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More than 100,000 Edmontonians live in poverty with about 40% of them being children.




"Edmonton has a 10 year plan to end homelessness"



Food Security

"Zero hunger, a sustainable food system, and healthy and safe food"


The Edmonton Social Planning Council is an independent, non-profit, charitable organization. Our focus is social research, particularly in the areas of low income and poverty.

ESPC focus centres on topics related to low-income and poverty. Our work includes undertaking research into the nature and magnitude of social issues in our community; public awareness and understanding of current social issues; being an independent voice in the community; encouraging public participation in the development of social policies; and the implementation of programs.

The strength of our voice and our role in the community is based on the support of people and organizations concerned about social issues. ESPC conducts research and analyzes data, produces reports, provides recommendations, is a depository of information, provides public education, conducts focus groups, does presentation, and works collaboratively with other social agencies.

* Please note that we are not a government department, and we do not provide individuals with information about social benefit programs (i.e. AISH, worker's compensation benefits, etc.).  If you have questions about these services, please dial 211 or visit http://www.ab.211.ca/


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