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.

Raise EIA during COVID-19

Basic needs are essential at all times, especially during a crisis, that’s why we are calling for an immediate increase to the EIA budget by $300 per person, per month for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Seniors Take Action

Upset the Province of Manitoba is giving middle and upper income seniors $200 during COVID-19 while low income Manitobans in need go without Take political action, donate yours, and show the provincial government that they must provide help to Manitobans who need support the most.

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Livable Basic Needs Benefit

Manitobans deserve help meeting essential needs, especially when they're affected by poverty. Our campaign calls on the provincial government to introduce a new Livable Basic Needs Benefit, replacing the existing Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) benefit.

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  • Urgent action needed to avoid humanitarian and poverty crisis in Manitoba – MPHM sends Open Letter to Province
    Make Poverty History Manitoba (MPHM) has written an Open Letter to the Manitoba Government for urgent action to support those struggling with poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 disproportionately affects people living in poverty as income is a social determinant of health. MPHM is concerned that the Manitoba government is making matters worse, particularly in relation to: Employment ...
  • A $200 Cheque: The Right Step? Or a drop in the bucket?
    Premier Brian Pallister’s announcement on May 26, 2020 of a one-time $200 cheque to support low-income Manitobans with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic feels like a step in the right direction. It’s finally some sort of response to the calls from our coalition and other Manitobans for the province to better support those living in poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic. In reality, ...
  • The Potential Troubles of EIA, CERB, & COVID-19 in Manitoba
    Manitoba’s income support system may leave many at risk of being worse off than they are currently & advocates are raising multiple concerns with EIA, CERB, & COVID-19 Make Poverty History Manitoba has been calling on the provincial government to provide EIA recipients with an additional $300 per month during the pandemic. In the absence of a provincial response, many people on EIA have ...

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