These are a list of publications that the Social Planning Council has been involved in. If you have questions about publications that date back further than the reports shown here please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (204) 943-2561 ext 1229.
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.
This report was authored by Aliraza Alidina, Darrien Morton & Jenna Wirch and officially released on January 15th, 2020. It discusses wise practices for the relationship-building process between Newcomers and Indigenous Peoples, as well as recommendations for the development of an orientation toolkit for newcomers. This report is accessible under limited copyright protection. As long as this report is accurately and completely credited and not used for commercial motives, you may download, distribute, photocopy, cite or excerpt this document. See English and French versions below :
Winnipeg Poverty Profiles 2019 – Female Single Parents Winnipeg Poverty Profiles 2019 – Recent Immigrants Winnipeg Poverty Profiles 2019 – Indigenous People Winnipeg Poverty Profiles 2019 – Seniors Winnipeg Poverty Profiles PDF Flash Cards 2019 Winnipeg Poverty Profiles PDF Format … Continue reading →
By Josh Brandon and Jesse Hajer This paper documents some of the organizing history leading up to implementation of the Rent Assist benefit, precursors and provincial policy context from which the Rent Assist program emerged, as well as changes to … Continue reading →
In September the Government of Manitoba released its annual report for ALL Aboard: Manitoba’s Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion Strategy. Covering many of the Government’s activities and efforts over the last year, the report focuses on highlighting the most recent … Continue reading →
Persons receiving social assistance are able to get a range of health and medical benefits. His chart summaries these benefits. The chart was prepared by University of Manitoba nursing students in 2014 while on a placement at SPCW. While the … Continue reading →
Review of AllAboard 2015-2016 Annual ReportBy Josh Brandon To tackle poverty, the Province requires a comprehensive approach, including targets and timelines for implementing measurable goals of poverty reduction, according to a report by the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg. “The … Continue reading →
by Josh Brandon Community Animator, Social Planning Council of Winnipeg “Without housing, none of us can survive, let alone thrive. Housing is the single largest expense for low income families. When families have good homes, success in employment, education, access … Continue reading →
Campaign 2000 questions Manitoba’s target for child poverty reduction Manitoba’s new target for child poverty reduction has already been met according to recently released Statistics Canada data. The target, outlined in Pathways to a Better Future: Manitoba’s Poverty Reduction Strategy, … Continue reading →
The Province of Manitoba announced its inaugural social impact bond this past week. The current government has long signaled its interest in this alternative means of funding social programs. The basic idea is that private investors would be willing to … Continue reading →
An analysis of the plan and the potential, if we work together With this analysis, the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg and the Right to Housing Coalition examines exactly what the federal government is offering and how we in … Continue reading →
The City of Winnipeg is currently reviewing and updating OurWinnipeg, the City’s long range plan that provides a vision and policies that influence the delivery of City services, how we get around the city, and decisions about how the city grows. As … Continue reading →
by Josh Brandon, Jesse Hajer and Michael Mendolson for the Caledon Institute of Social Policy 2017 “In 2015, Manitoba pioneered a brand-new type of housing program in Canada, called Rent Assist.” This excellent report examines the effectiveness of this program … Continue reading →
Review of AllAboard 2015-2016 Annual Report. By Josh Brandon 2016 To tackle poverty, the Province requires a comprehensive approach, including targets and timelines for implementing measurable goals of poverty reduction, according to a report by the Social Planning Council of … Continue reading →
The Ongoing Need for Social Housing in Manitoba By Josh Brandon 2016 “Without housing, none of us can survive, let alone thrive. Housing is the single largest expense for low income families. When families have good homes, success in employment, … Continue reading →