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Shining a Light on Poverty in Grande Prairie

Although there’s no official measure for poverty, it’s estimated that nearly 15 per cent of Canadians are considered “low-income”.

Community Social Development’s Bobbi Gagnon believes that number holds true in the Grande Prairie region, which is why Community Action to End Poverty is holding a discussion on the issue tonight.

“It’s just an opportunity for people in the community to come out and hear about what we’re doing in our community already, and then have a discussion on what our community feels like we should be working on and kind of get some awareness from both ends.”

She wants to hear about what people are struggling with themselves, and share what programs are already in place.

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One of those is the Narrowing the Gap Project.

“It was a consultation with some single moms, and their experience living in poverty in our community and they had some great recommendations that came out of that, and we’d like to discuss that with people tonight.”

The discussion will run from 7 to 8:30 at the Teresa Sargent Hall.

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