Working Poor

Working Poor

%

of minimum wage workers are over 20 years of age.

Albertans live in low income.

“People who work full-time should not live in poverty.”

Kevin Kent, Knifewear Group

Income inequality is seen as a major hurdle to healthy communities with strong economies.

When too many people work for wages that don’t cover basic needs, individuals and families find themselves needing to work multiple jobs. The result is people without the means or resilience to withstand life’s events, let alone better their future. Health care costs skyrocket, less income is available for families to  participate economically and  child care issues can force families to choose less workforce participation within the family unit.