Today CCPA-Manitoba released our 5th State of the Inner City Report - It Takes All Day To Be Poor, at Winnipeg's Circle of Life Thunderbird House. CCPA director, Shauna MacKinnon, welcomed more than 100 community members and inner city service providers and spoke about some of the progress being made in the inner city and the importance of the collaborative research relationship between CCPA and inner city organizations.
Diane Roussin from Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre and Community Led Organizations United Together (CLOUT) also spoke about the importance of our research and how it is used by the community to advocate for improved policy and program support.
Sarah MacKinnon, of Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY) talked about the complicated lives of the people that she deals with as an advocate for youth living in poverty.
Jim Silver, CCPA-MB board member and chair of the University of Winnipeg Inner City Studies Program, spoke of the advances which have been made in the Lord Selkirk area since the first SIC five years ago.
The report is available on this website.