The End of Poverty
Prior to COVID-19, Canada experienced the most dramatic drop in poverty in recorded history. Between 2015 and 2018, our national poverty rate dropped from 14.5% to 11.0% and one million Canadians were lifted out of poverty.
Child poverty rates followed a similar downward trend, with 566,000 fewer children living in poverty in 2018 than in 2012, and Alberta announcing a 50% reduction in child poverty. Poverty rates amongst seniors have been reduced to the lowest of three age brackets.
Join Tamarack’s Cities Reducing Poverty Network virtually from May 5-6, 2021 to explore proven and impactful pathways to ending poverty. Together, we will co-create our next steps.
This virtual gathering is open to everyone. It will host learners from 350 communities, each one committed to ending local poverty. Elected officials from all levels of government, city staff, business leaders, funders, poverty reduction collaborative leaders, community organizations, and experts with lived/living experience of poverty will teach and learn together. The event is open to anyone interested in learning about innovative ways that all sectors can work together to end poverty. We invite you to be part of this monumental discussion.