The Manitoba office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives congratulates Dr. Jim Silver as the recipient of the 2020 Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Administration for the IPAC Manitoba region.
Jim co-founded the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Manitoba office in 1997 with Wayne Anthony and the late Errol Black. Jim has served tirelessly with CCPA Manitoba as a Steering Committee member, a member of the CCPA's Member's Council and as a Research Associate.
Jim was very active in the redevelopment of the former Merchant’s Hotel into Merchant’s Corner on Selkirk Avenue and important inner city development initiatives such as the transformation of Lord Selkirk Park.
Jim is a prolific academic and mentor to many who are activists and academics in the inner city today. Some of his recent books include: Jim Silver, Solving Poverty (2016); Jim Silver and Josh Brandon (eds) Poor Housing: A Silent Crisis (2016); Jim Silver, About Canada: Poverty (2014); Elizabeth Comack, Lawrence Deane, Larry Morrissette and Jim Silver, Indians Wear Red: Colonialism, Resistance and Aboriginal Street Gangs (2013); Jim Silver (ed) Moving Forward, Giving Back: Transformative Aboriginal Adult Education (2013); Jim Silver Good places to Live: Poverty and Public Housing in Canada (2011); Lynne Fernandez, Shauna MacKinnon and Jim Silver (eds), The Social Determinants of Health in Manitoba (2010 and 2015). There are also countless reports and fast facts written by Jim on our website www.policyalternatives.ca/offices/manitoba
Jim Silver's incredible leadership and dedication to social justice in inner city Winnipeg, Manitoba and Canada is an inspiration to all who know him. Congratulations Jim on this honour.