October is end poverty month
Mayor Naheed Nenshi and City Council has proclaimed October to be “End Poverty Month”.
End Poverty Month was initiated to raise awareness for the serious social issue of poverty and to serve as a platform for Calgarians to realize their contribution to poverty reduction. It is centered around the United Nation’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17th each year.
- In 2013, Calgary adopted Enough for All, our city’s 10-year poverty reduction strategy
- Low income is the greatest determinant of poverty, leading to social isolation, poor physical health, homelessness, negative early childhood development and lack of dignity, opportunity and choice
- Several events are taking place throughout the month of October to build awareness and highlight Calgary’s work around poverty in our communities.
Click the following link to download a copy of the Proclamation: End Poverty Month 2018.