Dear Social Justice Supporter!
The CERB was essential when the pandemic first hit. We would argue that it should have continued longer if not until this day. Too many are still facing too many challenges!
Manitoba is the province with the highest rates of child poverty in Canada. More than 88,000 kids and their families live in poverty. Please join us in calling on the federal government to implement an income tested CERB Amnesty: Sign the petition!
PETITION CLOSES April 23rd, 2021
You may be someone who received CERB during the worst of the panic caused by the pandemic. If you would like to share your story, please do so here.
If you are able to work though, we did want to share a number of opportunities from some of our community partners. Please check out the links on our Employment Opportunities page.
New data shows child poverty in Manitoba is on the rise, a situation worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. In collaboration with Campaign 2000 and Make Poverty History Manitoba, we are releasing this new polling research showing Manitobans strongly support increased funding to help people living in poverty, ahead of Manitoba’s Budget 2021. Read the full report below:
Watch Report Launch event: Pre-Budget Poverty Panel – April 6, 2021
Additional links you may find helpful: Resources – Pre-Budget Poverty Panel
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 … Continue reading →
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8th, 2020 Campaign 2000 is a national coalition that monitors progress and setbacks to end child and family poverty in Canada. It was initially formed to hold the federal government to its 1989 unanimous motion in … Continue reading →
Campaign 2000 is a national coalition that monitors progress and setbacks to end child and family poverty in Canada. It was initially formed to hold the federal government to its 1989 unanimous motion in the House of Commons to end child poverty by the year 2000.
This report is focused on the situation in Manitoba. Even with the federal Canada Child Benefit and using both the federal and provincial governments’ preferred and more forgiving poverty measure, the Market Basket Measure, Manitoba ranked 4th in both overall and child poverty in 2016. However in 2018, there was an increase of 7% in overall poverty and 19% increase in child poverty. The report demonstrates that at this rate it will take 697.5 years to end child poverty in Manitoba.
Read the full report here.
The following documents may be helpful for yourself, your staff and/or your clients. The Applying For EI document is provided in English and French, and the Contact Information sheet is a bilingual document. On the sheet, there is information for … Continue reading →
Although our physical office doors remain CLOSED to the public as a safety precaution for now, all our staff have been working remotely and we have compiled a list we think you will find very helpful on our website. Check … Continue reading →
CBC News. Dec 24, 2019.
Global News. Dec 23, 2019.
Winnipeg Sun. Dec 18, 2019.