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Mind the Gap: new approaches to Wealth Inequality

The Poverty Studies Summer Institute at Ambrose University

Just two years ago, in January 2015, the unemployment rate in Alberta was hovering around 4.6%. Today, it is about double that at 8.8%.

Statistics like these do little to describe the extent of the hardship some Albertans are facing these days. Fortunately organizations like the Canadian Poverty Institute at Ambrose University are searching for solutions to end poverty in Canada.
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‘It Feels Like We’ve Sparked a Movement’

People are thirsting to be involved in Calgary’s new poverty reduction initiative, and creatively finding their own ways to do so

Calgary’s poverty reduction initiative is called Enough for All — and it’s shifting the conversation about what it means to reduce poverty. People are thirsting to be involved. “Let’s talk about us as a community,” is the rallying cry. “We’re all in this together, and we have to figure out how we build the community that works for all of us.”
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