Sharing a Vision

The EndPovertyEdmonton movement has just begun. We know that ending poverty is a generational effort. It includes both changing hearts and minds and long-term policy change. This is why EndPovertyEdmonton is working with community organizations, businesses, faith communities and Edmontonians who share the vision of ending poverty here in a generation (30 years.)

For All of Us

Hard times don’t discriminate. With over 100,000 Edmontonians experiencing poverty and close to half of all Canadians living paycheque to paycheque, being swept under is a real fear facing too many of us. That’s why ending poverty doesn’t just mean fixing problems for those currently experiencing it-- it also means creating the robust economy and support systems that work better for all of us.

At EndPovertyEdmonton, we believe everyone should be able to access the supports they need to stand strong when currents try to pull them under.

A Better Conversation

It will take all of us working together to end poverty, and the first step to working together is building relationships. As we move further and further into community building those relationships, we’re constantly reinforcing the understanding that we’re talking to people from all walks of life, representing many experiences and backgrounds.

To make sure we all understand and support the goal of ending poverty, we’re looking at the ways we talk about the problems and the solutions. We seek to find our common points of agreement, regardless of background, and the solutions that serve us all: business, government, individuals and organizations, so we can move forward together.


What’s Happening Now

 

What’s Coming Up

EndPovertyEdmonton is actively engaged in seeking new ways to have difficult conversations and change the cultural narrative about poverty. This includes helping people understand what the definitions of poverty are, who experiences it, what causes it, and why it takes all of us to address the issues.