Poverty Simulation (United Way)
How would you deal with a life in poverty?
We live in one of the most prosperous regions in North America. Still, more than 123,000 people in the Alberta Capital Region live in poverty - 41,000 of them are children.
What is a Poverty Simulation?
It 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.
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Contact Leanne MacMillan at email@example.com or 780-459-1574 with any questions.