October 27, 2016

Enough for All campaign launched in Calgary

Currently, 1 in 10 Calgarians live in poverty. In Calgary 1 in 5 people are concerned about not having enough money for food, and 1 in 3 people are concerned about not having enough money for housing. 

Enough for All is a campaign created to remove the barriers and the stigma attached to poverty and encourage Calgarians to take action. Together, concerned Calgarians have chosen a red ring to symbolize the commitment needed to end poverty in Calgary. All Calgarians are encouraged to make this commitment and take action. 

“Poverty makes it hard to be optimistic about the future. It impacts high school completion rates, childhood development, accessing and maintaining employment, and overall health and well being,” said Lucy Miller, President & CEO of United Way of Calgary. “We believe there is Enough for All and by harnessing the collective energy and passion of Calgarians, we can reduce poverty in our community.” 

The campaign is driven by everyday Calgarians who came together to fight poverty, and is part of the overall Enough for All strategy, Calgary’s community-driven poverty reduction strategy with the bold goal of reducing poverty by 50 per cent by 2023. 

Please visit www.EnoughforAll.ca to learn more.