Refreshed poverty reduction strategy for 2019–2023
Over the past five years, there have been significant changes in the social and economic landscape in our community. For example, citizens have experienced the effects of a significant fall in the price of oil, an increase in unemployment rates, and a persistent downturn in the economy. At the same time, progress has been made by community organizations, as well as all levels of government introducing of the Alberta Child Benefit, the increasing and indexing of income support programs to the cost of living, six new community hubs, and a national poverty reduction strategy to name a few. Yet, poverty is the day-to- day reality of more than 120,000 Calgarians.