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Task Force for the Elimination of Poverty in Edmonton

The EndPovertyEdmonton was formally launched on September 18, 2015 with a public release of the

EndPovertyEdmonton Strategy. This bold document articulates a suite of priority actions from policy initiatives, program and services enhancements to community-based initiatives to end poverty within a generation.

In March 2014, Mayor Don Iveson invited 18 community leaders to be a part of a Task Force with an ambitious goal: to end poverty in Edmonton in a generation.

The Task Force’s work has become endpoverty edmonton—endpovertyyeg on social media. It’s a city-wide effort involving Edmontonians, businesses, and organizations who share a vision: to build on work already underway with the Government of Alberta and other agencies to find innovative solutions to poverty; to ensure that all Edmontonians achieve their full potential.

The City of Edmonton will support the Mayor’s Task Force, the 7 Working Groups, the Aboriginal Roundtable, and the Information and Research Roundtable, in developing a 10-year action plan by late 2015 which includes:

  • Information on the nature, extent and causes of poverty within the Edmonton Region
  • A concrete plan for eliminating poverty in Edmonton within a generation
  • Recommendations to Council on how to implement the plan

Task Force meetings

The Mayor's Task Force to Eliminate Poverty in Edmonton will engage with Edmontonians, challenging everyone to think differently about this issue and understand the role we all play in making a difference.

Task Force Meetings - 2016

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
January 21
Agenda
Minutes
February 11
Agenda
 
March 9
 Agenda  Minutes
April 14
   
May 12
 Agenda

Task Force Meetings - 2015

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
January 21 Agenda Minutes
February 18 Agenda Minutes
March 18 Agenda Minutes
April 22 Agenda Minutes
May 19 Agenda Minutes
June 25 Agenda Minutes
July 23 Agenda Minutes
August 17 Agenda
September 2

Minutes
October 15
  Minutes
November 9
Agenda
Minutes

Task Force Meetings - 2014

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
March 25 Agenda Minutes
April 30 Agenda Minutes
May 27 Agenda Minutes
June 17 Agenda Minutes
July 17 Agenda Minutes
Attachment
September 24 Agenda Minutes
October 21 Agenda Minutes
November 25 Agenda Minutes

Aboriginal Round Table meetings

The Round Table works with the Task Force to inform and shape the plan to eliminate poverty that incorporates the impact of poverty on Aboriginal populations and builds on the values of the Aboriginal community.

Primary Task: To bring forward issues, insights, and recommendations related to Aboriginal Edmontonians and poverty to the Task Force.

Aboriginal Round Table Meetings - 2015

Time: 5-6:30pm
Location: CN Tower, 8th floor, boardroom 819

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
January 19

Aboriginal Round Table Meetings - 2014

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
April 7 Agenda Minutes
May 5 Agenda Minutes
June 2 Agenda Minutes
July 2 Agenda Minutes
September 11 Agenda Minutes
October 20 Agenda Minutes
November 17 Agenda Minutes
December 15 Agenda Minutes

Information & Research Round Table meetings

The Round Table supports the Task Force by providing and synthesizing current and leading edge information to shape the plan. It may also provide expert guidance to the Task Force to develop a screening and review process for the development of the final plan and recommendations for implementation.

Primary Task: To provide relevant and current synthesized data, best practices, and leading ideas and frameworks to the Task Force.

Information & Research Round Table Meetings - 2015

Time: 4-5:30pm
Location: CN Tower, 8th floor, boardroom 820

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
January 20

Information & Research Round Table Meetings - 2014

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
April 23 Agenda Minutes
May 14 Agenda Minutes
June 4 Agenda Minutes
July 9 Agenda Minutes
October 22 Agenda Minutes
November 14

 

Members

Committee Member Bios

Council Member Representatives

Name of Appointees First Appointed Term Expiry Date
Mayor Don Iveson (Co-Chair) Mar 12/14 Dec 31/15
Councillor Ben Henderson Mar 12/14 Dec 31/15
Councillor Scott McKeen Nov 2015 Dec 31/15

Citizen Members

Name of Appointees First Appointed Term Expiry Date
Bishop Jane Alexander Mar 12/14 Jul 31/16
Justin Archer Mar 12/14 Jul 31/16
Jeffrey Bisanz Mar 12/14 Jul 31/16
Kate Chisholm Mar 12/14 Jul 31/16
Yvonne Chiu Mar 12/14 Jul 31/16
Joseph Doucet Mar 12/14 Jul 31/16
Sarah Eadie Mar 12/14 Jul 31/16
Louis Francescutti Mar 12/14 Jul 31/16
Mark Holmgren Mar 12/14 Jul 31/16
Sandra Huculak Mar 12/14 Jul 31/16
Eugene Ip Mar 12/14 Jul 31/16
Tiffany Linke-Boyke Mar 12/14 Jul 31/16
Maria Mayan Mar 12/14 Jul 31/16
Carman McNary Mar 12/14 Jul 31/16
Janice Melnychuk Mar 12/14 Jul 31/16
Anne Smith Sep 23/14 Jul 31/16
Zahra Somani Mar 12/14 Jul 31/16

Round Table Representatives

Name of Appointees First Appointed Term Expiry Date
Aboriginal Round Table - Cheryl Whiskeyjack
Jan 21/16
Jul 31/16
Information and Research Round Table - Fiona Cavanagh Oct 22/14 Dec 31/15

Government Representatives

1 Representative (appointed by) the Government of Alberta
1 Representative (appointed by) the Government of Canada

Resources

For More Information

Lucenia Ortiz / Ward Antoniuk

700, CN Tower
10004 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB   T5J 0K1

Telephone

780-442-6438 / 780-442-1794

Fax 780-577-3525
Email lucenia.ortiz@edmonton.ca