2023 Community Conversation

A discussion about ending child and family poverty

22 February 2023

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In 2023 Poverty Talks and Vibrant Communities Calgary partnered with Campaign 2000: End Child and Family Poverty to host a community conversation with seven working parents. A major theme that emerged was the exclusionary nature of the poverty line leading to limited access to benefits, programs and supports. Participants described a cycle that they couldn't get out of leading to feelings of desperation and hopelessness. Learn more about what we heard at the session.