Community Working Together

EndPovertyEdmonton is a community initiative working towards prosperity for all through advancing reconciliation, the elimination of racism, livable incomes, affordable housing, accessible and affordable transit, affordable and quality child care, and access to mental health services and addiction supports.

Together, we can change the conversation on poverty and ensure every Edmontonian has the opportunity to thrive.

What is Poverty?

People experience poverty when they lack , or are denied, economic, social and cultural resources to have a quality of life that sustains and facilitates full and meaningful participation in the community.

Aiming Upstream

EndPovertyEdmonton is the work of many agencies and service providers in Edmonton coming together to determine how a coordinated approach can have a greater impact on poverty in our city.

To do this, we aim understand services, and what systems and policy changes needs to occur to ensure those services meet the goal of eliminating poverty.

EPE is not a referral agency, funder, or service provider. It is a space for agencies, funders, service providers, people with the lived experience of poverty, and other Edmontonians to come together to share their experience and wisdom so that, as a community, we meet our goal of ending poverty in a generation (30 years.)

In Need?

If you are in need, please call 211, 311, or 911 as is appropriate.

Our Vision

Eliminate poverty in Edmonton in a generation.

Our Mission

To convene, coordinate and broker innovative partnerships, advocate for policy changes and build the capacity of Edmontonians to take action to end poverty. 

Guiding Principles

The EndPovertyEdmonton model of stewardship is founded on 6 guiding principles, rooted in Collective Impact theory, to shape its journey.

Authentic--rooted in local needs and our Indigenous community, equitable and inclusive

Adaptive--nimble, strategic and iterative

Sustainable--policy resilient, able to outlive short political terms

Innovative--a launching pad for innovation and sharing of ideas and learnings

Shared Accountability--based on clear multi partner commitments

Distributed Leadership--a community owned plan with a shared vision

A city that looks out for its most vulnerable is a city that succeeds.”
— Mayor Don Iveson
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