E4A in Action

Report to Community

Our collective progress towards achieving Enough for All in 2021

8 June 2022

  • The strength of the Enough for All strategy was highlighted for us again last year as it has continued to be a credible and reliable north star of the system changes that are still needed to make poverty history in Calgary.

    Cori Ghitter Chair, Vibrant Communities Calgary Board of Directors

  • How many Calgarians live in poverty?

    A

    55,700

    B

    125,000

    C

    189,000

  • I am proud of the work that United Way and Enough For All moved forward together in 2021, a year that challenged us all, especially those experiencing poverty. The root causes of poverty need to be met with practical solutions that support youth to complete high school, build strong and inclusive communities, and create ethical space with Elders and Indigenous community members.

    Karen Young, president and CEO, United Way of Calgary and Area

  • The City of Calgary is a proud partner in the implementation of the Enough For All strategy, working together with community on the 10 levers of change to reduce poverty in Calgary is key as we continue to recover as a community and build a resilient Calgary into the future.

    Melanie Hulsker, Director Calgary Neighbourhoods, City of Calgary

  • 80,000+

    website hits in 2021

  • The Team Stewarding the Strategy

    Meet VCC's team

  • 20

    interviews with news media

  • 17,500

    Enough for All followers & subscribers

  • How much in benefits was paid to Calgarians living in low income accessing free tax clinics?

    A

    $15,000

    B

    $5,550,000

    C

    $41,000,000

  • The Blackfoot language doesn't have a term for poverty.

    A

    True

    B

    False

  • What the Enough for All strategy proposes is that Calgarians come together. Not to have the same conversations we’ve already had or affirm the status quo. We aren’t just here for incremental change. We are challenging the charitable model, pushing to prevent poverty as well as reduce it, in order to transform the lives of Calgarians and apply generational thinking.

    Meaghon Reid Executive Director, VCC

  • 1 in 5

    women in Calgary earn minimum wage

  • Food bank use in Calgary rose in 2021 over the year prior by...

    A

    11%

    B

    22%

    C

    44%

  • In

    2021

    we recognized the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

  • How much income support does a single person with a disability or barriers to employment receive annually?

    A

    $13,680

    B

    $37,750

    C

    $25,550

  • Momentum was pleased to partner with Vibrant Communities Calgary to advance Enough for All. Last year, Enough for All partners continued to provide opportunities for Calgarians living on low-incomes to reduce their debt and build savings through the Aspire financial empowerment collaborative despite the challenges of the pandemic. For example, over 4,835 participants filed their taxes in 2021 through 652 tax clinics offered by 16 agencies and received a collective total of $3,481,176 in refunds.

    Jeff Loomis, executive director, Momentum

  • 12%

    of Calgarians experience food insecurity

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