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The Poverty Reduction Strategy Act, which mandates a long-term strategy to reduce poverty and increase social inclusion, came into effect on June 6, 2011. In May 2012, the Government of Manitoba released All Aboard: Manitoba’s Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion Strategy.

The strategy concluded its five-year cycle in May 2017. Since the implementation of All Aboard, there has been an increase in graduation rates, licensed child care spaces, and social and affordable housing units. However, despite progress on 17 out of 21 regulated indicators as of September 2017, Manitoba still has the highest child poverty rate of any province.

The 2016/2017 All Aboard Annual Report indicates that the Government of Manitoba is committed to renewing the strategy in 2017-2018. Currently, the Government of Manitoba has extended its deadline for community feedback on the next strategy to February 23, 2018.

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