Moving Individuals From Poverty to Possibility
- 15% of Wood Buffalo residents – or 3,000 households – are at risk
- 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.
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.