Research, Reviews, & Updates

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

September 2015 Research Review—Issues in Canadian Public Policy No. 3

About This Issue:

The Edmonton Social Planning Council’s bi-monthly Research Review contains summaries of the latest social research publications from Alberta and other parts of Canada. September's newsletter contains a wide range of policy issues affecting Canada’s diverse population and may focus on barriers and experiences of Canada’s low income, homeless or vulnerable population.

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July 2015 Research Review - Issues in Canadian Public Policy No. 2 (Education)

About This Issue:

In 1990, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization made a World Declaration recognizing the importance of Education for All in “providing humanity with the capacity to control its own development”. A significant prerequisite for accessible education is the participation of all stakeholders in the “educational process with a policy based on alliance and partnership”, states the UN. The reports featured in this month’s Research Review shed light on some of the educational barriers faced by Canadian students.

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Research Update- January 2014

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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May 2015 Research Review - Issues in Canadian Public Policy No. 1 (Health)

The May 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 articles related to the connection between health and vulnerable populations in Canada.

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Edmonton Vital Signs 2013

Vital Signs : a report on food security in Edmonton

Written by Edmonton Community Foundation and Edmonton Social Planning Council. 2013

Every year, community foundations across Canada release their annual Vital Signs report. These reports are designed to give readers an understanding of the overall well-being of the community they are focusing on.This year, the Edmonton Community Foundation collaborated with the Edmonton Social Planning Council to produce Edmonton's first Vital Signs report. The focus of this year's Vital Signs reports was food security.

Edmonton Vital Signs 2013 contains data and information about projects and initiatives on food security in Edmonton, as well as a demographic profile of Edmonton. The report uses creative visuals to present data in an accessible way.

Read more: Edmonton Vital Signs 2013