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Alberta Child Benefit Increase

Updated Living Wage

Press release: Calgary’s cost of living proxy has been updated

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Groups across Canada launch campaign to make poverty an election issue.

Alberta’s first worker-owned co-operative bakery…

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Barriers to vote press release

Press Release: Barriers to vote

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Alberta’s $7K asset limit for social housing seen as barrier for poor

Mayor Naheed Nenshi calls on all of Calgary to help eliminate poverty

Calgary Herald: Former VCC Board Chair appointed Minister of Finance

CBC News: Minimum Wage increase

See this interview featuring VCC about the implications of a higher minimum wage in Alberta, in light of the NDP’s promise to increase the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour over the next three years.

Global News: Homeless feeling neglected during election

October 2014 declared End Poverty Month by Mayor Nenshi

Press Release: End poverty month in Calgary

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Letter to City Council: Secondary Suites

Updated Living Wage for Calgary

Press Release: Updated living wage for Calgary

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Fair Fare’s Call to Action: Help us keep transit affordable, accessible & fair!

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Secondary suites motion, May 2014

From Words to Action: Albertans Can Afford a Real Poverty Reduction Strategy

Public Interest Alberta together with the Edmonton Social Planning Council and the Alberta College of Social Workers, released a new report entitled From Words to Action: Alberta Can Afford a Real Poverty Reduction Strategy. The report outlines critical recommendations for reducing poverty and creating vibrant communities in Alberta. We encourage you to share this report with your networks.

REAP awards honour green organizations

Media Advisory - Dare 2 Stair

Press release: Municipal poverty reduction leaders meet in Calgary

Fisher: In a city of riches, pause to think of the poor

VCC board member Joe Ceci speaks with Mike Fisher from the Calgary Herald about the face of poverty in our community.

Low-Income Lines: 2011 - 2012

Poverty Costs 2.0: Investing in Albertans

Norfolk Housing Association wins 2013 Vibrant Employer Award

April 10, 2013

How the Growing Gap Between Rich and Poor Affects Everyone

The Spirit Level’s Richard Wilkinson, with Alexa Briggs and Derek Cook
Held May 1, 2012 in Calgary, AB at Hotel Arts
Hosted by the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership and Vibrant Communities Calgary

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Alexa Briggs: “Four Things we Know About Poverty”

Alexa Briggs speaking May 1, 2012 in Calgary, AB in response to Richard Wilkinson and the social cost of income inequality

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Derek Cook of the Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative

The CPRI’s Derek Cook addressing an audience May 1, 2012 in Calgary in response to Richard Wilkinson

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Why Paying a Living Wage Makes Good Business Sense

The Globe and Mail: November 9, 2012

Challenging Malignant Indifference

Dan Meades, Director of Vibrant Communities Calgary, presenting at TEDx Calgary, December 11, 2011

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Minimum Wage hike not the job-killer of legend

Vancouver Sun: October 16, 2012

Poverty Reduction Bill - by Poverty Talks

Alberta minimum wage increase as of September 1

Calgary Herald: August 30, 2012

Minimum wage and a Living Wage

August 30, 2012

Low Income Transit Pass Review

Metro Calgary: August 6, 2012

John Rook on Secondary Suites

Calgary Herald: August 1, 2012

Soon-to-be CEO of the Calgary Homeless Foundation, Dr. John Rook, providing his thoughts on secondary suites in Calgary.

Latest Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) amounts

To see LICO numbers every year since 1992, visit Statistics Canada.

To download in word format: Low_Income_cut_offs_2011_levels.doc

Living Wage with First Calgary Financial and Vibrant Communities Calgary

First Calgary Financial becomes a Living Wage Leader.

First Calgary Financial becomes Living Wage Leader

Calgary Poverty Expert Visits Hamilton

Hamilton Spectre, Friday, May 18, 2012

First Calgary Financial leverages business assets for social change

Alberta Community and Cooperative Association: May 15, 2012

Is the ‘Living Wage’ Enough?

The Tyee: May 14, 2012

Alberta Primetime Interview with Joe Ceci

See this interview with Action to End Poverty in Alberta’s Coordinator and friend of Vibrant Communities Calgary, Joe Ceci.

Premier Redford announces the plan for poverty reduction

PC Alberta – Election 2012: April 11, 2012

What is Poverty?

Why Does Poverty Exist?

Who Is Affected By Poverty?

How Is Poverty Reduced?

Session On Poverty Reduction Strategy Set For Later This Month March 13, 2012:

Why are there huge differences in voter turnout in Calgary communities?

Calgary Herald: March 12, 2012:

Using Time to End Poverty

Dan Meades, Director of Vibrant Communities Calgary, presenting at TEDx Fort Townshend Sunday, March 11, 2012

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International Avenue BRZ Winter 2012 Newsletter

International Avenue BRZ: February 27, 2012: Top of Page 3

The Growth Machine

Fast Forward Weekly: February 23, 2012:

Poverty Costs: The Economic Case for Poverty Reduction

REAP: February 22, 2012:

Lineup of Speakers Announced for TEDx Fort Townshend Event

The Telegram: February 13, 2012:

Nearly 150,000 Alberta Families Live in Poverty

Medicine Hat News: February 11, 2012:

Arusha Becomes a Living Wage Leader

Arusha: February 10, 2012:

Building a Resilient Calgary Through Poverty Prevention

Open File: February 9, 2012:

Province Looks to Prevent Poverty

Edmonton Journal: February 7, 2012:

The Costs of Poverty

Global TV, News Hour: February 6, 2012:

Poverty Costs on CBC Calgary Nightly News

CBC Calgary: February 6, 2012: Starts at 12m35s

New Report on Cost of Poverty in Alberta

CTV: February 6, 2012:

Alberta Needs Poverty Reduction Plan, Group Says

CBC: February 6, 2012:

Poverty in Alberta

OMNI News: February 6, 2012:

Etude Sur la Pauvrete en Alberta

CBC Radio, La Zone Audio: February 6, 2012:

Poverty Costs Info Graphic

Poverty Costs Report

Not Tackling Poverty Costs Alberta Billions February 6, 2012:

Poverty Costs Alberta Up to $9.5B a Year, Report Suggests

Calgary Herald: February 6, 2012:

Preventing Poverty Would Save Billions: Study

Edmonton Journal: February 6, 2012:

Poverty Rate an Issue in Alberta

Lethbridge Herald: February 6, 2012:

Alberta Spending Billions on Poverty: Report

Metro Calgary: February 6, 2012:

Inaction on Poverty Costing Alberta Billions

Regina Leader-Post: February 6, 2012:

Poverty Costs Alberta

February 6, 2012: Poverty Costs Alberta

Support an Alberta Poverty Reduction Strategy

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Falling Vacancy Rates Raise Fears of Another Boom-Time Rental Crunch in Calgary

Calgary Herald: February 3, 2012:

The National: A Living Wage

The National: February 3, 2012:

Calgary Transit Changes May Be En Route For Low-Income Riders

Metro Calgary: January 12, 2012:

City Eyes Fairer Fares For Cash-Strapped Calgarians

Calgary Sun: January 11, 2012:

Transit Officials Eye Change on Rules for Low-Income Passes

Calgary Herald: January 7, 2012:

Income Inequality And Cities: Calgary’s Two Faces Show Pitfalls Of Unbridled Growth

Huffington Post: December 5, 2011:

Anti-Poverty Advocates Slam Transit Fine Plan

Calgary Metro: December 5, 2011

2011 Women’s Centre of Calgary Fast Facts on Women and Poverty

The Future of the CIty

Avenue Magazine: November 28, 2011:

Calgarians Tell Council They Want More Budget Spending

November 22, 2011: Calgary Herald:

Living Wage Leader Program Package

Secondary Suite Debate Stalls

October 27, 2011: The Gauntlet News:

Shop Owners Take Precautions As Protesters Ready For Occupy Calgary March

October 15, 2011: Edmonton Journal:

Mayor Nenshi Discusses Poverty-Reduction Initiative and Jane Jacobs at Tamarack Event

October 6: Marketwire:

‘Happiness’ Survey Reveals Work Still Needed

October 5: Calgary Herald:

Calgary ‘Happiness’ Survey Reveals Need for Improvements, Analyst Says

October 4: Calgary Herald:

$150,000 secondary suites plebiscite not legally binding

September 15: Calgary Herald:

Plebiscite on basement suites: $150,000 and legally iffy

September 14, 2011: Calgary Herald:

VCC Secondary Suites Plebiscite Summary Position

September 2011: One Page Summary of Secondary Suites Plebiscite Position

VCC Secondary Suites Plebiscite Position

September 2011: Full Secondary Suite Plebiscite Position

2011 Living Wage Fact Sheet

Minimum Wage Increase Negligible with LICO Increase

August 31, 2011

Why SIlence on Poverty

Edmonton Journal: August 28, 2011:

Albertans Deserve a Higher Minimum Wage

August 18, 2011: Fast Forward Weekly:

The Price of a Tipping Wage

August 11, 2011: Fast Forward Weekly:

Living Wages

August 11, 2011: Salem-News:

University Students Face Tough Housing Search

August 5, 2011: Calgary Herald:

Public Space Scare for Homeless

August 4, 2011: Fast Forward: