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Concerned Manitobans launch campaign for a Livable Basic Needs Benefit

                                                                                                             February 21, 2018 Make Poverty History Manitoba (MPHM) and Basic Income Manitoba are launching a campaign calling on the provincial government to introduce a new Livable Basic Needs Benefit, replacing the existing Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) benefit. … Continue reading

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Coalition uses music in the fight against poverty

Music has always held a key for social change. Make Poverty History Manitoba (MPHM) is planning to unlock that potential with its second annual fundraising concert, Thursday, March 22 at the West End Cultural Centre. The concert will featuring prominent … Continue reading

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Participate in Manitoba’s poverty reduction plan consultation

Last fall, Manitoba launched a consultation for a renewed poverty reduction plan to address the critical realities of Manitobans living in poverty.  Send in your views to participate.  Sign our petition we are co-hosting with Social Planning Council of Winnipeg. The … Continue reading

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No Poverty Reduction Strategy in Speech from the Throne

Tuesday morning, I received a phone call from a Make Poverty History Manitoba member. He lives on a disability benefit that provides him only $180 per month for food and other basic necessities. He wanted to know if he can … Continue reading

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Reverse Cuts to Rent Assist and RGI Housing

Dear Supporter, Earlier this month, we told you about a change in the Rent Assist program that would affect over 7,000 low-income households, reducing benefits by up to $100 month in some cases. We have also learned that thousands of … Continue reading

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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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