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Read this Op-ed! Poverty, percentages and the PST

Read this Op-Ed from two members of our Provincial Working Group, Caitlin Ferry and Shauna Mackinnon, with more of our take on the recent cuts & changes to EIA and Rent Assist. Or find it on the Free Press website. … Continue reading

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Manitoba’s PC government is making more cuts to Rent Assist and EIA

Recent changes continue trend of chipping away supports for low-income Manitobans Effective July 1, the Province is freezing Rent Assist for individuals without disabilities on Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) and for individuals under the age of 55, not on … Continue reading

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Exciting news at City Hall on April 30! Unanimous support for Winnipeg Poverty Strategy

Exciting news today as the City of Winnipeg’s Executive Policy Committee unanimously passed a motion to create a Poverty Reduction Strategy!  Almost exactly one year ago Make Poverty History Manitoba launched a call for a poverty plan. This is very … Continue reading

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Failing Grade: Manitoba Poverty Reduction Strategy and Budget 2019

“I grew up poor. I appreciate the reality that many Manitobans face. It’s very difficult for many Manitobans right now. The month runs out a lot of times after the money has run out…. I want to work with anyone … Continue reading

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EIA recipient budgets may be clawed back with incoming Federal Carbon Rebates

Some of the lowest income Manitobans are at risk of having their federal Carbon Action Incentive rebates clawed back by the provincial government. Make Poverty History Manitoba has asked Families Minister, Heather Stefanson to amend the Manitoba Assistance regulation so … Continue reading

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Coalition uses music in the fight against poverty

What: Make Poverty History Manitoba’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser Where: West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Ave. Winnipeg, MB When: Thursday, March 14, 8:00 pm (doors at 7:15) Featuring: Sweet Alibi; Jaxon Haldane; Tuva Bergstrom; Nick Parenteau Hosted by Michael Champagne … Continue reading

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Community Responds to Manitoba’s new Poverty Reduction Strategy

On Monday, the Province of Manitoba released its poverty reduction strategy, Pathways to a Better Future. On Thursday, March 7, 2019, they will release their 2019 Budget. This strategy was released almost two years late according to The Poverty Reduction … Continue reading

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Make Poverty History responds to 2019 City of Winnipeg Budget

Make Poverty History responds to 2019 City of Winnipeg Budget We congratulate the City of Winnipeg for initiating a Low Income Bus Pass program in the 2019 Budget, beginning on April 1, 2020. Affordable public transit is foundational to building … Continue reading

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Watch Our New Video for Winnipeg Without Poverty!

Thanks to supporters, volunteers, and endorsing organizations, our campaign for a Winnipeg Without Poverty has put poverty on the City of Winnipeg’s agenda. The City has taken some very crucial steps toward poverty reduction – City Council will soon vote … Continue reading

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Make Poverty History in Winnipeg & Manitoba: Fundraising Concert

Make Poverty History | 3rd Annual Fundraiser Join together to harness the power of music to help drive social change, raise awareness about poverty, and make it history. All proceeds go to support the work of Make Poverty History Manitoba, … Continue reading

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