UWCA's Make the Month App - Available on Desktop and Mobile.

One person living in poverty is too many. Today, 1-in-10 Canadians live in poverty. That’s over 38,860 individuals and families right here in Central Alberta.  Through greater understanding and empathy, individuals are empowered to make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by poverty. The Make the Month app offers a glimpse into the lives of Central Albertans living in poverty.  

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About the App

Available on both desktop and mobile devices, the Make the Month app takes 10-15 minute and can be completed individually and used as a facilitation tool for in-person, virtual, or hybrid gatherings.

This virtual simulation allows users to select from over 15 regions across Central Alberta, providing customized data and scenarios tailored to each community. This collaborative effort with our community partners ensures that the app reflects the real challenges faced by families in our region. 

Other Resources

Tabletop Make the Month

Our interactive Make the Month Tabletop edition is a great in-person alterative to our Make the Month app, especially when accessible technology is limited. The tabletop activity can be completed individually or in groups of any size within approximately 10-20 minutes. Required resources include:

Poverty Simulations

This unique and powerful experience is designed to challenge perceptions and enhance empathy as participants gain deeper insight into the complex challenges facing Central Albertans living with low-income. If you are interested in learning more about hosting a poverty simulation with your workplace or community, let us know.