25 episodes

Welcome to Let’s Talk Poverty, the podcast that helps you understand poverty in Calgary through the lens of Enough for All. It tackles the stigma surrounding poverty, challenging biases and assumptions. From the voices of lived experience to community members to highlighting raw data, we speak with subject matter and policy experts, community leaders and you to explore the root causes of poverty in our city and how we can come together to make changes that matter.

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Welcome to Let’s Talk Poverty, the podcast that helps you understand poverty in Calgary through the lens of Enough for All. It tackles the stigma surrounding poverty, challenging biases and assumptions. From the voices of lived experience to community members to highlighting raw data, we speak with subject matter and policy experts, community leaders and you to explore the root causes of poverty in our city and how we can come together to make changes that matter.

    Fighting Loneliness for Well-Being

    Fighting Loneliness for Well-Being

    In this episode of Let's Talk Poverty, Meaghon Reid connects with Dr. Richard Lewanczuk, Edmonton-based endocrinologist and Senior Medical Director of Health System Integration for Alberta Health Services to discuss loneliness and its impacts on health and well-being. 

    • 44 min
    Exploring Canada’s Growing Wealth Inequality

    Exploring Canada’s Growing Wealth Inequality

    In this episode of Let’s Talk Poverty, Lee Stevens connects with David MacDonald, senior economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, to discuss his recent report on CEO pay in Canada, taxation and income inequality. 

    • 37 min
    Changing the Conversation on Housing

    Changing the Conversation on Housing

    In this episode of Let’s Talk Poverty, Jaclyn Silbernagel connects with Inam Teja, a local advocate and policy expert working to shape the way we think about housing, homelessness and city-building in Calgary. 

    • 47 min
    Shifting the Models for Support

    Shifting the Models for Support

    In this episode of Let’s Talk Poverty, Meaghon Reid sits down with mental health and addictions advocate Karen Gosbee to discuss the realities of domestic violence, the importance of systems working together to create wraparound supports and how we can shift the mental models surrounding mental health and addictions. 

    Links:  

    https://www.karengosbee.ca/book/ 

    https://www.calgary.ca/social-services/mental-health.html 

    https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/substance-use/get-help-with-substance-use.html 

    • 54 min
    Sport for Everyone

    Sport for Everyone

    In this episode of Let’s Talk Poverty, Meaghon Reid sits down with Catriona Le May Doan, President and CEO of Sport Calgary, to talk about creating a Calgary where sport is accessible to all, breaking down barriers to provide equitable community sports programs and representation in sports. Learn more about Sport Calgary here: https://sportcalgary.ca

    • 35 min
    Everything We Need Is Here

    Everything We Need Is Here

    In this episode of Let’s Talk Poverty, Jaclyn Silbernagel sits down with Elder Wanda First Rider to talk about Indigenous ways of knowing and being, the importance of ceremony and teachings, and her perspective on poverty and how everything we need is here.   

    • 38 min

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