E4A in Action

Poverty Snapshot 2021

Taking Decisive Action

18 January 2022

Understanding poverty


Up 44%

Food Bank use from 2019


Monthly extra money required for an average family's food


Households in need of afforadable housing

Building a just recovery


  • Provide income supports that reduce poverty

  • Allocate sufficient funds in the 2022 Provincial budget for the Stronger Foundations Affordable Housing Strategy

  • Accelerate existing provincial targets for affordable housing

  • Reduce over-representation of Indigenous people with core housing needs

  • Prioritize neighbourhood investments and zoning changes based on an equity framework at the City of Calgary, to support affordable lifestyles

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