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Let's Talk Poverty

Dec 8, 2021

In this episode, Vibrant Communities Calgary and EndPovertyEdmonton’s Executive Directors share perspectives on poverty reduction and the future of Alberta. Discussing innovation and public will, the concept of servicing poverty, the role of policy in poverty reduction, and how municipalities are leading the way.

Nov 17, 2021

In this episode, VCC’s Meaghon Reid sits down with Momentum’s Jeff Loomis to talk about financial empowerment, innovations like the QUBER savings app, skills training, reconciliation, and why investing in the local economy and adopting social procurement policies are valuable practices.

Oct 20, 2021

In this episode, Jaclyn Silbernagel catches up with Sue Gwynn from Poverty Talks! to chat about the importance of engaging with the voices of lived experience. Hear about why Poverty Talks! challenges perceptions around poverty, how models and systems keep people in poverty, and why poverty is a trap.

Oct 6, 2021

In this episode, VCC’s Executive Director Meaghon Reid sits down with Mayor Naheed Nenshi. Mayor Nenshi is one of the original champions of the Enough for All strategy and emphasizes how ‘my neighbour’s strength is my strength.’ Listen to them discuss priorities for Calgary and poverty reduction, insights from...

Sep 22, 2021

VCC's Executive Director Meaghon Reid sits down with Karen Young, president and CEO of the United Way of Calgary and Area, to discuss how community partnerships deliver dividends in the poverty reduction space. The United Way is a leader in developing key partnerships that drive results. Get to know what the United...