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Living on the Edge

  • Multicultural Association of Fredericton 28 Saunders Street Fredericton, NB, E3B 1N1 Canada (map)
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Host: United Way Central New Brunswick

Living on the Edge is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. In the simulation, participants assume the role of a different family member facing poverty. It is a simulation, not a game. The object is to sensitize participants to the realities faced by members of their community. Some families are newly unemployed, some are recently disserted by the “breadwinner”, some are homeless, and some are recipients of social assistance either with or without additional earned income. Others are senior citizens receiving disability or pension, or grandparents raising their grandchildren.

Living on the Edge will shock, provoke, and leave you motivated to create positive, impactful change for those living in poverty. 

Please register to participate or volunteer!