Digital Resource Library

Your Research Hub.

Our Resource section is an information hub for Alberta's third sector. We collect publications for, by, and about nonprofits and social services in our province. Start your search using keywords in the search box below or browse the various categories.

 

Alberta College of Social Workers

Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) is the regulatory body for social workers in Alberta, and promotes advocacy around social policy issues. Their website offers links to related websites and publications.

Alberta Demographic Information 

Published by Alberta Treasury Board and Finance, this site contains quarterly demographic statistics including population growth, births, deaths, international migrants and interprovincial migrants. Demographic information on each of the Alberta Provincial Electoral divisions is also available.

Alberta Economic Information   

Published by the Alberta Ministry of Finance. The Ministry's Economics and Statistics unit tracks economic trends and provides forecasts. Site includes the Current Economic Indicators by Province (statistics on employment, housing, salary, wages, GDP, inflation, etc.) and the weekly Economic Review (provides current economic commentary and statistics on employment, job growth, market trends and more). Also provides current and historical labour force statistics, and Economic Outlook and Economic Spotlights publications.

Canada West Foundation

The Canada West Foundation conducts and communicates non-partisan economic and public policy research of importance to the four western provinces, the territories, and all Canadians. Site offers information on current projects and copies of the foundation's publications.

Centre for Public and Legal Education Alberta

The Centre for Public and Legal Education Alberta's mission is to enhance the accessibility and quality of justice realized in Canada. It addresses its mission by creating learning opportunities and building learning communities that facilitate the creation, management, exchange, and integration of knowledge among people within the justice system and between them and the general public. The website contains a variety of online resources, including publications, research, presentations, news, workshops, and podcasts.

Government of Alberta 

The Government of Alberta website offers links to the various ministries, contact information, Alberta statistics and online services such as financial resources and people services.

Healthy U

Healthy U is a Government of Alberta website that provides Albertans with "current, evidence-based information about healthy eating and active living choices and factors that affect health."

Parkland Institute

The Parkland Institute is an Alberta-wide, non-partisan research centre situated within the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta. It studies economic, social and political issues facing Albertans and Canadians, and specifically focuses on Canadian political economy. Site offers copies of research reports, newsletters and media releases, as well as links to relevant websites.

Pembina Institute   

The Pembina Institute aims to advance sustainable energy solutions through innovative research, education, consulting and advocacy. Site offers copies of newsletters, media releases, opinion editorials and research publications.

Public Interest Alberta

Public Interest Alberta (PIA) is a province-wide organization focused on education and advocacy on public interest issues. PIA focuses its attention on ten broad areas: childcare, post-secondary education, seniors, democracy, privatization, environment, rural issues, living wage, education, and cities. Site features information on PIA initiatives, research reports, and links to other relevant resources. 

Social Policy Framework Library - Government of Alberta

This digital library was designed to store and make accessible Alberta Social Policy Framework public consultation reports and other background documents used to shape the framework.