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Creating Pathways Out of Poverty is a bold initiative - one that we must take on together as a community. Governments are working to build up supports; non profits are focused on delivering a balance of programs and services; and corporate partners are exploring investments in key initiatives and opportunities for workplace campaigns. And YOU as a community member have an important role, too.


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Poverty is about not being able to make ends meet – and that means more than just a lack of food, shelter and clothing.

Poverty takes many forms and in most cases results in a loss of self-esteem, identity, privilege, and power. When we talk about poverty, we’re really talking about an absence of more than just money, we’re talking about an absence of support for children from birth to kindergarten, we’re talking about families and individuals not able to maintain independence and financial stability in their homes and lives, and we’re talking about communities unable to find the resources to strengthen well being and the neighbourhoods in which we live.

For the 120,000 people living in poverty in the Alberta Capital Region, it means so much more than not having enough money. It means devoting more time to just surviving; it can mean forgetting what hope is, living in fear of what might happen today or the next.

Poverty is not being able to make ends meet - and that means more than a lack of food, shelter, and clothing. For the 120,000 people living in poverty in the Alberta Capital Region, poverty means so much more than not having enough money. It means devoting more time to just surviving; it can mean forgetting what hope is, living in fear of what might happen today or the next.

Together, we are changing lives.

Danisha's family was thrown into poverty when her father died unexpectedly. With great foresight, her mother enrolled her in Big Brother Big Sisters, changing the course of her life forever.

Danisha's family was thrown into poverty when her father died unexpectedly. With great foresight, her mother enrolled her in Big Brother Big Sisters, changing the course of her life forever.

Grant is connected to United Way both as a client and as a volunteer. He is grateful that he is able to store his identification at Boyle Street Community Services through the Edmonton Safe ID Storage Service.

Grant is connected to United Way both as a client and as a volunteer. He is grateful that he is able to store his identification at Boyle Street Community Services through the Edmonton Safe ID Storage Service.

Brittany was on a destructive path until her school counsellor encouraged her to take part in a 14 week paramilitary program offered by the Neighbourhood Empowerment Team.

Brittany was on a destructive path until her school counsellor encouraged her to take part in a 14 week paramilitary program offered by the Neighbourhood Empowerment Team.


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