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.
End Poverty Edmonton Community Launch of the Profile of Poverty & Action Guide for Faith Communities
On February 9th, EndPovertyEdmonton kicked off its first year as a community driven collective for change! more than 100 members of the public, including members of the Task Force, the 5 Community Tables and others who helped shape a progressive, inclusive and visionary Strategy to end poverty in a generation assembled at the Anglican Diocese in downtown Edmonton. Representatives from Edmonton’s Indigenous, faith and non-profit sectors came together with municipal and provincial government officials to mark the launch of two community publications: the Edmonton Social Planning Council’s Profile of Poverty in Edmonton 2017 Update and the Action Guide for Edmonton Religious and Spiritual Communities, produced in partnership by the Anglican Foundation, the Capital Region Interfaith Housing Initiative and EndPovertyEdmonton. Both publications underlined the launch of the Five Year Plan: a set of 35 concrete, tangible actions designed to lift 10,000 people out of poverty.
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.
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