How does poverty impact our community?
What steps can be taken to alleviate the problem?
What should our political leaders be doing?
The South West Alberta Coalition on Poverty is a regional group of individuals, groups, and agencies working together to reduce poverty and effects on children, families and communities in southwest Alberta by:
- Advocating for healthy public policy
- Increasing awareness
- Strengthening community capacities
- Mobilizing community action, and
- Supporting creative solutions
In fall 2005, the coalition released its second regional report on child poverty in south-west Alberta. The report was undertaken in an effort to understand the prevalence and severity of child poverty and related impacts in southern Alberta.
Speaker: Stasha Donahue. Stasha Donahue is the Co-Chair of the South West Alberta Coalition on Poverty, is a Health Promotion Specialist with the Chinook Health Region.