Poverty Simulation

Living on the Edge: A Poverty Experience

A unique group experience designed to provide a glimpse into what life might be like for families
living in low-income situations. Imagine not knowing how you will be able to pay your bills, keep food
in the refrigerator, a roof over your head, keep your kids out of trouble and in school, find a safe
place for your kids to go after school while you are at work or maybe even while you look for work.
All of these real life struggles are brought to the forefront of what someone will experience while
participating in this Poverty Simulation Experience.

Anyone could be just one unfortunate event away from living in poverty. Break the stigma, take a look
at poverty.

The simulation will take approx. 1-2 hours to complete. The time period is broken down into “4
weeks”, each week at 12 minutes long, with a 3 minute weekend before advancing onto the next
week. At the end of the simulation participants will take part in a facilitated debrief to reflect and
discuss their experience and how they felt living a life in poverty.

If you, your organization, or someone you know would like to take part in a Poverty Simulation
contact our office at events@brandonuw.ca or call us at 204-571-8929.

When you hear something, you forget it.
When you see something, you remember it.
But not until you do something will you understand it.

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