Community Well Being
Striving towards equity in the lives of Calgarians
According to a recent study from Vibrant Communities, Calgary is one of the most unequal cities in the country. The trends are clear — from education to healthcare to housing and more, some people in our city are getting left behind while others are thriving.
This summer, the Calgary Journal reached-out to several non-profit organizations who work closely with Vibrant Communities in a joint effort to reduce poverty and help create more equitable opportunities for those Calgarians who face a variety of challenges and adversarial situations in their lives. In doing so, those organizations provided some insight as to how they support individuals who struggle with financial security, are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, encounter mental health issues and need guidance to integrate successfully as newcomers to the city.