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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - June 10, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE A14 A 14 WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015 XYFOLIOXY winnipegfreepress. com Wednesday, June 10, 2015 A CONVERSATION THAT MATTERS WinnipegWednesday. ca HERE ARE THE QUESTIONS Pose these 4 questions over the course of a meal, giving each person an opportunity to answer.* What is the best thing about living in Winnipeg? United Way’s vision is “ a thriving community where everyone can reach their potential.” When you think of a better, thriving Winnipeg five years from now, what does it look like? We hear a lot about social issues like poverty, homelessness, school readiness, race relations, and safety. Considering these issues— and others— which matter most to you? What makes them important to you? It’s been said that families, in their many forms, are the building blocks of a thriving community. Based on your own experience, how can we best support families and ensure they thrive in our community? 1 2 3 4 PRESENTED BY The percentage of Winnipeggers who have a strong sense of belonging to their community has grown from 64% in 2003 to 68% in 2013 — compared to 66% nationwide. FOOD FOR THOUGHT JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Despite only being 8kms apart, there’s a 19 year difference in life expectancy between the Winnipeg neighbourhood with the highest household income and the one with the lowest. 28% of Winnipeg children are not ready to learn when they enter school. In one of our lowest income areas, the rate is much higher, at 40%. While the Winnipeg unemployment rate was 5.1% in 2006, in our lowest income area it was 8.4%. * Tell us about it! Send us the highlights of your conversation to redtable@ unitedwaywinnipeg. mb. ca A_ 14_ Jun- 10- 15_ FP_ 01. indd A14 6/ 9/ 15 5: 01: 15 PM

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