Tech companies raising money for Edmonton’s Food Bank during COVID-19 crisis

March 27 2020 8:31pm About 20 local technology companies have raised $150,000 for Edmonton’s Food Bank and are looking to raise much more. As Chris Chacon explains how they are keeping the momentum going during a time when many people…

One! International Poverty Relief fundraiser to help street children in India

One! International Poverty Relief works to break the cycle of poverty for children living on the streets in Mumbai, India by providing education and life skills, as well as social services like nutrition, health care, medicine, housing support and micro…

Sherwood Park students creating clothing line to combat addiction and poverty

High school students in Sherwood Park are hard at work, creating a line of T-shirts they hope will explore challenging topics. Salisbury Composite High School and Next Step students are producing clothing with graphics and messages that address issues like…

Cuts to Alberta’s social programs harming poor families, children: report

Cuts to Alberta’s social programs in the latest provincial budget are harming the most vulnerable, according to groups behind a new report on child and family poverty in the province. Investing in social programs is needed to help the province’s…

Edmonton Social Planning Council waits to see how city fares with new poverty rate

The research co-ordinator for the Edmonton Social Planning Council anticipates Alberta’s capital will fare better than the national average when a new definition of the poverty rate is implemented by the national statistics office. Sandra Ngo was reacting to word…

Mustard Seed seeking Christmas toys for its low-income Family Gift Centre

November 20 2019 9:20am The Mustard Seed’s fourth ‘Family Gift Centre’ allows parents and guardians facing poverty to pick out and purchase $2 gifts for their kids. Kris Knutson explains how it works and how you can donate. ‘ });…

A growing need: Edmonton’s Food Bank launches 2019 Festive Campaign

On a Tuesday morning, it’s a steady stream of people coming to Edmonton’s Food Bank; among those waiting is Stephanie van Beek, who says the time spent waiting has “given me a chance to focus less on the food stress…

Tent cities causing growing concerns for some Edmontonians

Concerns are growing among some Edmontonians as homeless camps have been set up in inner-city neighbourhoods and don’t seem to be going anywhere. Sean Lamb is a resident and landlord in the McCauley neighbourhood. He said a tent city in…