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.
- An estimated 127,000 (1 in 10) Calgarians, including 22,000 children are living in poverty, creating a long-term impact on our entire community.
- One if five Calgarians are worried about not having enough money for food.
- Several events are taking place throughout the month of October to showcase Calgary’s work around reducing poverty in our communities.
Click the following link to download a copy of the Proclamation: End Poverty Month 2017