120,000 people in the Alberta Capital Region live in poverty - 37,000 of them are children. It's time for a change.

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What is a Poverty Simulation

A Poverty Simulation is a unique and powerful experience which challenges perceptions, changes perspectives and strengthens understanding and empathy.

Participants experience a full range of encounters, obstacles and challenges, while trained volunteers populate the simulation as business owners, teachers, police officers, agency workers, service providers and government employees.

The simulation replicates a month in the life of a family living in poverty. The ultimate mission of each of these families is to provide food, shelter and other basic needs with a limited income.

Participate in a Poverty Simulation

We invite you to take a bold step: walk a mile in the shoes of someone living in poverty. 

2016 Dates

May 11, 2016  
September 22, 2016 
October 20, 2016 
November 17, 2016 
December 1, 2016 

For more information on participating in a Poverty Simulation, please contact Judy Batty at 780.443.8384 or email jbatty@myunitedway.ca