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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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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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Low-Income Bus Pass: Community Perspective

The City of Winnipeg is considering adopting a Low-Income Bus Pass in this year’s budget. This is a great step in the right direction, and one of the recommendations that the Make Poverty History Manitoba coalition called for in our … Continue reading

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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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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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Raise EIA rates as part of comprehensive poverty plan

Support our campaign to ask the Province to develop an increase in the EIA basic needs benefit as part of a comprehensive plan to address poverty. We want as many groups to sign on as possible, please let us know … Continue reading

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MPHM responds to NDP Poverty Platform

Last fall, Make Poverty History Manitoba challenged all political parties to respond to a set of policies developed by the community that would best tackle the depth and breadth of poverty in Manitoba. Parties are starting to respond. The NDP … Continue reading

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Manitoba faith groups support KNOW Poverty

Faith institutions have always played an important role in fighting poverty. This year, Make Poverty History Manitoba is asking churches, mosques, synagogues and other faith centres to support our KNOW Poverty campaign. MPHM has launched a campaign for the upcoming … Continue reading

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Help us Make Poverty History

Thanks to you we are on the cusp of something big! In the next few weeks, Make Poverty History Manitoba will launch our biggest campaign yet to put ending poverty on the agenda in the Manitoba election. Keep your eyes … Continue reading

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