News & Events
Events, stories from the media and other news about poverty in Edmonton.
Susannah Cameron is the Community Engagement Manager for EndPovertyEdmonton. On May 30 & 31 this year, she attended the Make It B.I.G. (Basic Income Guarantee) Public Forum in Calgary to hear experts, including those living in poverty, make the case for implementing a basic income in Alberta.
The majority of the North American population are not required to live in constant survival mode and likely do not understand what true survival actually is. The average person usually thinks of survival as the most obvious and basic items such as clothes on your back, stay close to food and water, have a place to get rest and find a way to get from A to B. There’s much more to survival.
EPE is asking community groups serving people living in poverty to consider sharing information about programs and other initiatives from advocacy to navigation and anything in between.
When it comes down to how much of my day is in advocating mode, I suppose it started at about 3 - 4 hours, three times per week. That was nearly six years ago.
The EndPovertyEdmonton (EPE) secretariat is hiring! We’re looking for a Research and Communications Assistant to work on information and data collection initiatives.
Full details and highlights from the Indigenous Culture and Wellness Centre e-scanning process are now available, including priorities expressed by community and recommendations for moving forward.
“Transit is generally recognized as one of those essential areas for connecting people in the community,” says Carrie Hotton-MacDonald, director of business integration and workplace development at Edmonton Transit Service. The aim of EndPovertyEdmonton’s GameChanger Accessible and Affordable Transit is to do just that - help Edmontonians stay connected with each other.
Regularly I get to work with government officials to advise on these very subjects. I advocate to keep all levels of government accountable to us, their citizens. Anyone can do this. If you are reading this, you can ask your politicians the same questions.
The cycle of poverty can be difficult to escape. But having a safe, comfortable, and affordable home to live in can make a real difference for individuals who are financially struggling.
I got in trouble with the law and was sent to jail for a year. I ended up in Calgary at Spy Hill. Once I was let out, I didn’t have a place to go and ended up living outdoors in Calgary.