Experience Poverty As It Is
The Poverty Challenge is an intensive one-day summit on poverty. It provides experiential learning about living in poverty and about poverty reduction.
Experience poverty as it is
Assume the role of a person living in poverty with particular challenges and responsibilities.
Navigate the system in a real-world simulation
Do your best to succeed by seeking help from local agencies and navigating the complex bureaucratic system of urban poverty.
Become an agent of social change
Act on what you have learned and work in your community to reduce the number of people living in poverty.
Organize Your Own Challenge
Our toolkits for Professionals and Community Organizations and High School Students provide a step-by-step guide to recreate this event in new communities.
The Poverty Challenge is designed to encourage those who are not living in poverty in Canada to care about those who do.