Sustaining the Journey: Effective Poverty Reduction Strategies in Southwestern Alberta

Western Alberta Coalition on Poverty,

Year: 2005

This 29-minute video highlights the issue of poverty and its impacts on families, communities and societies as a whole. Sustaining the Journey is a collection of stories and perspective on what we need to do to ensure our efforts on poverty are effective and maintained with a focus on empowering and building capacity in the community, with a look at local examples of children, youth and parent initiatives, housing, as well as food security initiatives such as breakfast clubs, community kitchens, and a good food club. Community workers, volunteers and those affected by poverty all share their experiences in an effort to assist other communities to find innovative and sustainable solutions. This resource can be ordered by contacting Stasha Donahue at SWACP, Co-Chair Population Health-Chinook Health Region Box 520 Fort Macleod, Alberta (403) 553-5352 E-mail: . Videos (VHS) are $10.00 each with a $5.00 fee for shipping and handling.

Read more

A Basis for Action for Socially Inclusive Communities (PDF)

The Reality of Child & Family Poverty in Southwest Alberta (PDF)