Medicine Hat & Region - Strategy to End Poverty & Increase Wellbeing

Ending Poverty In All Its Forms

About Us

Our History

The Poverty Reduction Leadership Group is comprised of a select group of representatives from the community that initiated the development of the THRIVE Strategy. The group is made up of several individuals and organizations in our community including those with lived experience, Medicine Hat Community Housing Society, Medicine Hat & district Food Bank Association, City of Medicine Hat, Prairie Rose School Division, Medicine Hat College, YMCA of Medicine Hat, and community members at large.

Our Vision

By 2030, Medicine Hat will have ended poverty in all its forms, ensuring wellbeing for all.

Our Foundational Principles

  • Everyone has an equal right to justice, education, personal security and privacy, work, cultural, political and recreational participation.
  • Our approach is person-centered and community-driven.
  • To end poverty, we must prevent it in the first place.
  • Ending poverty and increasing wellbeing requires a collective effort
  • Social change requires innovation.

Our Team

Executive Director & CEO

  • Karen Danielson

Council of Champions

  • Co-Chair – Chris Hellman
  • Co-Chair – Jaime Rogers
  • Secretary/Treasurer – Travis Beck
  • Director – Lisa Pkrusic
  • Director – Ted Clugston
  • Director – Tom Hamilton
  • Director – Glen Motz
  • Director – Jaime Rogers
  • Director – Antonio Samayoa
  • Director – Celina Symmonds
  • Director – Reagan Weeks
  • Director – David Petis

Media

Members of the Media are invited to attend an invitation only reception on Wednesday February 15th at 5pm, more details to follow.

Medicine Hat Launches a Strategy to End Poverty & Increase Wellbeing

On February 15th, 2017 the Poverty Reduction Leadership Group (PRLG) is proud to launch THRIVE – Medicine Hat & Region Strategy to End Poverty & Increase Wellbeing. The community information session will take place from 11:30am – 2pm with lunch and discussion, and the invite-only evening event will start at 5pm with a cocktail reception, followed by a brief presentation and discussion. The Poverty Leadership group invites the media to join them for the evening launch of this plan to the community.

WHO: Poverty Leadership Group, Mayor Ted Clugston, Dr. Alina Turner Research Consultant, and community members, and invited guests

WHAT: THRIVE Medicine Hat & Region Strategy to End Poverty & Increase Wellbeing

WHEN: Wednesday February 15th, 11:30am – 2pm (open to community)
Wednesday February 15th, 5pm – 7pm (invite only event)

WHERE: Esplanade, Studio Theatre, 401 1st Street SE

WHY: The THRIVE Strategy outlines a bold plan to End Poverty and Increase wellbeing in Medicine Hat. We're Ending Poverty by 2030.

The Poverty Reduction Leadership Group is comprised of a select group of representatives from the community that initiated the development of the THRIVE Strategy. The group is made up of several individuals and organizations in our community including those with lived experience, Medicine Hat Community Housing Society, Medicine Hat & district Food Bank Association, City of Medicine Hat, Prairie Rose School Division, Medicine Hat College, YMCA of Medicine Hat, and community members at large.

Contact Us

Mailing Address

299 College Drive SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3Y6

Phone

403-529-3876

Do you have any questions? Email us at [email protected] or use the form below!

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