Blog | November 23, 2011

Click here to watch the video of Alberta Primetime's Nov 23, 2011, segment, Child Poverty on the Rise, featuring Lori Sigurdson, Professional Affairs Coordinator for the Alberta College of Social Workers and Vice-President of Public Interest Alberta.
In what's being called a wake-up call for the Alberta government, a new report claims the number of children living in poverty jumped from 53,000 in 2008, to 73,000 the following year.A coalition of social welfare groups say nearly half of the statistics represent families working full-time hours. They are calling on the province to establish a poverty reduction strategy to keep families from falling through the cracks.What is to blame for the dramatic spike in child poverty? Has the trend continued beyond 2009, and is Alberta doing enough to help families in need?We talk to Lori Sigurdson, Professional Affairs Coordinator for the Alberta College of Social Workers.For more information:- Alberta Primetime

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