01/10/2016 - 31/10/2016
Mayor Nenshi Proclaims October “End Poverty Month”
An estimated 22,000 children in Calgary are living in poverty, creating a long-term impact on our entire community. Over one-third of Calgarians worry about not having enough money for housing. One-in-five Calgarians worry about not having enough food.
This surprising and sad reality inspired Mayor Nenshi to officially declare October “End Poverty Month” in Calgary. The proclamation is in recognition of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17. The momentum to end poverty in Calgary is building. Let’s join together to build a resilient city where poverty cannot take root.