Here are the facts:
Edmontonians are currently living in poverty.
That’s about 1 in 8 of our citizens who make less than $16,968 per year for a single person and $33,936 per year for a family of four.
Edmontonians working full-time earn less than $15/hr.
Many of those people who are struggling to make ends meet include women, lone parent families and recent immigrants to our city.
The annual cost of poverty
This works out to $2700 every year for each taxpayer. Managing poverty costs us our future when our children are too hungry to learn.
News & Events
Events, stories from the media and other news about poverty in Edmonton.
Join the Conversation
Our approaches to ending poverty — even the ways we talk about poverty — are evolving. We invite you to raise your voice, share your opinions and be part of the conversation.
The new low income transit pass is one example of the great things that can happen when govts and the community work together to end poverty
Making public transit more affordable will enable more Edmontonians to reach their workplace, meet health needs and take part in community
An estimated 20,000 Edmontonians will be eligible for and make use of the newly announced low income transit pass