• Dr. Sid Frankel
  • Sid Frankel
    Associate professor

    Room 418G Tier Building
    173 Dafoe Rd
    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

    Fax: 204-474-7594




Dr. Sid Frankel's program of study focuses on poverty reduction policy, including basic income and the nonprofit sector. His research interests include: 

Recent Winnipeg Free Press articles:
Pandemic hits Manitoba's poor hardest
Universal basic income offers stability during crisis


Check out Sid Frankel's ResearchGate

Teaching and supervision

Dr. Frankel supervises numerous graduate-level students. Theses he has recently supervised include:

AMADI, D. (2021). Resilience in African female refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) living with mental health issues.

Hrabi, G. (2021). Access to care for acquired brain injury survivors: A critical qualitative inquiry.

Lavoie, R. (2021). Illuminating moral distress in social work: A grounded theory informed by critical realism.

Service and membership

Frankel's current memberships include:

  • Member - National Steering Committee, Campaign 2000 to End Child Poverty
  • Member - Board of Directors, Social Planning Council of Winnipeg
  • Member - Board of Directors, Basic Income Manitoba


Selected publications:

Frankel, S. (2020). The Pandemic and Manitoba’s Non-Profit Sector: A Case of Insufficient and Misdirected Provincial Public Policy. In Rounce, A., Levasseur, K. (eds.) Covid-19 In Manitoba:  Public Policy Responses to the First Wave. University of Manitoba Press.

Frankel S. (2020) Basic Income Advocacy in Canada: Multiple Streams, Experiments and the Road Ahead. In: Caputo R., Liu L. (eds) Political Activism and Basic Income Guarantee. Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-43904-0_8

Mulvale, J. P., & Frankel, S. (2019). Basic Income in Canada: Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead. In Implementing a Basic Income in Australia (pp. 237-257). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Frankel, S., & Levasseur, K. (2018). 9. A Patchwork of Funding Relationships in Manitoba: From Principal-Agent to Co-governance. In Funding Policies and the Nonprofit Sector in Western Canada (pp. 205-228). University of Toronto Press.