Poverty is the condition in which people are without the supports, means and choices needed to attain and maintain a basic standard of living. Vibrant Communities Calgary and the Canadian Poverty Institute are working towards creating a community where there is enough for all. The profiles included in this document highlight the experiences of poverty in all 14 wards of Calgary. Each profile is based on the new municipal ward boundaries, which take effect in October 2021.
These profiles were developed by Vibrant Communities Calgary and the Canadian Poverty Institute to equip the community with poverty-specific data related to Calgary’s 14 wards. This information can be used to stimulate debate and highlight poverty as a key election issue with local candidates.
Items marked with an asterisk (*) are defined in the glossary below.
To learn more about individual wards, click on the interactive map to view each ward's statistics page, or start at Ward 1 and continue from there.