Manitoba Report Card Update – December 2020
Manitoba: Poverty Central is an update to Broken Promise Stolen Futures. Both are based on the T1 Family File, with poverty status derived from income returns. Please see Definition and Measurement for our reasoning. The latter report was based on 2017 data and the former on the now available 2018 data. Tragically, after some improvement due largely to the federal Canada Child Tax Benefit and the initial provincial introduction of the Rent Assist program, 2018 data show that we are once again heading in the wrong direction. In 2017, there were 85,450 Manitoban children living in poverty. In 2018, this had increased to 87,730.[i] Measuring the rate of progress from 1989 to 2017, we were looking at an additional 697 years to end child poverty in Manitoba. Now we are looking at 1,179 years of Manitoban children living on less than they need and deserve. See below for link to the full report.