What is the relationship between poverty and prosperity? Are they two sides of the same coin, the spectrum of the human experience in a capitalist society, or two distinct points on a line graph representing our provincial economy?

There are as many answers as there are points of view, with researchers, economists, policymakers, advocates and social innovators all taking a slightly different route to drawing a connection between the two.

As I become increasingly curious about this question, one point stands above the rest: We shouldn’t be talking about (or investing in) one without the other.