Join Calgary’s Mayor Naheed Nenshi, and more than 300 cities reducing poverty!
Prior to COVID-19, Canada experienced the most dramatic drop in poverty in recorded history. Between 2015 and 2019, our national poverty rate dropped from 14.5% to 10.1% and 1.3 million Canadians were lifted out of poverty.
Child poverty rates followed a similar downward trend, with 435,000 fewer children living in poverty in 2019 than in 2015, and Alberta announcing a 50% reduction in child poverty. Poverty rates amongst seniors have been reduced to the lowest of three age brackets.
Join us virtually from May 5-6, 2021 as we explore proven and impactful pathways to ending poverty. Together, we will co-create our next steps.