Social Impact Bonds and the Financing of Child Welfare

Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) are a relatively new way of financing social services in Canada. They differ from the normal way of financing social services in that they are funded initially by pri­vate sector businesses or foundations, which are reimbursed by governments...

City of Thompson: Youth Homelessness/Housing Instability Count 2016

The main reason for initiating a Youth Count was to begin to gather some base-line knowledge about youth homelessness in northern Manitoba and to pose questions such as: Who are the youth experiencing housing instability and homelessness? What are their pathways to...

A Family Living Wage for Manitoba: 2016-2017 update

The 2016–17 Living Wage for Winnipeg is $14.54/ hour; for Brandon it is $14.55 and for Thompson it is $15.28. This is the amount needed for a family of four with two parents working full time to cover basic necessities, support healthy development of children, escape...

Fast Facts: Women women speak out on homelessness

This winter, a 53 year-old woman died overnight in minus 32-degree temperatures, frozen to death on the streets of downtown Winnipeg. This tragic and preventable loss serves as a reminder of how Winnipeg is failing to support people who need it the most and that the...