Make Poverty History Manitoba (MPHM) is a multi-sector collaborative coalition - representing Indigenous, newcomer, labour, women, 2SLGBTQ*, disability, business, education, student, youth, urban, rural, and northern communities.

Our coalition is committed to changing public policy to achieve a Manitoba without poverty.

Our efforts are primarily directed at the provincial and municipal level.

Know Poverty - Provincial Poverty Reduction Strategy

We advocate for a comprehensive plan to end poverty across the province.

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Livable Basic Needs Benefit

Manitobans deserve help meeting essential needs, especially when they're affected by poverty.

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Winnipeg Without Poverty

We're calling on the city to lead in the fight against poverty.

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  • COVID-19: Immediately increase the EIA budget by $300 per person, per month for the duration of the pandemic
    Make Poverty History Manitoba is calling on the province of Manitoba to provide emergency financial help to individuals on Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) during the COVID-19 pandemic. What We Need Immediately We call for the province to immediately increase the EIA budget by $300 per person per month for the duration of the pandemic. Manitoba can follow the example of BC, which just ...
  • Helping Households Pay the Rent – Joint Release with Right to Housing
    Today is the first day that rent is due since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the WHO. What is the provincial government doing to help households pay the rent during the crisis?  The federal government has introduced a number of emergency initiatives to support households that have lost income as a result of the virus.  But the provincial government has not yet put much needed resources on ...
  • Rent Relief Now!
    Rent Relief Now! April 1st is coming up! Sign this petition from Emergency Housing Justice! The Right to Housing Coalition and Make Poverty History Manitoba are pleased that Premier Pallister has responded to calls for a freeze on evictions and rent increases until April 1st. This is a good first step. But it is not enough. Far too many Manitobans are already living ...

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