News - Manitoba

September 30, 2014
A group representing homeless people in Abbotsford has won the right to have their legal case around access to basic shelter seen in court. For the past few years, the City of Abbotsford has been...
Keywords: Homelessness, Manitoba
March 25, 2014
A home designed to keep people off drugs and out of jail is about to close its doors as federal funding is set to expire on March 31. The transitional home is a spot where people going through...
Keywords: Health, Housing, Manitoba
July 11, 2013
The Employment and Income Assistance Advocates Network in Winnipeg has launched a contest to show how people on welfare struggle to find safe and affordable housing. The EIA Advocates Network hopes...
Keywords: Housing, Manitoba
March 12, 2012
The Huffington Post reports on a study by geographers at UBC that uses census data to explore how Vancouver is becoming more segregated based on income and race. The report draws on a similar study...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Poverty Research, Manitoba
June 4, 2010
Ontarians from racialized backgrounds are far more likely to live in poverty, face barriers to finding a job, and receive less pay for work, says a study of Census data by the Canadian Centre for...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Poverty Research, Women, Manitoba
January 7, 2010
Winnipeg’s historic North End was a contradictory place. Poverty was widespread and deep; out of its midst grew a rich and vibrant culture. Today’s North End is similar in many respects — deep...
Keywords: Poverty Research, Manitoba
September 8, 2008
The Prairie Metropolis Centre which is dedicated to research on immigration, integration and diversity has recently produced a report, The Housing Circumstances of Recently Arrived Refugees: The...
Keywords: Housing, Immigrants and Refugees, Manitoba
March 9, 2008
Echoes of Inner City Voices (in PDF) is a follow up report to a series of stories that ran in the Winnipeg Free Press between 1997 and 1999. The series tried to give a voice to inner city people. The...
Keywords: Poverty Research, Manitoba
May 8, 2007
As Manitoba gets set to vote at the end of May, an article in Canadian Dimension, says
Keywords: Government Policy, Manitoba
April 20, 2007
Manitoba has announced a four year program called "Rewarding Work" for welfare recipients. Read more in the CBC article, "Manitoba initiatives aim to break down 'welfare wall'" and in the Manitoba...
Keywords: Disability, Welfare, Manitoba
April 11, 2007
Information on the 2007 Manitoba Budget 2007 Manitoba Budget Highlights 2007 Manitoba Budget Summary (in PDF) CBC article - "Manitoba initiatives aim to break down 'welfare wall'" Canadian Dimension...
Keywords: Government Policy, Manitoba
July 10, 2006 - this is a Manitoba government site on immigrating to Manitoba.
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Manitoba
May 3, 2006
The Manitoba government is giving all families who are getting Employment and Income Assistance, the full federal Universal Child Care benefit. This policy is part of several adopted by the Manitoba...
Keywords: Family, Welfare, Manitoba
February 11, 2006
Manitoba's NDP government is attempting to enforce national laws regarding interest rates of payday loan companies. Consumer rights advocates are supportive of this government action and hope that...
Keywords: Debt and Consumer Law, Manitoba
November 7, 2005
"Hard Night Out," an event organized by Manitoba's Harm Reduction Network, was an opportunity for community leaders to get a taste of the stigma and difficulties suffered by the homeless. The event...
Keywords: Homelessness, Manitoba
September 2, 2005
The Social Planning Council of Winnipeg have an electronic copy of their summer newsletter (in PDF).
Keywords: Organizing, Manitoba
July 5, 2004
The first soup kitchen opened up in the small Manitoba city of Steinbach. Although poverty is perhaps most visible in large cities, the woman who opened the Steinbach soup kitchen says that poverty...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, Manitoba
July 5, 2004
One of the Canadian Council for Policy Alternatives recommendations to the Manitoba Government Workers Compensation Review Committee would see injured workers receive 100 per cent of their net income...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, Manitoba
May 3, 2004
A homeless count in Winnipeg illustrated that the majority of the city's homeless were aboriginal. Anti-poverty activists and first nations leaders say that the federal government is largely...
Keywords: Homelessness, Indigenous, Manitoba
January 5, 2004
Manitoba will stop clawing back the National Child Benefit Supplement from individuals on social assistance. The changes, including details of improvements in basic income assistance rates, were...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Family, Welfare, Manitoba