Poverty & Inclusive Communities

Poverty is an issue that affects all of us in Halifax. More than 50,000 people in our community live in poverty, and are unable to meet the basic housing and food needs many of us take for granted. In April 2017, the Halifax Regional Municipality partnered with United Way Halifax to work on a poverty solutions strategy.

We’re proud to report that through the many consultations we’ve hosted since July, we’ve heard over 1,000 voices. This input is providing us with a stronger understanding of the economic and social inequities that perpetuate the existence of poverty in all HRM communities – rural, suburban and urban.
You can read more about the process by visiting Shape Your City.

 Poverty Solutions: Ideas for Action

100+ ideas for action that impact people who are living in poverty now, address root causes, and generate long term solutions that will end poverty. Each theme includes recommendations and ideas for action that are organized by three objectives: address immediate needs, pathways to prosperity and systemic change.


Poverty Solutions Community Report

A community report will be available in January. Sign up below to be notified when it is available.

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