Income Security to End Poverty in Manitoba

Canada’s and Manitoba’s income assistance programs provide support to individuals and families when they have no other way to support themselves. There are 71,500 Manitobans receiving provincial EIA and 43,455 Manitobans receiving Federal Income Assistance. A total of...

The KPMG Report: No solution for the low-income housing problem

Consulting firm KPMG’s recommendations that Manitoba Housing units be sold and that the private sector play a greater role in providing housing for low-income people are profoundly mistaken. Far from being the solution to the problem of low-income housing, the private...

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...

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...