Poverty Reduction


The Calgary Foundation will increase awareness and support endeavours that align with the Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative's Enough for All poverty reduction strategy in order to:

  • Build inclusive communities
  • Create opportunities to secure income and assets needed to thrive
  • Provide accessible supports, services and resources
  • Ensure equal participation for Indigenous people

Living Standards: Poverty Reduction is the first brief in a series intended to provide background and context for the policy landscape relative to the Calgary Foundation’s Vital Priorities. As social policy goes, poverty is very complex because it lacks a clear definition and measurement; there are significantly conflicting perspectives on how best to reduce poverty; and there is a broad range of areas related to poverty policy development.