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Created Date Thursday, 16 March 2017
Filesize 2.09 Megabytes

Spring 2017 fACTivist

Spring 2017's fACTivist is all about precarious work! Download it today.

Created Date Thursday, 08 December 2016
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 1.04 Megabytes

the fACTivist Winter 2017

Available now, our 2017 Winter fACTivist! This issue is all about women, featuring articles by ESPC staff and volunteers.

Inside this Issue
Executive Director’s Note
Social Exclusion: One Cause of Missing Persons
Edmonton Still Ranks Low in Women’s Equality
A Timeline of Suffrage
and more!

Created Date Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 1.58 Megabytes

the fACTivist Fall 2016

Happy autumn! Ready to learn about compassion? This edition of the fACTivist is for you!

Inside this issue:
We All Win, When We All Win
Compassion through Refuge
Self-Compassion (Reprinted with permission from (http://nonprofitwithballs.com/)
Why Do People Give?
and more!

(Bibliography, refereneces, and credits available upon request)

Created Date Tuesday, 07 June 2016
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 5.63 Megabytes

the fACTivist Summer 2016

Welcome to Summer! This issue of the fACTivist addreses Edmonton Across the Ages, from babies to boomers and beyond.

Inside this issue:
YRAP Mentorship: By Youth, For Youth
An Interview with Edmonton’s Next Gen
The Way We Live: A Profile of Edmonton’s People Plan
The City of Edmonton Youth Council: Shaping Municipal Policy
and more!

Created Date Thursday, 02 April 2015
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 9.12 Megabytes

the fACTivist Spring 2015: Affordable Housing

Inside this edition: Michael Shapcott's Right to Housing Conference remarks, expiring federal housing agreements, Jay Freeman's Top Ten List on affordable housing, nine Edmontonians talk about affordable housing and an introduction to new board member David Trautman.

Created Date Friday, 27 February 2015
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 6.66 Megabytes

the fACTivist Winter 2015: Gay/Straight Alliances

Inside this edition: gender politics and the gay/straight alliances, an anniversary screening of Anne Wheeler's Bye Bye Blues, using surplus school sites for affordable housing, homelessness and mental illness, tracing ESPC's 75 years, profiling poverty in Edmonton and an introduction to new board member Erin LaRocque.

Created Date Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 2.90 Megabytes

the fACTivist Summer 2014: Inside Infill

Explore the ins and outs of Edmonton’s infill action plan, discover 10 ways to create community, read about the newly renovated Edmonton Federal Building, Anne Stevenson and the upcoming Vital Signs Edmonton report in the Summer 2014 edition of the fACTivist.

Created Date Thursday, 24 April 2014
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 6.34 Megabytes

the fACTivist Spring 2014: New Adventures

Inside this issue:
News Shorts
AGM news
Kate Quinn honored
Low income bus passes proposed
and more!

Created Date Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 7.46 Megabytes

the fACTivist Winter 2014: Growing Pains

This edition of the fACTivist discusses children and youth who live in poverty, and the effect government policy has on their well-being.

Articles in this edition include:

Foreword: From Band-aids to Breakthroughs
The Current State of Child Poverty in Canada: Statistics and Responses
Investing in Tomorrow: Alberta's Plan to Abolish Child Poverty
The Politics of Poverty Reduction in Alberta
Sheltering Homeless Youth
Aboriginal Children and Poverty in Canada

Created Date Thursday, 26 September 2013
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 5.87 Megabytes

the fACTivist Fall 2013: Warming Up Winter

This edition of the fACTivist discusses the impact winter weather has on persons with low income. Topics covered include public transit, shelter availability, and access to food.

Created Date Thursday, 25 July 2013
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 5.95 Megabytes

the fACTivist Summer 2013: Engage! Municipal Politics

This issue of The fACTivist focuses on municipal politics and civic engagement, just in time for Edmonton's municipal election in October 2013.

Created Date Monday, 25 March 2013
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 5.80 Megabytes

the fACTivist Spring 2013: The Cost of Education

The Spring 2013 fACTivist discusses the state of education in Alberta in light of recent budget cuts by the provincial government.

Created Date Monday, 25 February 2013
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 9.57 Megabytes

the fACTivist Winter 2013: At-Risk Youth

This edition explores issues surrounding at-risk youth in Edmonton, Alberta, and Canada.

Created Date Thursday, 25 October 2012
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 7.28 Megabytes

the fACTivist Fall 2012: Race and Racism in Alberta

This edition of the fACTivist examines the issue of race and racism in Alberta and Edmonton. Contributors offered some theoretical and practical issues surrounding these topics. Local resources such as the Centre for Race and Culture and the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights were also featured.

Created Date Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 5.33 Megabytes

the fACTivist Summer 2012: Fair Taxation and the Role of Government

This edition of the fACTivist looks at issues of taxation, budget cuts, and how these measures affect government action and the delivery of social programs. As a corollary, we consider the role of government amidst a climate of fiscal austerity.

Created Date Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 6.17 Megabytes

the fACTivist Spring 2012: Local Social Safety Net

This edition of the fACTivist looks at some of the agencies that help support vulnerable individuals within our community. While there are many organizations that service our community, the fACTivist provides a snapshot of some of the agencies based on demographic groups and needs.

Created Date Tuesday, 07 February 2012
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 6.41 Megabytes

the Factivist Winter 2012

This edition of the fACTivist examines the multifaceted and complex issue of income inequality. The articles in this issue review how various groups in Canada and Alberta are affected by income inequality, how Alberta compares to other provinces, and different policy drivers that can reduce the income gap.

Created Date Saturday, 24 September 2011
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 5.50 Megabytes

the fACTivist Fall 2011

Created Date Monday, 25 July 2011
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 2.87 Megabytes

the fACTivist Summer 2011

Created Date Monday, 25 April 2011
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 2.02 Megabytes

the fACTivist Spring 2011

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