Engaging people experiencing poverty in poverty reduction initiatives

Across Canada, many provinces and municipalities are struggling to address poverty in their communities. Communities are attempting to address poverty with poverty reduction strategies. With a lack of literature to support these attempts, it is difficult for communities to best address poverty and to best engage people experiencing poverty in their poverty reduction initiatives. Results from this study will provide a model of engagement for communities looking to engage people experiencing poverty in solutions to address poverty. Results from this study will also support the creation and implementation of a Stakeholder Forum (a lived experience of poverty table) at EndPovertyEdmonton in which members will work with EndPovertyEdmonton to create, implement, and evaluate solutions to end poverty.

Faculty Supervisor:

Maria Mayan


Emma-Lynn Wallace


United Way of Alberta Capital Region


Social work


Management of companies and enterprises


University of Alberta



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