October is End Poverty Month in Calgary and VCC wants to encourage everyone to share their thoughts on poverty in our city and how we make a difference by working together as a community.
Together we are innovative and come up with solutions to complex challenges. We are privileged to work with dedicated and passionate Calgarians that are a driving force for creating change in our city.
Activities throughout October will amplify the voices of lived experience and will raise awareness of poverty reduction efforts in Calgary. Voting is a direct and powerful way to influence change in our city, a quick reminder to vote on October 18 and get out the vote with the #nonprofitsvote campaign.
Change starts with each of us. Join us to learn, engage and take action in poverty reduction in our community:
- Take the Enough for All Poverty Pledge and share on social media using the hashtags #EndPovertyMonthYYC and #enoughforall.
- Join Poverty Talks! annual event for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty for an in-depth conversation about poverty in Calgary, led by people with lived experience. Learn about the challenges of living in poverty and how everyone can be a part of the solution. Register to attend Poverty: It’s a Trap on October 17 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
- Keep an eye out for upcoming episodes of Let’s Talk Poverty. This month we sit down with Mayor Nenshi to get his insights on over a decade of serving as Calgary’s mayor and his hopes for the future. We also catch up with Poverty Talks! Sue Gwynn to talk about the voices of lived experience.
- Continue on your learning journey towards Truth and Reconciliation by checking out the latest teachings of the Enough for All Indigenous Advisory Committee.