Edmonton enjoys significant prosperity; fewer Edmontonians are living in poverty now than 10 years ago. But the city’s prosperity has not reached everyone.
More than 100,000 Edmontonians live in poverty—30,000 of them are children.
Simply managing poverty is not a solution. Poverty costs Edmonton billions in healthcare and social services: up to $7.1 billion each year. But more importantly, it costs us our future when children are too hungry to learn, or can’t access the skills they need to succeed.
The conversation needs to change; rather than talk about charity, we need to talk about investing in the future.
You Can Help
The Mayor's Task Force will engage with all Edmontonians. We invite you to be a part of the movement. Join the conversation, share your ideas and solutions, and lend your support in starting and maintaining a dialogue that is crucial for our city.
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