Building on a poverty awareness survey completed by Melissa Hillman last year, 4th year Red Deer College Psychology student, Shelbey Merrill, looked further into the perspectives of people experiencing poverty and community agencies. She conducted focus groups and interviews to explore the experiences of both groups and to compare their responses. Results were shared at a meeting on May 15th. Read the Executive Summary or take a look at the Poster Presentation.
Thank you Shelbey and Dr. Anomi Bearden for your commitment to community research and to all of the organizers and participants for helping us to further our understanding of the experiences of people in our community.