Over 45 Canadian cities and community leaders gathered in Ottawa May 6 to 8 at the National Poverty Reduction Summit hosted by Tamarack. The EndPoverty Edmonton task force, City staff and Edmonton community leaders were a strong presence- there to share our accomplishments to date and to learn from others.
Mayor Don Iveson delivered a strong speech about Edmonton's work to end poverty at the opening morning session called Reducing Poverty Together: every City, Province and Territoray. He joined the Hon. Deb Matthews, Ontario's Deputy Premier and Minister Responsible for Poverty Reduction Strategy.
Interested in knowing more about cities working to end poverty? Check out this Memo to the Mayors of Canada, from Caledon's Sherri Torjman, a readable and hopeful document that highlights how cities "fuel the engines of national economies" and will be the drivers of change when it comes to ending poverty!