Moving Individuals From Poverty to Possibility

Our Focus

  • 15% of Wood Buffalo residents – or 3,000 households – are at risk
    of homelessness.
  • 81% of the homeless population in the Wood Buffalo region stayed
    in a homeless shelter in the past 12 months.
  • 28% of households in Wood Buffalo earn less than the average
    cost of living.
  • The foreclosure rate in our region is 23 times higher since 2015.

Our Objective

Poverty is a far-reaching and complex issue. It is also a lasting one. Once in the cycle of poverty, it is extremely difficult to overcome and it can continue throughout generations without the necessary resources to break the cycle. By investing in programs that provide stability for everyone to realize
a better future and reach their full potential, we can build a stronger community.
We are committed to meeting the basic needs of our community’s most vulnerable people to break the cycle of poverty.

How We Help


We are an active member of the Poverty Reduction Network
Wood Buffalo and the Alberta Poverty Reduction Network.


We sit on the Homelessness Initiatives Strategic Committee (HISC)
to join the fight to combat Homelessness.


We are proud to support proactive programming that provides education to reduce the risk of families from becoming homeless.


Our funding supports a “Rent Smart Program” which outlines the three keys to housing success; As well as a “Financial Literacy Program” that provides newcomers with tools to help them and their families understand the Canadian financial system.


Our funded Outreach programming allows community members assistance with filing income tax returns, resume building, and searching for employment. It provides access to transportation, food security resources, and health care through Alberta Health Services.


Our funded Intake Program provides warm showers, access to our laundry facility, personal hygiene items and clean clothing for those experiencing homelessness. This program also provides a morning
meal and snacks throughout the day.

By The Numbers

In 2020


Was invested to assist those who are living in poverty and suffering from homelessness.



People received support through our funded intake and outreach programs.


People who were experiencing homelessness were assisted with filing their 2019 income tax return.


Clients were assisted with moving into stable housing.



Families were assisted with food security, prescription expenses, rent and utility bill arrears.


Families utilized the ‘Rent Smart’ and ‘Family Literacy’ programs.

Our Agencies