When city council looks at its budget for the next four years, it could be considering a couple of items to help with poverty reduction.
Up for debate is increasing recreational credits for low income families to $300 per person, which could cover the cost of a year’s pass to the Eastlink Centre for a family of five.
Community Supports Supervisor Lisa Watson says residents find the $100 per person currently in place is not enough, meaning credits aren’t getting used.
The Community Living Committee has also recommended looking at offering free bus passes to low income individuals.
It’s estimated 428 people would use the program, which would be the first of its kind in a large urban centre of Alberta.