Accessing basic needs like food and shelter can be a struggle for many people living in our community. Often, the ongoing challenges to meet even the most basic necessities of life means making impossible trade-offs—like buying food or paying rent. This continuous struggle to make ends meet on a day-by-day basis is a source of tremendous stress and anxiety which can make it difficult for people to focus on anything else, leaving them in a perpetual cycle of poverty.

As we actively work to make sure individuals and families have access to basic needs, and allow them to focus on building their strengths and move towards greater self-sufficiency, we encourage you to test your level of awareness around poverty in Calgary and become more informed about its impact.

Click on the “TAKE QUIZ” link below and take the quiz! How much do you know about poverty in Calgary?