg Department of Urban and Inner City Studies
Urban Circle Training Centre
Wahbung Abinoonjiiag
West Broadway Community Ministry
West Broadway Community Organization
West Central Women’s Resource Centre
Winnipeg Harvest
Winnipeg Rental Network
Wolseley Family Place
Youth Agencies Alliance