Category Archives: Events

Brewing up Debate: Alternatives to Austerity in Manitoba

Note time change!   Feb 9th start 6:00 pm – come for 5:30 and buy your snack and beverage of choice.

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Aboriginal people moving to the city need supports

New report suggests policy fixes, garners huge community support

Aboriginal migration launch crowdThe Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) launched its report, Moving to the City: Housing and Aboriginal Migration to Winnipeg before a packed room at the Circle of Life Thunderbird House on Tuesday. Continue reading

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Report launch – Moving to the City: Housing and Aboriginal Migration to Winnipeg

A Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Manitoba report
by Josh Brandon and Evelyn Peters Continue reading

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Winnipeg mayoral debate on environmental issues

Winnipeg’s all-candidates mayoral forum on the environment will take place September 30th at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church (603 Wellington Crescent). The forum will give voters the opportunity to hear how candidates would address major environmental challenges facing Winnipeg including mitigating climate change, protecting green space, reducing waste and containing urban sprawl.

The forum is sponsored by Green Action Centre, Manitoba Eco-Network, the Green Action Committee of the First Unitarian Universalist Church and Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Richard Cloutier, News Director at CJOB 680 will moderate.

Mayoral environment debate

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Thank you for a great supporter week

Jess Karen and Mandy (dog) warming up the pizza ovenThanks to everyone who came out to our supporter week open house on Thursday. The open house at the Social Enterprise Centre had some some great conversation as well as a taste of some wood fired pizza, made onsite in Gretel’s hand-crafted mobile oven. You can still download the video of the inspiring discussion between Lynne Fernandez and Jim Stanford on Economics for Everyone. Jim’s take away message for young activists fighting austerity and neoliberalism: “Educate, organize, mobilize”.

Meanwhile, CCPA continues to need your support. If you did not have a chance to sign up or renew your membership, I encourage you to do so today. CCPA’s progressive policy research plays an essential role in catalysing change and advancing social justice.

The best way to ensure progressive research continues to be published in Manitoba is by supporting the CCPA-MB. Help us continue to do community-based research and commentary on issues of social justice and environmental sustainability. To find out how you can support the CCPA go to our website:
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/join-or-renew

Join CCPA

or call our office 204-927-3200.

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CCPA MB research backs social movements, leveraging change

Evidence-based policy research can exert a powerful force for social change, especially when it stands with the community in its actions and organising. The role of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Manitoba is to inform social movements and to provide them the arguments they need to advocate for a progressive future. In a world where mainstream media too often takes its newsfeed from corporate spin and government news releases, the work CCPA-MB does in providing non-partisan, community-based research is essential for stemming the neoliberal assault on workers, the environment and on our communities. Continue reading

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Taking Back the City: Winnipeg 2014 Alternative Municipal Budget

Please join us for the official launch of Taking Back the City: Winnipeg 2014 Alternative Municipal Budget. The Alternative Municipal budget outlines what the City of Winnipeg could do if it were truly committed to social justice, environmental sustainability and sustained economic growth.

Winnipeg Alternative Budget poster FINALTuesday April 29th
11 am
Millennium Library
Carol Shields Auditorium
Join the event on Facebook and invite friends!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1374815936136137/

Twitter hashtag: #AMB2014

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