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Poverty Solutions

Help shape a strategy to address the root causes of poverty and create social and economic opportunity in Halifax.

United Way Halifax and Halifax Regional Municipality are engaging community to ensure issues of poverty are understood from urban and rural perspectives and to identify the solutions that can have the biggest impact. With this focus we are challenging community to develop solutions that address the needs of those who are most vulnerable and strengthen long-term health and quality of life for all in our community. The possibilities are all around us and now is the time to act. Regional Council and United Way Halifax are ready. We hope you are too.

50,000

in Halifax Regional Municipality are living in poverty.

$2-$3 Billion

the estimated annual cost of poverty to Nova Scotia.

1 in 7

households in our city are food insecure.

1 in 8 live below the low income cut off measure which means they struggle to meet essential needs - within this group, children are among the most vulnerable.
This works out to $2,100 to $3,000 every year for each resident. Poverty costs all of us and robs our children, and future generations from reaching their full potential.
For these households, this means they don’t have the food they need to live healthy lives and are at greater risk of illness.




Help shape a strategy to address the root causes of poverty and create social and economic opportunity in Halifax.

United Way Halifax and Halifax Regional Municipality are engaging community to ensure issues of poverty are understood from urban and rural perspectives and to identify the solutions that can have the biggest impact. With this focus we are challenging community to develop solutions that address the needs of those who are most vulnerable and strengthen long-term health and quality of life for all in our community. The possibilities are all around us and now is the time to act. Regional Council and United Way Halifax are ready. We hope you are too.

50,000

in Halifax Regional Municipality are living in poverty.

$2-$3 Billion

the estimated annual cost of poverty to Nova Scotia.

1 in 7

households in our city are food insecure.

1 in 8 live below the low income cut off measure which means they struggle to meet essential needs - within this group, children are among the most vulnerable.
This works out to $2,100 to $3,000 every year for each resident. Poverty costs all of us and robs our children, and future generations from reaching their full potential.
For these households, this means they don’t have the food they need to live healthy lives and are at greater risk of illness.




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    Poverty Solutions

    We are focused on eliminating poverty in the Halifax Regional Municipality. We believe everyone has a role to play in getting to solutions. Please share your feedback and encourage others to contribute.

    We are focused on eliminating poverty in the Halifax Regional Municipality. We believe everyone has a role to play in getting to solutions. Please share your feedback and encourage others to contribute.

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