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

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

Steering Committee:

  • Desiree McIvor - Spokesperson
  • Channah Greenfield - Chair
  • Al Wiebe
  • Damon Johnston
  • Debby Sillito
  • Hannah Owczar
  • Josh Brandon
  • Kat Roberts - Public Education Working Group Chair
  • Kirsten Bernas - City Working Group Co-Chair
  • Meaghan Erbus
  • Michael Barkman - City Working Group Co-Chair

Provincial Working Group Chair: Molly McCracken

Communications Coordinator: Samantha Klassen

Coalition Members:

The following organizations are members and/or have endorsed Make Poverty History Manitoba:

Aboriginal Circle of Educators

Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg

Aki Energy

Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1505

Andrews Street Family Centre

Assiniboine Credit Union

Association of United Ukrainian Canadians - Winnipeg Branch

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 – Westman Region

Canadian Mental Health Association – Winnipeg

Canadian Mental Health Association Thompson Region

Canadian Mental Health Association, Interlake – Eastern

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

Co-op Housing Development Group

Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada

College of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Communities 4 Families

Community Education Development Association

Community Unemployed Help Centre

Conference of Manitoba & Northwestern Ontario of The United Church of Canada

Council of Canadians – Winnipeg Chapter

Council of Women of Winnipeg

Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association

Dauphin Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation

Employment and Income Assistance Advocates Network

Epic Opportunities

Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba

Family Dynamics

Food Matters Manitoba

Green Action Centre

Home Street Mennonite Church

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

Labour Studies Program, University of Manitoba

Local Investment Toward Employment (LITE)

Lorch and Associates

Manitoba Alternative Food Research Alliance (MAFRA)

Manitoba Cooperative Association

Manitoba Eco-Network

Manitoba Federation of Labour

Manitoba Government and Employees Union

Manitoba Huntington Disease Resource Centre

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 Moon Voices Inc.

Manitoba School Boards Association

Manitoba Teachers’ Society

Manitoba Teachers’ Society Council of School Leaders

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

Purple Cactus Thrift Boutique Inc.

Purpose Construction

Reconnaissance Management Consulting Group

Red Road Lodge

Resource Assistance for Youth

Right to Housing Coalition

Rossbrook House

School of Social Work, Université de Saint-Boniface

SEED Winnipeg

Selkirk Community Renewal Corporation

Siloam Mission

Social Planning Council of Winnipeg

Special Olympics Manitoba

Spence Neighbourhood Association

St Matthews Maryland Community Ministry

St. Amant Inc.

St. Andrew’s River Heights United Church

Success Skills Centre

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 Inner City Missions the Presbyterian Church in Canada Inc.

Winnipeg Labour Council

Winnipeg Rental Network

Wolseley Family Place

You Can’t Spoil A Baby (Manitoba)

Youth Agencies Alliance