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Conference: The challenge of child poverty in Winnipeg

April 6, 2015 — 

Many children 17 years and younger are living in poverty or extreme poverty in Winnipeg.


On April 21 two University of Manitoba researchers will talk about this issue at the upcoming ESRI GIS Winnipeg conference on April 21.

Cynthia Dietz, GIS Environmental Studies Librarian at the U of M, and Sid Frankel, associate professor in the Faculty of Social Work, will report on trends in child poverty in Winnipeg between 2005 and 2012.

They have analyzed the distribution, concentrations, and geographic clustering of child poverty for children in general, for Aboriginal children, racialized children and children of recent immigrants. Other indicators that may co-occur with poverty will be presented by neighborhood, as well. They include social and material neighbourhood deprivation, health indicators, median shelter costs and change over time, housing tenure by type, housing condition and suitability, patterns of residential tenure and migrancy, percentage of lone-parent households and median highest educational attainment.  Neighborhoods where indicators are improving will be discussed, as are opportunities for other neighborhoods.

Their co-authors include:

  • Christina Maes Nino, Community Animator, Social Planning Council of Winnipeg
  • Darren Lezubski, Former Course Instructor and Research Consultant at Statistics Canada, Winnipeg
  • Susan Prentice, Professor, Faculty of Sociology, U of Manitoba, Winnipeg


Conference details

When: April 21, 2015
Where: Grand Ballroom, Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg
Conference website.


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