Make the Month

Make the Month is a digital poverty simulation that helps you understand and experience what it’s like to make your paycheque last the month when you earn a low income. This interactive tool prompts you to make difficult life choices, and shows the day-to-day reality of those living paycheque-to-paycheque.

Everyone should play 'Make the Month’ … The game fosters understanding and empathy – two key ingredients society needs in order to address this challenge successfully.

Dave Chilton, author of "The Wealthy Barber" and former Dragon on CBC's "Dragons' Den" believes everyone can learn from Make the Month. "Everyone should play 'Make the Month.' Several times, in fact. This well-designed game is incredibly illuminating. It's also incredibly frustrating. It clearly shows just how difficult it is for low-income earners to survive financially even when they act in a disciplined manner. The game fosters understanding and empathy--two key ingredients society needs in order to address this challenge successfully," he says.

Find out if you can make the month: http://makethemonth.ca/Halifax.