Welcome to The Child Wellbeing Initiative site. We hope that you will leave here encouraged to help end the shame of child poverty wherever you live.
NEWS: We are planning another visit to the Legislature on May 5, 2016. To join us, please contact Sharon in order to book enough seats in the Visitors' Gallery. email@example.com
We will be taking dolls with us for the new MLAs.
We are based in Alberta, one of the richest provinces in Canada, where in 2016, more than 140,000 children live in poverty. We think that this is an outrage.
We are women in The United Church of Canada, a liberal Protestant denomination. We believe that child poverty can and must be eliminated. If you agree, we’d love to hear from you. How can we work together? What successes can we share?
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On this website, you’ll learn about some of the ways we are working to encourage others to make ending child poverty a priority.
To mark Mother's Day 2016, we are asking you to contact your MLA. Write, email or phone. Here is a sample letter which many of us are using to alert Premier Notley about our concern:
Premier Rachel Notley
Office of the Premier
307 Legislature Building
10800 - 97 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2B6
Dear Premier Notley,
I am writing to express my support for your work to help eliminate child poverty in Alberta. As you know, more than 140,000 children are living in poverty today. And, as you know, the experiences of childhood last a lifetime.
I believe that children’s needs must be a priority of our government. That is your part. I also believe that our fellow Albertans must keep the needs of children in mind. Reminding other citizens about this is my part. The children are waiting.