Calling on Winnipeg's Mayor to Develop a Comprehensive Poverty Reduction Plan
Concerned about poverty in our city? Did you know up to 107,000 Winnipeggers are living in poverty?
Want our Mayor and Council to take more action to reduce poverty among Indigenous peoples as part of the City's "Journey of Reconciliation"? Did you know that 35% of Indigenous Winnipeggers live in poverty, compared to 14% of non-Indigenous Winnipeggers?
Want innovative and inclusive ideas from the City to help end homelessness by increasing safe and affordable housing?
Want to see better public transit services and the introduction of a low-income bus pass program?
These, and many more comprehensive public policy ideas are all possible. They are all included in Make Poverty History Manitoba’s comprehensive community plan - Winnipeg Without Poverty: Calling on the Mayor to Lead.
The City of Winnipeg should use this plan, based on the priorities and knowledge of the community, to develop a Winnipeg poverty reduction strategy.
We call on the Mayor of Winnipeg to:
-Be a Champion for a Winnipeg Without Poverty
-Commit to leading the development of a comprehensive poverty reduction plan for Winnipeg with progress indicators that have targets and timelines
Sign this petition, join our mailing list, and join other Winnipeggers who believe in this vision.
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