Our vision is a city and economy that is inclusive, safe, and provides opportunity for everyone, particularly those economically or socially marginalized.
Emerging evidence shows economic hardship during the pandemic has been felt more acutely by certain segments of the population, particularly based on gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Simultaneous current events have placed a spotlight on the systemic injustice, racism, and oppression faced by Black, Indigenous, and other minority groups.
A recovery for everyone will lay the foundation for a more equitable society and will expand economic opportunity for all, leading to a more stable, expansive, and rapid economic recovery.
1. Pursue policies and infrastructure that increase physical and social accessibility.
Accessibility is both a social issue from an equity perspective, and economic issue. National estimates suggest increasing workplace access across Canada would increase GDP nationally by $16.8 billion by 2030.
Facilitate access to robust broadband networks through the city to enable remote working and learning.
2. Invest in mental health supports.
Beyond mental health in the workplace, supporting mental health of Calgarians is critical to creating vibrant communities, and a healthy, well-functioning economy. In December 2020, one in five Canadians reported a formal diagnosis of depression or anxiety.
Advance the Implementation Plan of the City’s Corporate Affordable Housing Strategy including leveraging City land, supporting the community to build new affordable housing, improving the housing system and strengthening intergovernmental partnerships.