Poverty Talks! is a collaborative initiative to support people who live in poverty to become involved in the political process and to raise public awareness of poverty issues. There is a significant lack of engagement of marginalized groups in the political process; this lack of engagement results in issues of concern to marginalized groups being largely absent from public debate and the political agenda. Poverty Talks! is designed to empower individuals in their own communities to develop grassroots initiatives that they can use to change society and governments for the betterment of people living in poverty.
To accomplish this, Poverty Talks! has organized a series of workshops designed to provide people living in poverty with the opportunity to identify issues of concern and develop a campaign to make sure those issues are addressed in municipal, provincial and federal elections. These workshops have provided participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective political activity, as well as the leadership skills to make a difference in their communities.
For more information, visit PovertyTalks’ facebook page.
A community where all people living on low-incomes have a voice that is respected.
To enable people who are living on low-incomes to become involved in the political process at the municipal, provincial and federal levels.
Vibrant Communities Calgary provides organizational and administrative support to povertyTALKS!