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Let's Talk Poverty

Jun 22, 2022

In this episode, Meaghon Reid sits down with the CEO of Calgary Reads, Steacy Pinney, to discuss how Calgary Reads is spreading early literacy across Calgary through the Dandelion strategy, and the importance of literacy and prevention in the early years. They also explore how relationships are the catalyst for progress...


Jun 1, 2022

In this episode, Jaclyn Silbernagel sits down with Sarah Sinclair, a Lawyer who leads the Indigenous justice program, Sahwoo mohkaak tsi ma taas (Blackfoot for “Before Being Judged”) at Calgary Legal Guidance. They discuss creating equal access to justice for Indigenous people, how Indigenous Law brings healing, and...


Apr 27, 2022

In this episode, Jaclyn Silbernagel is joined by policy and research specialist Lee Stevens to explore basic income. What a basic income could mean for Canadians and how it could have a positive impact on our social support systems. Insights into why basic income is a bold approach and why it’s important...


Apr 6, 2022

In this episode, Jaclyn Silbernagel and co-host Lee Stevens dig into the topics of child care, women, and the economy with Andrea Cox from YW Calgary and Nevena Ivanovic with the Women’s Centre of Calgary. Together they discuss why child care is an economic imperative, share insights into the care economy, and examine...


Jan 26, 2022

In this episode, Jaclyn Silbernagel is joined by Celestina Akinkunmi with the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA) to discuss how providing resources and supports makes a difference in how newcomers navigate and adjust to life in Canada. They examine the importance of removing language barriers from the...