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CASE STUDY | Alberta Proves that, Yes We Can! Reduce Poverty

Case Studies, Poverty Reduction, Cities Reducing Poverty, Poverty Reduction Strategy

Alberta has experienced one of the most dramatic reductions in poverty on record. Over two years, poverty was reduced for more than 55,000 Albertans. The province’s child poverty rate dropped by 50%, from 10% to 5%, making it the lowest in Canada. This paper explores key federal and provincial policies that contributed to this decline. It also highlights the importance of collaboration between governments, cities and communities in rolling out policies and programs at the local level in order to amplify their impact.

Vibrant Communities Canada

By Vibrant Communities Canada

Vibrant Communities supports cities and local leaders to develop and implement large-scale change initiatives through two learning networks, Cities Reducing Poverty and Cities Deepening Community. A Vibrant Community can be created once the human, social and economic cost of poverty are significantly reduced. Together, these cities/regions aspire to reduce poverty in 100 cities.

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