Here's what we know: 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 Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty held every year on October 17. Hear what she has to say about poverty in our city in the video below.