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:

  • Michael Barkman – Chair
  • Kirsten Bernas
  • Lorie English
  • Meaghan Erbus
  • Damon Johnson
  • Kate Kehler
  • Shauna Mackinnon
  • Molly McCracken
  • Desiree McIvor
  • Dana Riccio-Arabe
  • Debby Sillito
  • Al Wiebe

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
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
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
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