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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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Fight food insecurity with income

The rise in food costs disproportionately affects the poor as food makes up a larger portion of their spending. Increased income, educational programs and northern food subsidies need to work hand in hand if the food security crisis in Manitoba … Continue reading

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Poverty reports, research and resources

It has been a busy week for poverty research.  Tuesday, Winnipeg Harvest and Campaign 2000 released their annual child poverty report card. The report found child poverty to be among the highest in the country, with nearly one in three … Continue reading

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Make Poverty History Manitoba welcomes poverty reduction initiatives in Throne speech

There was encouraging news in Manitoba’s 2015 Speech from the Throne for people working to end poverty in Manitoba. In several areas, the Manitoba government announced a commitment to invest in the social determinants of health. Make Poverty History Manitoba’s … Continue reading

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