As we reflect on 2019, we, as a community, made incredible strides in making aspects of what contributes to poverty in Calgary, now, only part of our history. We worked with individuals, community groups and leaders to increase local capacity work to develop concrete poverty reduction initiatives. Diligent work happened broadly across our levers of change, as we saw changes in policies, regulations, investments, structures, and practices, as well as developments in programs, services, and supports that help Calgarians ‘beat the odds.’ Together, we expanded public awareness and support to address various causes of poverty.
Our story this year was full of new chapters. In March 2019, the Enough for All Strategy refresh was launched. Enough for All 2.0: Leveraging our Communities’ Leadership to Tackle Poverty in Calgary was the culmination of countless hours of consultations from all sectors in our community. It was an affirmation that this strategy has worked, and a confirmation that there is still a lot of work to do.