The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is held annually on 17 October to provide:

  • An opportunity to acknowledge the effort and struggle of people living in poverty
  • A chance for them to make their concerns heard
  • A moment to recognize that poor people are the first ones to fight against poverty

The Town of Stony Plain strives to realize an end to poverty and homelessness whereby Stony Plain and area residents are enriched through a strong, healthy, connected community.

Learn more about the Stony Plain Reducing Poverty Portfolio and Strategy

October 2022

Lunch & Learn

Community members are invited to attend a Lunch & Learn with guest speaker Renée Vaugeois, Executive Director of the John Humphry Centre for Peace and Human Rights, on October 17. The session costs $5 per person and is being hosted at the Family Connection Centre from 11:30PM to 1:30PM.

Participants are asked to bring a vegetable to contribute to a community soup courtesy of Alberta Parenting for the Future Association, and a portion of ticket proceeds and vegetables will be donated to the Family Connection Community Centre Community Fridge.


Stony Plain Public Library Display

An educational display will be on display at the Stony Plain Public Library throughout the month. Community members are encouraged to visit the display to learn more about poverty in the region and connect with local resources.