Research, Reviews, & Updates

The ESPC provides research, reviews, and updates on a range of social issues

Alberta Interprovincial and Secondary Migration: Rates, Context and Profile

This report analyzes the migration patterns of secondary and interprovincial migrants moving to and from Alberta. In this report secondary migration is defined as the movement of individuals who landed in Canada as immigrants and subsequently relocated from their original province of landing to another province. In addition, interprovincial migration is defined as the migration of individuals from one province of residence to another province of residence. 

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Research Update August 2016

The Edmonton Social Planning Council’s Research Review contains summaries of the latest social research publications. We keep up on your reading so you don't have to.

Inside this issue:

“Bisexuality, poverty and mental health: A mixed method analysis” reviewed by Irene Kakai

“Child Poverty and Family Structure during the Recession in Liberal English-speaking Welfare States” reviewed by Shion Aonuma

“Rural Homelessness in Canada: Directions for Planning and Research” reviewed by Hanna Nash

“Shrinking the Need for Homeless Shelter Spaces” reviewed by Maxwell Harrison

“Why Some Children Come to School with ‘Baggage’: The Effects of Trauma Due to Poverty, Attachment Disruption and Disconnection on Social Skills and Relationships” reviewed by Penolopie David

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Research Update June 2016

The Edmonton Social Planning Council’s Research Review contains summaries of the latest social research publications. We keep up on your reading so you don't have to.

Inside this issue:

“An Introduction to the State of Poverty in Canada”reviewed by Ryan Dexter

“Educational and Labour Market Outcomes of Childhood Immigrants by Admission Class” reviewed by Irene Kakai

“Improving Access to Capital for Canada’s First Nation Communities” reviewed by Jan Sotocinal

“The Challenge of Homelessness to Spatial Practices” reviewed by Sheida Azimi

“They Go Up So Fast: 2015 Child Care Fees in Canadian Cities” reviewed by Janine Isaac

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Research Update July 2016

The Edmonton Social Planning Council’s Research Review contains summaries of the latest social research publications. We keep up on your reading so you don't have to.

Inside this issue:

“Apples to Apples: A Comparative Demographic Analysis of Homeless and Housed Youth in Canada” reviewed by Ahmed Yali

“Community Voices: Insights on Social and Human services from People with Lived Experiences of Homelessness” reviewed by Natty Klimo

“Equal Worth: Designing Effective Pay Equity Laws For Alberta” reviewed by Jacqueline Pelechytik

“Homelessness among older people: Assessing strategies and frameworks across Canada” reviewed by Hanna Nash

“Shameful Neglect: Indigenous Child Poverty in Canada” reviewed by Manuel Escoto

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Identifying Issues in the Treatment of Youth in Conflict with the Law at the Youth Restorative Action Project

Identifying Issues in the Treatment of Youth in Conflict with the Law at the Youth Restorative Action Project

This paper identifies the issues surrounding the treatment of youth in conflict with the law, from the perspective of youth and youth workers at the Youth Restorative Action Project (YRAP). The objectives of treatment are the reintegration of youth within their community, and reducing the re-offence rates. The paper compares the perspectives of the individuals at YRAP to current best practices, and offers recommendations in the treatment of youth in conflict with the law. A brief overview of current best practices revealed that program integrity and a program length of less than six months was correlated with lower rates of re-offence. The practice of Restorative Justice approaches was effective for lowering rates of re-offence, and left both victim and offender participants more satisfied than those that did not participate in such programs. The involvement of youth in the development of personalized treatment was also deemed important. Finally, collaboration between service organizations, especially in the form of Wraparound services, was recommended in the literature.

In 2015, Andrew Ha served as the Edmonton Social Planning Council’s Social Justice Intern. Our Social Justice Intern is a volunteer program, which provides students at an Albertan post-secondary institution the opportunity to complete a research project on a local social issue. This initiative is supported by Volunteer Alberta’s Serving Communities Internship Program (SCIP). The following report is the result of his work in this position.

Disclaimer: This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the Edmonton Social Planning Council, but is based on the work and opinions of the author.

For more information about the ESPC’s Social Justice Internship, you can reach us at the following address:

Social Justice Internship
Edmonton Social Planning Council
Suite 37, 9912-106 St. Edmonton, AB T5K 1C5
Phone: 780-423-2031
www.edmontonsocialplanning.ca

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