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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 welfare has proved grossly inadequate in meeting what they need for food, shelter and other basic necessities of life. This has …

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Waging Peace

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By: David Newman This is one in a series of dispatches from David G. Newman, who attended the recent Rotary World Peace Conference 2016 in Ontario, California. These stories are inspired by the organizers and presenters to this peace conference and are posted by Mr. Newman on CNC as part of the process of advancing Positive Peace in Winnipeg. This article was originally posted on Community News Commons as part of his series, Creating Positive Peace. To read more stories from David, click here. …

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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 awareness to issues related to hunger and poverty. The goal is to develop empathy and social action among students, who may in turn …

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#iAMvol7: Make the Global Goals Famous

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#iAMvol7: Make the Global Goals Famous By: Stephanie Scott As a recent graduate in the international development field I am so pleased to be currently involved as a volunteer editorial board member for iAM. iAM, which stands for Ideas Actions Movements, is a multi-media e-magazine published by the Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) that promotes an increased awareness and understanding of international development concerns. It is targeted towards post-secondary students and professionals, and encourages active discussion and engagement. I am a Winnipegger …