For sixteen years, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Manitoba office has walked alongside community-based organizations (CBOs) to document the strengths and challenges facing the hard-working and dedicated CBOs whose mandates are to serve the people of Winnipeg’s inner city. The State of the Inner City Report series shines a light on the ecosystem of not-forprofit organizations who’ve emerged over the past forty years to respond to racialized, spatially concentrated inner city poverty; poverty that is double the average of Winnipeg as a whole. These organizations — some big and some very small — take direction from the communities they serve: to support the empowerment of residents including children, youth and families, as well as those who may live alone. They do so by providing no-barrier-to-access spaces, recreation and life-skills programming to those facing new as well as inter-generational traumas, access to basic needs and community driven safety through social development and neighborhood revitalization. Read the State of the Inner City 2020 report HERE.