The Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative (CPRI) is a joint initiative of The City of Calgary and the United Way of Calgary. Since 2012, the CPRI Secretariat has engaged Calgarians from across the community to develop and begin implementing Enough for All, a long-term community-based strategy to significantly reduce poverty in Calgary.

October 2014 Update: Continued implementation of the Enough for All strategy to transition to Vibrant Communities Calgary (VCC) in January 2015

In late September, it was announced that the continued implementation of the CPRI’s Enough for All strategy would transition to Vibrant Communities Calgary (VCC). Visit the Questions and Answer page for detailed questions and answers.

Why is this change happening? Consultation with community members and analysis of possible governance structures determined that to be successful, the continued implementation of the CPRI’s Enough for All strategy needed to be community-owned and led.

When will the transition happen? The transition process is underway and VCC is slated to begin guiding the continued implementation of the Enough for All strategy starting in January 2015.

How will the United Way and The City of Calgary continue to be involved?
The United Way and The City of Calgary are committed to working with VCC to guide the continued implementation of the CPRI’s Enough for All strategy. A detailed four year funding agreement will go before City Council for approval in November 2014 and a budget in December.

How will VCC continue to guide implementation?
VCC will connect, convene and encourage organizations from all sectors to advance the goals set out in the Enough for All strategy. The move to VCC will enable greater community participation and ownership of the strategy by all sectors, and collective action to address the root causes of poverty in Calgary

For further details, visit the transition Question and Answer page for information or download the Q&A sheet. If you have questions about the transition, advice or concerns you want to share, contact the Transition Team at transition@vibrantcalgary.com. We want to hear from you.