The EndPovertyEdmonton Strategy

 

The EndPovertyEdmonton Strategy aims to end poverty in Edmonton, not to merely manage it or help people cope with it. The Strategy builds a strong case for ending poverty on three fronts: the economic argument, the human rights case and the public opinion approach.

Between September 2014 and March 2015, 200 Edmontonians from diverse sectors and backgrounds were engaged in seven Working Groups to analyze issues on poverty and develop recommendations for action in their areas of focus. More than 80 recommendations and 400 actions were generated. From these recommendations, 28 priorities were identified as key starting point strategies to ending poverty. The priorities address poverty by responding to urgent and immediate needs, removing barriers to change, and tackling the root causes of poverty.

During the Fall of 2015, EndPovertyEdmonton engaged thousands of Edmontonians through in person engagement sessions and an online survey in order to validate and to help refine the Strategy. Please follow the links for the detailed reports. 

While there are no quick fixes that will end poverty, this strategy offers actions the people of Edmonton can take right now to have an immediate impact.

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WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE ON DECEMBER 15TH 2015 THE FINAL STRATEGY

WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED BY EDMONTON CITY COUNCIL.

 

For a shorter version, read our overview

 

The Six Game Changers

Recent research and best practices were examined to identify these six key areas that will make a significant difference to those people living with poverty. Some of the key local research, along with national and international research, was the Families First Edmonton research conducted by Community-University Partnership at the University of Alberta. These game changers chosen, through extensive research, were those areas that will make the most realizable impact in addressing poverty in our community.

 

#1 Eliminate Racism

#2 Livable incomes

#3 Affordable Housing

#4 Accessible & affordable transit

#5 affordable & quality child care

#6 access to mental health services