Fast Facts: Poverty and Education in a Low-Income Suburb

Authored by: Jim Silver and Kate Sjoberg Excerpt: It is outrageous that large numbers of children starting school in Winnipeg year after year are so poorly prepared that they are, relative to other kids, behind the “start line” from the beginning. In a great many...

Indigenous Workers and Unions: The Case of Winnipeg’s CUPE 500

Indigenous Workers and Unions Authored by Lynne Fernandez and Jim Silver In this paper we examine the case of CUPE 500 and its relationship with Indigenous City of Winnipeg workers as a case study. Given the changing labour market in which precarious work is becoming...

Fast Facts: Subsidized Housing With Supports Needs More Support

Stable and affordable housing is a central component in improving people’s quality of life. In light of a severe housing shortage facing low-income renters, it is clear that Manitoba has work to do to ensure that all citizens have access to a warm and secure place to...