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Hungry Manitobans need Basic Income

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Hungry Manitobans need Basic Income: Winnipeg Harvest urges new government to adopt BI By: Winnipeg Harvest As prices of food continue to rise daily, Winnipeg Harvest continues to see people using the food bank. Winnipeg Harvest has called on the new provincial government to adopt Basic Income so that all Manitobans have access to healthy and nutritious food. What people receive on …

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Could you live on $3.96 worth of food each day? Take the Winnipeg Harvest Poverty Pledge!

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Classes. Exams. Projects. Extra-curricular activities. School life can be both daunting and exciting, but it all takes energy. A single person in Manitoba living on Employment and Income Assistance (EIA), better known as welfare, is given an allowance of $3.96 a day for food, which must also encompass personal care/hygiene products (toilet paper, soap, hair care, shaving, etc.). Take the Plunge. Take the Pledge. The Poverty Pledge draws …

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Kigali’s Secret Shame

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By: Darcy Ataman As appeared in the Huffington Post, Nov. 19th, 2015 In 2009, I unexpectedly found myself in an illegal detention center in Gikondo, an industrial neighborhood in Rwanda. I was there attempting to secure the release of imprisoned street children whose only crime was poverty, which drove them to beg on streets and some even sold their bodies …

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A Different Kind of Trick-or-Treating

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On Halloween, Derrek Bentley encourages high school students to trick-or-treat for clothing, non-perishable food items, or monetary donations instead of candy. This is one part of “A Homeless Night,” a project Bentley has organized for the past six years. The experiential project is designed to raise high school students’ awareness and understanding of homelessness in Winnipeg. Students learn about the …

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Mentoring for Board Leadership

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Spark match! Food Matters Manitoba’s Lissie Rappaport has been matched with Peg City Car Co-op Board President Liz Dykman in a twist on our usual mentoring match. Over the last few months, Lissie has taken on leadership of theWinnipeg Foodshare Co-op‘s Board of Directors. She wanted to make sure she does the best she can in the role, so she …