Here are the facts: about 1 in 10 people live in poverty in our city, but we know that there are even more who cannot meet their basic needs especially with the current cost of living crisis. Another thing we know is that many factors contribute to poverty, but there are just as many solutions.
Mayor Jyoti Gondek, has proclaimed October as End Poverty Month to raise awareness. It is centred around the United Nation’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty held every year on October 17.
Throughout this month, Vibrant Communities Calgary, along with the City of Calgary, the United Way of Calgary and Area and Momentum, will be working to amplify the voices of lived experience and highlight the root causes of poverty as well as poverty reduction efforts throughout our city.
Join us to learn, engage and take action in poverty reduction in our community:
- Get the Facts and follow #EndPoverty on social media.
- Become more familiar with Enough for All, Calgary’s poverty reduction strategy.
- On October 17, Poverty Talks! along with the City of Calgary Community Social Workers will host Community Conversations across the city on Making Decisions for the Future: Ending Poverty Once and for All.
- Take the Enough for All personal pledge. It has actions you can take to help make a difference in our community. It also subscribes you to our bi-weekly newsletter with key topics, community events and the latest news.