Your Winnipeg in 2030: Making poverty history

Children, Youth & Families

Bishop Jane Alexander, Co-chair of End Poverty Edmonton, headlines The Winnipeg Foundation’s next Vital Conversation: “Your Winnipeg in 2030: Making poverty history”

The Winnipeg Foundation, in partnership with Make Poverty History Manitoba, invites you to join a dynamic and interactive Vital Conversation about envisioning a city without poverty.

WHAT:Your Winnipeg in 2030: Making poverty history
DATE:Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018
TIME:7 – 9 p.m., doors at 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION:The Power Corporation Atrium, University of Winnipeg
Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex
599 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal No. 1 is No Poverty by 2030. Ending poverty is no small task. We must recognize poverty is complex, multi-layered, and interconnected. We can be successful when all citizens can see humanity in the face of poverty. Hear about the progressive actions of End Poverty Edmonton, from its Co-Chair Bishop Jane Alexander. Discover the collaborative efforts of the anti-poverty movement in Winnipeg. Share your ideas about making poverty history.

KEYNOTE:Bishop Jane Alexander, Co-Chair End Poverty Edmonton
PANELISTS:Kirsten Bernas, Make Poverty History Manitoba
Al Wiebe, Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness
Jackie Anderson, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre

The event is sold out, but there is a waitlist. More information at The event will also be livestreamed at

Media is welcome to attend. Please contact us if you’d like to speak with any of the presenters.

Vital Conversations convene citizens on issues of importance, as determined by the community. They were born out of the community’s enthusiastic response to sessions held as a part of Winnipeg’s Vital Signs®. Released in October 2017, the Vital Signs report combined research, a public survey and community conversations to provide insights on what’s important to Winnipeggers. Four themes emerged: Reconciliation, Belonging, Well-bring, and Lines that Divide our community.

The Winnipeg Foundation is For Good. Forever. We help people give back to our shared community by connecting generous donors with Causes they care about For Good. We’re are an endowment-based public foundation, so gifts are pooled and invested, and the annual earnings are distributed back to the community Forever. Formed in 1921, we are proud to be the first community foundation in Canada.

Make Poverty History Manitoba is a multi-sectoral collaborative coalition representing business, education, student, youth, Aboriginal, newcomer, labour, women’s, disability, urban, rural, and northern communities. The coalition’s efforts are directed primarily at the provincial level. However, its work contributes toward the achievement of Make Poverty History’s national campaign objectives. The coalition is committed to changing public policy to achieve a Manitoba without poverty.

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Media inquiries/questions:
LuAnn Lovlin, CFRE
Director of Communications & Marketing, The Winnipeg Foundation
T: 204.944.9474 ext. 232
C: 204.781.9336
Email LuAnn Lovlin

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