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Vibrant Lethbridge

POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY

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The overall task of Vibrant Lethbridge, a sub-committee of the City of Lethbridge Community and Social Development Committee, is to elevate the profile of poverty in Lethbridge, engage multi-sector partners, identify community assets and identify systemic/programmatic interventions that could strengthen the community’s response to poverty related issues.

Poverty not only impacts the socio-economic health of the community but also the individual health and well-being of children and families. A base-line poverty report to assess the Lethbridge poverty environment is available in the Documents section, linked below.
 

Through broad community consultation, research and engagement activities, the priorities for action to reduce poverty and its impact in Lethbridge include the following:

  1. Low cost transportation
  2. Creating neighborhood "bumping" spaces for people to connect and create community
  3. Pay Day Lending: Prevalence, impact and alternatives
  4. Advocacy to the provincial and federal jurisdictions including the implementation of the Poverty Reduction Strategy
  5. Living Wage
  6. Communication Plan
  7. Food Security/Sustainability 
Watch for opportunities and events that will contribute to the vibrancy of Lethbridge and well-being of people in our community.  For more information or to get involved, contact csd@lethbridge.ca or call (403)320-3051. 

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