Entries by Lori Jack

Feedback to the City of Red Deer’s 2019 Operating Budget

Each year CAPRA provides feedback to the City of Red Deer’s Operating Budget. This is an opportunity to share insights on the impact of the budget for those living with a low income in Red Deer. This work is performed by the Policy Committee. Click on the link for the CAPRA response to the City’s […]

Poverty Awareness Survey Results

The Poverty Awareness Survey was administered in the City of Red Deer this past winter. The purpose of the survey was to understand the views and opinions about poverty and how these can be used to help community partners improve and develop strategies toward poverty prevention and reduction. Melissa Hillman, a 4th year Red Deer […]

Red Deer municipal candidates weigh in on social issues

This election season, the Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance (CAPRA) has put out to all of the candidates 4 sets of questions, on the topics of: High-Cost Alternative Financial Services Living Wage Social Well-being Housing CAPRA’s purpose in requesting responses from candidates is two-fold: The community can learn about the thoughts, ideas, and positions of […]

The Cost of Healthy Eating in Alberta

Harrison Blizzard, BSc RD, CAPRA member and Dietitian, Population & Public Health, Nutrition Services – Alberta Health Services delivered an informative and insightful presentation to CAPRA members highlighting contents from three significant reports created by Alberta Health Services’ Nutrition Services. The documents illustrate how many households in Alberta may be unable to afford a healthy […]

Building Hope

What would success look like in a national poverty reduction strategy? People would have hope. Several participants in a conversation about the federal poverty reduction strategy shared personal stories about how hard it is to struggle month after month to make ends meet. Each story was unique in the challenges that were faced and how […]

Food Waste Affects Us All

On September 22nd CAPRA members participated in the first ever Feed 500 Red Deer. The goal of the event was to inform the community on the issue of food waste. The event was organized by the City of Red Deer, Red Deer College, and the Recycling Council of Alberta to feed 500 people using food […]