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.
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 Manitoba can best capitalize on the plan. The federal government stepped out of housing and left it all to provincial and territorial governments decades ago. “The result has been a patchwork approach with very mixed results” according to Kate Kehler, executive director of the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg.
“This is a time to recognize and capitalize on what the federal government is offering. We want to urge the provincial government to match the resources on offer in order to fulfill what should be every Canadian resident’s right to safe and affordable housing” report author Josh Brandon.
The provincial budget will be presented on Monday, March 12th. “Our supporters are calling on the Manitoba government to release the long awaited provincial housing strategy alongside Budget 2018. We will be watching for the budget to invest in that housing strategy, demonstrating that this government is prepared to leverage as many dollars as it can to support people experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness across Manitoba,” Kirsten Bernas, spokesperson for the Right to Housing Coalition.
“At Right to Housing, we have been asking for a National Housing Strategy for over a decade. Now that Ottawa is responding, it is important that we get the details right so that we meet the needs of low income people in Manitoba who need housing,” said Clark Brownlee, founding member of Right to Housing.
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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 →
The Winnipeg Plan to End Youth Homelessness 2016 The Winnipeg Plan to End Youth Homelessness will be a guide on what is needed in Winnipeg, based on community consensus and the voices of youth. It will be used by community … Continue reading →
by Markus Beveridge – Practicum Student 2016 Accessible and affordable transportation for low-income individuals and families has been demonstrated to create economic and social benefits for not only those experiencing low income, but for society as a whole. AffordableTransitReport-SPCW-2016 AffordableTransitBrief-SPCW-2016 … Continue reading →
The Winnipeg Street Census is a large-scale, community-based research project that gathers information about the extent and nature of homelessness in Winnipeg at a point in time. The information collected will be used to improve decision making for funders, governments, and … Continue reading →
2016 The 2015 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty states that 1 in 3 (29%) of Manitoba’s children live in challenging socioeconomic circumstances (Campaign 2000, 2015). Schools and school systems are just one part of a broader social support … Continue reading →
In Winnipeg, community-based youth serving agencies have raised serious concerns about young people who are becoming homeless due to numerous systems-based issues that are beyond the control of the youth themselves and the agencies supporting them. Researchers and policy experts across Canada have … Continue reading →
A neighbourhood housing plan is a way for residents to come together to create a vision for housing in their neighbourhood, then agree on the goals and action steps to move towards the vision. The Centennial Community Improvement Association engaged … Continue reading →