Moving people from poverty to possibility

Did you know…

…in Red Deer 13% of the population or 5,900 individuals or families are living in poverty

…100s more are struggling with a low or limited income throughout Central Alberta

One person in poverty is too much.  We believe that by focusing on strategies that reduce poverty we can help to break the cycle of poverty for residents in Central Alberta. To enable people to move out of poverty we partnered with 8 programs that supported 4,049 people to improve their lives.  Through our investments in housing, employment and financial literacy programs we are helping people to meet their basic needs, build pathways out of poverty and build assets.

How we are making a difference

We have made three year grants available to enable more stability for programs.

We have partnered with 8 programs.

We are a partner in the Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance.  CAPRA is working to reduce the number of barriers that exist for persons living in poverty to ensure that Central Alberta is A Vibrant Community Where Everyone Thrives.

We co-hosted several poverty simulation events in Central Alberta. Call us if you’d like to arrange one for your group!

We have promoted the challenges faced by community members living with low or limited income through our newsletter and social media.

A life is changed

Struggling with depression and anxiety, John* remained in his parent’s basement for over a decade. Through the support of the Systems Navigator, he is finishing his GED and is looking ahead at a career possibilities.  (agency comment)

*name is changed

Funded programs

Canadian Mental Health Association

  • Navigation and Outreach

Central Alberta Refugee Effort Committee s

Central Alberta Women’s Outreach Society

  • Julietta’s Place

Cosmos Group of Companies 

  • Career Connections

Family Services of Central Alberta

  • ABC Program

John Howard Society of Red Deer

  • Client Intake & Liaison

Junior Achievement

  • Financial Literacy Volunteer Development

Red Deer Native Friendship Society

  • Mentor Support