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.

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Experience poverty as it is

Assume the role of a person living in poverty with particular challenges and responsibilities.

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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.

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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.

Poverty Challenge Toolkits for Professionals, Communities, and High Schools

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.

Our Mission

The Poverty Challenge is designed to encourage those who are not living in poverty in Canada to care about those who do.