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Statement following Tuesday’s Hunger & Poverty Provincial Forum

This Manitoba election – we must focus on POVERTY.  Almost 1 in 10 Manitobans live in poverty. It’s a root cause of so many key issues in Manitoba – the mental health & addictions crisis, worsened health outcomes, crime and … Continue reading

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Hunger & Poverty Provincial Forum

Please join us for an open forum to hear our provincial leaders speak about issues related to hunger and poverty. Everyone is invited! August 20th, 2019 Doors at 6:30pm, Forum begins at 7:00pm Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton St Moderator: … Continue reading

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Save the Date – Poverty & Hunger Provincial Election Forum

Please join us for an open forum to hear our provincial leaders speak about issues related to hunger and poverty. Everyone is invited! August 20th, 2019 Doors at 6:30pm, Forum begins at 7:00pm Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton St Moderator: … Continue reading

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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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