Executive Director, Meaghon Reid, weighed in on how many families are struggling with access technology and internet connections in an interview with CBC. "There's a lot of people going through the pandemic and poverty right now," said Meaghon Reid with Vibrant Communities Calgary. Reid says at least 200,000 Calgarians are experiencing poverty. Some were in that category before COVID-19 and others have fallen into poverty during the pandemic.
"Especially mothers are really struggling, balancing work and child care, and with the new restrictions, that's really pronounced right now," she said.
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