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Community Report Back on City Poverty Reduction Plan

Tuesday, June 27 at 5:30 PM – 8 PM Winnipeg Harvest 1085 Winnipeg Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0S2 We Need Your Input! Join the discussion about what the City of Winnipeg needs in a poverty reduction plan. Give your feedback … Continue reading

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Province reducing housing subsidies for 7,000 low-income renters

June 6, 2017 Cuts to the province’s Rent Assist program will hit 7,000 households on July 1. Affected households include low-income renters not receiving EIA (Employment and Income Assistance). The changes will not affect EIA recipients. People who will be … Continue reading

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Province misses deadline for new poverty reduction strategy

June 1, 2017 The Manitoba government has missed the deadline in fulfilling its legislated responsibility to provide an update of the province’s poverty reduction strategy. The Manitoba government is required under the Poverty Reduction Strategy Act to implement a long-term … Continue reading

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Provincial budget reveals no plan for cutting the social deficit

By Josh Brandon, chair of Make Poverty History Manitoba (A version of this article was originally published in the Winnipeg Free Press, April 19, 2017) Low income Manitobans were hoping that this year’s budget would offer a plan to help … Continue reading

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How Can Winnipeg Reduce Poverty?

Help Us Tell Mayor and Council What Matters The City of Winnipeg needs a poverty plan. Other cities have one. Come out and tell us what must be included in a poverty reduction plan for Winnipeg. Your input will inform the … Continue reading

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Poverty Reduction Plan for Winnipeg – Community Engagments

How Can Winnipeg Reduce Poverty? Help Us Tell Mayor and Council What Matters   The City of Winnipeg needs a poverty plan. Come out and tell us what must be included in a poverty reduction plan for Winnipeg.   Your … Continue reading

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Manitoba government falls behind on poverty commitments: no strategy in place for Budget 2017

Winnipeg, MB – February 21, 2017 During the April 12, 2016 televised election debate, Brian Pallister stated that “poverty is the number one issue for us in our province.” (CBC, Manitoba Leaders Debate: at 35:50) In the new government’s budget, … Continue reading

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