Poverty Simulations

Discover what people living in poverty face every day

What is a Poverty Simulation?

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. The simulation replicates a month in the life of a family experiencing poverty, with participants assuming the roles of family members and working alongside their family unit to maintain access to food, shelter, and other basic needs – all while navigating a range of obstacles and challenges.

  • Length: Three hour event (2 hour simulation; 1 hour debrief)
  • People: Between 45 and 80 participants; Requires 20 volunteers
  • Location: Requires a minimum space of at least 3,000 sq ft with lots of tables and chairs

Attend a Poverty Simulation

Take part in upcoming Poverty Simulations in Central Alberta: