Edmonton's Make Tax Time Pay Campaign

Established in 2002, Vibrant Communities is a pan-Canadian initiative that explores promising local solutions to reduce poverty. Fifteen communities from across Canada have formed a learning partnership through which they share ideas, resources and strategies related to poverty reduction. This initiative hopes to address a long-standing challenge: Finding new and better ways to inform low income Edmonton residents about the Alberta Child Health Benefit (ACHB). This provincial program provides, on average, $265 a year per child for prescription drugs, dental and optical care, and emergency ambulance services. The Vibrant Communities document (in PDF) detailing the Edmonton projectis available online.