128,810 people live in poverty in metro Edmonton, or 10.5% (2013)1
41,640 children and youth live in poverty in metro Edmonton, or 15.2% (2013)1
17.5% of Edmontonians never graduated high school (2011)1
Poverty costs Albertans in the range of $7.1 billion to $9.5 billion per year including health care costs, crime, intergenerational, and opportunity costs (2012)1
The MISSION of the Plugged In Community Centre Organization (Plugged In) is to provide events, activities, and programs that promote inclusive and supportive opportunities for members of the St. Albert, Edmonton, Sturgeon County, and surrounding area communities, regardless of age, ability or any other potentially segregating factors.
BrainChild’s mission is to provide children-in-need, whether disempowered or disengaged, the opportunity to discover a love of learning. This year’s camp theme is math and science.
Our Vision: A community where no child is left behind; where all are nurtured; and where all graduate high school and go on to be productive members of society in adulthood.