Would you survive a month in poverty?

The Community Action Poverty Simulation is an immersive experience used to help gain a deeper understanding of a person’s life while living in poverty.

The simulation is not a game, but instead is an opportunity to change attitudes and discover ways that individuals can help change the lives of others.

What is it?

The Community Action Poverty Simulator breaks down stereotypes by allowing participants to step into the real life situations of others.

Poverty is often portrayed as a stand alone issue – but this simulation allows individuals to walk a month in the shows of someone who is facing poverty and realize how complex and interconnected issues of poverty really are.

The Community Action Poverty Simulation, presented by the Fort McMurray Poverty Reduction Network, is a tool that helps participants rethink the challenges that millions of low income individuals must face each and every day. More importantly, this tool helps people identify areas of change that can directly impact the effects of poverty on individuals, families and communities.

Wood Buffalo Poverty Reduction Network’s Poverty Simulation

If you are interested in hosting a Poverty Simulation or are looking for further information, please contact Jo-Anne Packham at jpackham@fmwbunitedway.com or at 780-791-0077 ext 3017.