Are you looking for a unique volunteer experience that allows you to learn more about important issues in Winnipeg?
“Seeing how hard it can be to survive. When you don’t have money for the bus to go cash a cheque or pay a bill it really becomes clear – it’s a new perspective.”
Make The Month—Canada’s first online poverty simulation—is a glimpse into the struggle 10% of Winnipeggers face trying to make ends meet.
If you don’t understand a problem, how can you be part of the solution? We host a poverty simulation called Living on the Edge, where people are given roles—single parent, senior with dementia, person experiencing homelessness, teen mother—and they try to make life work without very much money. They try to pay their bills, fix their cars, and
The more we all come to understand the limitations poverty puts on people and families in Winnipeg, the harder we will all fight to see it end. You can help your fellow Winnipeggers to empathize through experiencing a Living on the Edge Poverty Simulation—a unique experience United Way organizes to shine the light on what it’s
In the spirit of spreading understanding about the realities of living in poverty, United Way offers a poverty simulation called “Living on the Edge.” We have several upcoming opportunities to participate as a volunteer. If you’re interested in giving about 4 hours of your time to help out with this unique experience, please call Hillary at
Poverty can be an abstract concept. We may sense it’s a root cause of problems in our city, but without direct experience with the challenges people living in poverty face, it can be tough to relate. Listening to the stories of poverty can open our eyes to the struggles people face as they navigate life on
Lorelei Bunkowsky, a school principal, was assigned the role of a 30 year old single mom during her Living on the Edge experience. She had two sons, a 15 and 17 year old and the oldest was getting into trouble at school and getting involved in gangs. With a high school education, her character had worked as a secretary before the responsibilities of raising two boys forced her to leave her job.
Volunteers Judy and Howard Bilenki help people understand the realities of living in poverty as volunteers with the Living on the Edge Poverty Simulation.
Are you looking for a unique experience? Something that will help Winnipeggers understand the stresses that people living in poverty face? We are currently seeking volunteers for the “Living on the Edge: Taking a Look at Poverty” simulation. Requiring just up to 4 hours per month, this opportunity is designed for individuals and groups