The Edmonton Social Planning Council stays busy monitoring social issues and trends and regularly produces publications that make accurate information and an informed perspective available to the public.
We publish a quarterly newsletter, the fACTivist, as well as fACT Sheets on current issues and events. Some of our other regular works, including our annual More than Minimum Edmonton living wage report and our biennial publication Tracking the Trends, are updated at longer intervals.
The Council is also continually involved in short- and long-term projects, and we typically prepare reports that summarize project findings.
As part of our public education and engagement activities, the ESPC organizes a Lunch and Learn Series. Events are held at the Stanley Milner Library at least four times per year. Check our Facebook page to stay abreast of these and other events!
Some of our publications are available for purchase. To order, either print & mail an order form with payment, or click the PayPal button on the page describing the publication.
Reports published by the ESPC provide background information and analysis on a variety of social issues.
The fACTivist is the ESPC's quarterly newsletter. It offers articles on a variety of pertinent social issues, as well as providing updates on Council activities and projects, and profiles of ESPC staff and board members.
The newsletter archives also include information on First Reading, the social issues magazine published by the ESPC between 1990 and 1998.
fACT Sheets published by the ESPC provide background information and analysis on a variety of social issues. The ESPC's more recent fact sheets are available online, while older ones are available in print form at our offices.
ESPC Research Service
Looking for research on a social issue or related topic? We can help!
The Edmonton Social Planning Council offers a free research service to non-profit organizations, researchers, public sector employees, and other community stakeholders who are searching for current social research. Since its inception, our research assistance service has provided valuable information to many organizations in the Edmonton area, helping them make informed decisions and develop effective programs that address social problems facing our community.
To learn more about this program or to submit a research assistance request, contact our Research Associate, John Kolkman.