Working Poor

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Over 100,000 Edmontonians are living in poverty. Many of them are working 2 or 3 jobs just to survive. They don’t have the money, connections, or support to thrive fully in our community. At EndPovertyEdmonton we think that’s too many people facing hard times for such a vibrant city.

As we’ve come together to address this, we’ve realized that the causes of economic poverty are manmade and therefore fixable.

One of the key needs is income - a livable income inside a livable economy that supports all of us - business, government, organizations, and every individual. We envision systems that serve everyone, where we all achieve prosperity.

The current Road Map points us at Living Wage discussions and encourages training, education and other employment supports.


What’s Happening Now


What’s Coming Up

Livable Economy

One of the challenges of understanding how well our economy is doing is the rates we use to measure it. By paying close attention to the details, we see a shifting economic picture emerging. Adjusting for this, while ensuring business is well supported and no person is in poverty requires new thinking on old problems.

The Pros and Cons of Technology

Artificial intelligence, communications technologies, and energy sector diversification and other influences are changing the way we work. What that means for the working poor, and those displaced from current employment, is a challenge we need to understand and face.


ENDPOVERTYEDMONTON WORKS WITH A NUMBER OF COMMUNITY PARTNERS ON THESE GAMECHANGER ISSUES. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PERSPECTIVE OF ONE OF OUR PARTNERS ON THIS TOPIC.