Municipal

Enough for All is Calgary's poverty reduction strategy and it is collaboration between the City of Calgary and the United Way of Calgary and Area. The Enough for All (2016) strategy has the following goals:

  • All Calgary communities are strong, supportive and inclusive
  • Everyone in Calgary has the income and assets needed to thrive
  • Everyone in Calgary can easily access the right supports, services and resources
  • All Aboriginal people are equal participants in Calgary’s prosperous future

Enough for All (2016) has the following outcome goals:

  • By 2023, 95% of all people living in Calgary are at or above Statistics Canada’s Low-Income Cut-off (LICO) rates
  • By 2023, 90% of all people living in Calgary are at or above 125% of Statistics Canada’s Low-Income Cut-off (LICO) rates
  • By 2018, Calgarians consider reducing poverty to be a high priority

 

Resources

Summary: Select Poverty Reduction Strategies - Vibrant Communities Canada

Cities and the Federal Poverty Reduction Strategy - Tamarack Institute

Ending Poverty Starts Locally: Municipal Recommendations for a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy (2017)

A Guide for Cities Reducing Poverty (2016)

What Municipalities Can and Can't do to Prevent and Reduce Poverty in our Communities

Case Study: Four Phases of Poverty Reduction in Saint John

Ideas presented here do not reflect the COH and the Homeless Hub.