Poverty simulation to be held in Halifax

June 10, 2017 by  

Poverty is a fact of life for many people around the world, and an initiative has been planned for Halifax’s St. Mary’s University, which will give the public an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of what these people experience.

During “Living on the Edge”, participants will take on roles that have been assigned to them. They have been designed to give the person an idea of what it is like to be in a position where someone needs to choose between one necessity and another.

After the role-playing portion of the event is complete, attendees will gather together to discuss what they experienced and any solutions they might have come up with. The goal is to raise awareness of the issue of poverty in the community and also to find new ideas for addressing the issue.

The workshop is being host by United Way Halifax, and will be held in the Loyola Conference Room at St. Mary’s University. Everyone is welcome, but space is limited. Wide format printing can be used to create banners and other signage to use during the function.

The event has been scheduled for June 21st from 8:00am until 10:30am. It is free to take part, and more information and an opportunity to register can be found on the United Way of Halifax’s website.