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End Poverty Edmonton

End Poverty Edmonton
The EndPoverty Edmonton Task Force is composed of 22 leaders and community stakeholders and chaired by Mayor Don Iveson and Bishop Jane Alexander. Launched in March 2014, it aims to advance a vision of shared prosperity for all and create a city where every Edmontonian has an equal opportunity to live, work, participate and thrive. This initiative is building on a legacy of work in our city and province around finding innovative solutions to poverty. In particular, EndPoverty Edmonton is founded on the work of the City’s 2012/13 Steering Committee to Eliminate Poverty, the Poverty Reduction Strategy of the Alberta Government and the work of the United Way Capital Region. This reflects our belief that building a community where everyone prospers means we all need to work together. EndPoverty Edmonton task force members include many perspectives from the business sector, academia, faith and social services, health care and the Government of Alberta.

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Who are the ‘1 in 10’ Experiencing Poverty in Edmonton?

Posted by End Poverty Edmonton on September 19, 2019

A Profile of Poverty in Edmonton (2019) was produced through a partnership betweenEdmonton Social Planning Council and EndPovertyEdmonton. The report provides community, support agencies and government an important understanding of what poverty in our city looks like. It also draws attention to the socioeconomic factors that cause it.

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New Affordable Housing Initiative in Edmonton

Posted by End Poverty Edmonton on July 7, 2016

Vulnerable and at-risk families in Edmonton will now have a chance at a safe place to call home. The City of Edmonton will be starting construction soon on a 70-unit apartment building, with mixed income units.

The project is expected to provide homes for approximately 230 people.

"We are pleased to see this kind of key investment in our community as everyone deserves a place to call home. Affordable housing is one of the critical components to ending poverty in Edmonton and we will continue to work with the Government of Alberta, housing providers and community support service providers to ensure these kinds of investments are made."
-Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton

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