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...

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...

It’s Time to Give Back to Manitoba’s North

A new Errol Black Chair report released today examines how events are unfolding in Churchill and The Pas. It puts these events in the context of the entire Northern region and urges government to consider the needs and aspirations of Manitoba’s Northerners when...