Join Our Photo Petition

In 2021, the City of Winnipeg adopted its Poverty Reduction Strategy. Council will vote on a new Implementation Plan on November 14, 2023. We need your help to ensure the plan includes concrete action on housing, safety, transit, and anti-oppression.

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Add 750 units of social housing annually over ten years and provide 7 full-time staff dedicated to their development.

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Provide eligible Winnipeggers with 80% off the cost of a transit pass and pilot fare-free transit.

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Mandate and provide ongoing anti-racism and anti-oppression training to all City employees.

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Redirect at least 10% of police funding to community organizations addressing the root causes of crime (eg 24-7 safe spaces, alternative community safety models).

How to Participate

Step 1

Grab a blank paper or one of the printout templates provided and fill in the blank with YOUR reason.

Step 2

Take a selfie with your sign.

Step 3

Post the photo to your social media. Use #WinnipegWithoutPoverty and tag the Executive Policy Committee members (below)


If you don’t have (or don’t want to use) social media, email your photo to We’ll post it for you!


Who to tag on social media?



Do the same for each of the six templates!

If you want your posts to match when we’ll be highlighting each issue on social media, the schedule is:

October 23: I want a poverty-free Winnipeg so that...
October 26: I want Winnipeg to build more social housing so that...
October 30: I want Winnipeg to redirect safety funding to community-based organizations so that...
November 2: I want all City of Winnipeg employees to take anti-racism training so that...
November 6: I want fare-free public transit in Winnipeg so that...
November 9: I envision a poverty-free Winnipeg where...

For Organizations:

Print out the instruction sheet and the fill-in-the-blank templates and post in a central location in your office. Encourage your staff and colleagues to fill out the sheets, take a selfie, and post it on their social media.

We will collect all the photos and bring them to city council in early November.

Please send any questions to


You can use the printable templates...
You can use the printable templates...
... Or a blank piece of paper!
... Or a blank piece of paper!

Downloadable PDFs:

Printable fill-in-the-blank templates - Click image to download PDF
Printable Instruction Sheet - click image to download PDF
Instagram Slides for sharing - Click image to download slides