March 21, 2023 - Press Conference Held at The Canadian Museum For Human Rights By The Province To Share Details of The March 7 Provincial Budget Announcement
Photo Above: Dale Kendal, Scott Smith (Family Advocacy Network), Premier Heather Stefanson, Marda Bone (People First of Manitoba), Hon. Rochelle Squires (Minister of Families), Margo Powell (Abilities Manitoba), Jessica Croy (Special Adviser to The Minister of Families).
March 7, 2023 Provincial Budget Announcement
The Provincial Budget came out on March 7, 2023, and we received the single largest investment in our history. The increase will allow organizations to improve front line wages significantly.
The announcement represents just over 50% of our ask. We continue to aim for funded wages that remain 60% above minimum wage and vastly improved and standardized training. For now, we take a breath and express appreciation.
The fact that there was a standing ovation in the House when the announcement was made shows very clearly that MLA's were aware of our collective advocacy. Thank-you to each and every one of you who has pushed this forward from your corner of the world. We've been heard, and you should feel most proud. Onward and upwards!