Abraham Bwalya, Pan Am Place resident
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I moved into Pan Am Place the day I turned 18. Without it I would have been sleeping in churches, homeless shelters, empty buildings or public parks.

Pan Am Place provides me with food, entertainment, shelter and friendly staff members each day without fail. It also helped me get my first job. The individuals that constitute our society are also the responsibility of our society. People who are unable to obtain these human rights may grow up to be unhealthy, psychologically damaged, physically impaired, without social connections, in a state of dependence/lacking autonomy, and much more.

If an individual ends up with these issues, then not only will they be unable to exert themselves to their fullest potential, they’ll be more likely to become burdensome to society.

Abraham Bwalya, Pan Am Place resident

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Citizen Priorities

HOUSING

  1. Increase supports for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
  2. Improve the affordability of rental housing
  3. Improve the affordability of home ownership

POVERTY

  1. Provide increased opportunities to earn a living wage
  2. Increase services that encourage and support transition into the workforce
  3. Increase supports for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless

FOOD SECURITY

  1. Increase access to affordable and nutritious food
  2. Support programs to decrease food waste
  3. Support policies and programs to reduce reliance on food banks

SAFETY

  1. Provide gang prevention programs to youth and adults
  2. Reduce incidence of family violence/domestic conflict
  3. Increase neighbourhood watch programs

POVERTY

$
0
Manitoba’s minimum wage
SOURCE: PROVINCE OF MANITOBA, OCT. 1, 2017
$
0
Estimated living wage in Manitoba
SOURCE: CANADIAN CENTRE FOR POLICY ALTERNATIVES, SEPT. 1, 2017
A living wage is based on the principle that full-time work should provide families with a basic level of economic security. This means a family of four, with two parents working full-time, can pay for necessities, support the healthy development of their children, escape financial stress, and participate in the social, civic and cultural lives of their communities.

FINANCES

0
%
of Winnipeggers feel stress about their personal finances
SOURCE: WINNIPEG’S VITAL SIGNS 2017 ONLINE SURVEY

FOOD SECURITY

WINNIPEG - 6.3%
MANITOBA - 4.8%
CANADA - 2.5%
of the population used a foodbank
SOURCE: FOODBANKS CANADA, MARCH 2016

DIVE DEEPER INTO VITAL SIGNS

The Winnipeg’s Vital Signs® 2017 report identifies significant needs and trends by combining research with the results of surveys, in which community members provided insights on issue areas critical to quality of life in Winnipeg.

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IN OUR COMMUNITY

On October 26, River City 360 featured stories connected to human rights and needs.

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