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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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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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