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Executive Director: Communities Calgary and Syma Habib

executive director: Syma Habib said the Alex Community Food Centre sees about 300 people a week, most of whom are on social assistance and are from a marginalized groups, according to Toronto Star. Mary Getaneh Franco Savoia, executive director of Vibrant Communities Calgary, said the report is a snapshot of the rate of low-income residents in the city, based on Statistics Canada's Census 2016. The report, released earlier this week, is from Vibrant Communities Calgary, a non-profit that works at reducing the number of Calgarians living in poverty. In 2005 the per cent of people living below the low income tax was about 10.3 per cent, now it is at 8.1 per cent, said Savoia. Though there are more people living poverty now, said Savoia. When you take the population, we grew as a city, but our poverty did not grow correspondingly. ( As reported in the news.