13 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.

    Literacy & the Dandelion Strategy

    Literacy & the Dandelion Strategy

    In this episode, Meaghon Reid sits down with the CEO of Calgary Reads, Steacy Pinney, to discuss how Calgary Reads is spreading early literacy across Calgary through the Dandelion strategy, and the importance of literacy and prevention in the early years. They also explore how relationships are the catalyst for progress and change, how literacy is a community responsibility, along with some insights on how we can be bold enough to create space for challenging the status quo and brave enough to admit when it’s time to let go.

    • 47 min
    Systemic Change – Indigenous People and the Legal System

    Systemic Change – Indigenous People and the Legal System

    In this episode, Jaclyn Silbernagel sits down with Sarah Sinclair, a Lawyer who leads the Indigenous justice program, Sahwoo mohkaak tsi ma taas (Blackfoot for “Before Being Judged”) at Calgary Legal Guidance. They discuss creating equal access to justice for Indigenous people, how Indigenous Law brings healing, and the need for systemic change in the legal system.

    • 34 min
    Myth-busting Basic Income

    Myth-busting Basic Income

    In this episode, Jaclyn Silbernagel is joined by policy and research specialist Lee Stevens to explore basic income. What a basic income could mean for Canadians and how it could have a positive impact on our social support systems. Insights into why basic income is a bold approach and why it’s important now. Providing evidence that debunks some of the misconceptions about basic income and how we have existing benefits in Canada that act as working models for a basic income.

    • 25 min
    Child Care, Women, and the Economy

    Child Care, Women, and the Economy

    In this episode, Jaclyn Silbernagel and co-host Lee Stevens dig into the topics of child care, women, and the economy with Andrea Cox from YW Calgary and Nevena Ivanovic with the Women’s Centre of Calgary. Together they discuss why child care is an economic imperative, share insights into the care economy, and examine why advancements in child care also require investments in the child care workforce

    • 51 min
    Dignity, Food and Policy

    Dignity, Food and Policy

    In this episode, Meaghon Reid sits down with the CEO of The Alex, Joy Bowen-Eyre, to discuss what it means to provide dignified services, and how food is a convenor and community builder. They also explore how progress comes from investing energy into policy and advocacy and why it’s important to abandon the status quo.

    • 31 min
    Allyship

    Allyship

    In this episode, Jaclyn Silbernagel is joined by Community Facilitation and Engagement Specialist Hagir Sail to explore allyship. Discussing how Enough for All principles like shared leadership, reducing racism and discrimination and dignity for all relate to allyship. Providing ideas about what active allyship looks like, and how it may require people to sit in discomfort and choose not to avoid the work out of fear of making mistakes. They also examine how individuals and organizations can use their privilege to leverage.

    • 25 min

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