The January edition of the ESPC's Research Update newsletter is available for download. This newsletter contains summaries of the latest social research publications from Alberta and other parts of Canada.
This issue contains a review of the following social research report: Making Ends Meet. Published by Citizens for Public Justice. 2013.
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Alberta Provincial Shelter Data 2012-13. Written by Alberta Council of Women's Shelters. 2013.
The Alberta Provincial Shelter Data report for 2012-13 consists of data on women, men and children who visited emergency shelters between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013. Forty-two organizations within the Alberta Council of Women's Shelters provided data for this report. Of these, thirty-five were emergency shelters, ten were second-stage shelters, and two were seniors' shelters.
This report provides detailed information on the people served by and people turned away from shelters across Alberta. From April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013 a total of 5,642 women, 4 men, and 5,480 children were admitted to emergency shelters. Second-stage shelters admitted 239 women and 367 children. Seniors' shelters, which serve women and men, admitted 65 women and 16 men. The primary cause for admittance into all three types of shelters is safety from abuse.
Read more: Alberta Provincial Shelter Data 2012-13