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Celebrating Our Community Campaign Success!

It’s been just over a month since Winnipeg’s municipal election. Thank you to everyone who was involved in our campaign for a Winnipeg Without Poverty this past year. From our launch of this important community report on May 2, til … Continue reading

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Anti-poverty advocates respond to November 2018 provincial Throne Speech

The Speech from the Throne delivered by the Province of Manitoba on November 20, 2018 includes small steps toward addressing the consequences of poverty, but spoke little about real action to address root causes of poverty.  There was little to … Continue reading

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Your Winnipeg in 2030: Making Poverty History

The Winnipeg Without Poverty campaign during the municipal election was a great success. What next? The Winnipeg Foundation, in partnership with Make Poverty History Manitoba, invites you to join a dynamic and interactive Vital Conversation about envisioning a city without … Continue reading

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Candidate Responses

We asked Mayoral Candidates and City Council Candidates four questions on a Winnipeg Without Poverty. Read their answers! If elected: 1. Will you be a champion for a Winnipeg Without Poverty and commit to leading the development of a comprehensive … Continue reading

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Anti-Poverty Advocates, Community Rally calling for Municipal and Provincial Poverty Reduction Plans

Make Poverty History Manitoba, along with community organizations, members, and people with lived experience of poverty, will be hosting a rally and march on Thursday, October 11th. We are calling on both levels of government, municipal and provincial, to take … Continue reading

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New polling on support for poverty reduction

Nearly 60 percent want province to spend to lift all Manitobans above the poverty line WINNIPEG, MB – As the Province prepares to release its comprehensive poverty reduction strategy, new polling shows solid public support for increased provincial government funding … Continue reading

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Winnipeg Without Poverty: Calling on the City to Lead

Report Launch – Winnipeg Without Poverty: Calling on the City to Lead Who: Make Poverty History Manitoba What: Launch of Winnipeg Without Poverty: Calling on the City to Lead, a community-based poverty reduction plan for Winnipeg Where: Magnus Eliason Recreation … Continue reading

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Manitoba anti-poverty coalition calls for action to end poverty, not limit Charter rights

Make Poverty History Manitoba (MPHM) is deeply concerned about the potential impact of Bill 24, the Social Services Appeal Board Amendment Act, on access to justice for low-income and vulnerable Manitobans, and instead calls on the provincial government to take … Continue reading

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Promise on poverty reduction unfulfilled

Finance Minister, Cameron Friesen, has called his 2018 budget “Keeping Our Promises: Real Progress for Manitobans”, but one promise that this government has not kept is the commitment to make ending poverty a top priority. According to a budget paper … Continue reading

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Join us for our 2nd annual fundraising concert

Make Poverty History Manitoba is proud to announce our 2nd annual awareness and fundraising event, Thursday March 22 at 8 pm (Doors at 7:15) featuring: Ridley Bent, Jess Reimer and Jermey Hamm, Tara Williamson and Kelly Bado. Tickets  $20 at: … Continue reading

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