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How Is Manitoba Dealing With The Second Highest Child Poverty Rate In The Whole Country

Poverty is considered one of the most devastating social problems in the twentieth century. As prices increase and families get bigger, it becomes harder for the parents to establish financial stability, especially if there aren’t good employment opportunities. 

The government of Winnipeg recognized this problem, and the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg stated that “Manitoba remains the province with the highest rate of child poverty. More than 1 in 4 Manitoba children live in poverty. When speaking of children under the age of 6, it is 1 in 3. Manitoba used to be home to the federal ridings with the 1st, 3rd and 5th highest child poverty rates, but now we have the 1st, 3rd and 4th.” 

This problem requires a solution, especially now that the country is facing a big inflation crisis. Parents are now losing control over things and cannot afford their children’s needs. “It’s really detrimental to your children because you want to see them succeed, and you want them to see you successful,” said a Manitoban facing this wounding complication. 

The government of Manitoba has begun many different projects and plans to end or at least improve the child poverty rate in the province. One of the most significant projects that have started for this purpose is the Pathways to a Better Future: Manitoba’s Poverty Reduction Strategy and this plan focuses on breaking the “cycle of poverty” and giving Manitobans the deserved resources, access, and opportunities to accomplish a phenomenon quality of life. 

People are starting to suspect the promised plans. A report released by the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg remarked that it would take Manitoba more than one thousand four hundred fifty years to end poverty if they keep their current pace. Many wonder how the government will accomplish that goal, and the current focus is on Manitoba’s increasingly high inflation rate. 

Hopefully, Manitobans will begin to see new and positive changes in the upcoming years, everyone wants their children to live in the best conditions, and that’s what the government is trying to accomplish. 


– Halla Alhamed, U Multicultural

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of U Multicultural.


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