Understanding the impact of COVID-19: Addressing structural barriers that are widening inequities and exacerbating vulnerability

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Vibrant Communities Calgary (VCC) and the University of Calgary released a new study reporting on the experiences of Calgarians living in low income as they cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Understanding the Impact of COVID-19: Addressing Structural Barriers that are Widening Inequities and Exacerbating Vulnerability reports that the majority of the study’s participants reported serious and significant negatives changes in their lives related to loss of employment, loss of income, food insecurity and being many weeks or months behind in paying household bills.

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