Blog: Budget 2022 an Insufficient Response to the Mental Health and Addiction Crisis

Written by: Vibhu Kher   The Alberta government spends an annual $1.7 billion on mental health and addiction services. Budget 2022 adds another $20 million to support the Opioid Dependency Program along with recovery-oriented programs, including healthcare...

Alberta 2022 Budget Analysis

Written by Vibhu Kher, Research and Policy Practicum Student This report analyses the Alberta Budget 2022 announced on February 24, and its future implications for Albertans. Using the social gradient framework outlined by Canadian Public Health [6], this report...

We’re Hiring – Summer Social Research Assistant

Social Research Assistant - 35 hours/week (Full-time Temporary Position)     The Edmonton Social Planning Council, a charitable, non-profit social research and advocacy agency founded in 1940, is seeking a Social Research Assistant for a 10-week, full-time,...

2021 Annual Report of the Edmonton Social Planning Council

Read our Annual Report and learn about who we are, our work in 2021 that shows our continued dedication to encouraging the adoption of equitable social policy, supporting the work of other organizations who are striving to improve the lives of Edmontonians, and...

Lunch & Learn Summary: Breaking the Stigma for Albertans with Low Literacy

By: Vibhu Kher, Practicum Student   Involving the whole of community in supporting Albertans with low literacy is essential to advancing the development and skills of these individuals. Literacy develops through everyday contexts; a supportive network and...

Be a Volunteer for our 2022 Casino Fundraiser Event!

Our 2022 Casino Fundraiser Event is happening on July 18th and 19th, 2022 at the Pure Casino Yellowhead which is located at 12464 153 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5V 1S5. This event is completely volunteer run and that’s where we need your help, we need lots of volunteers!...

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The Edmonton Social Planning Council is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan social research organization, with registered charitable status. Our focus is social research, particularly in the areas of low income and poverty. ESPC is a source of knowledge and expertise on social issues within our community.

ESPC focus centers on topics related to low-income and poverty. Our work includes undertaking research into the nature and magnitude of social issues in our community; public awareness and understanding of current social issues; being an independent voice in the community; encouraging public participation in the development of social policies, and the implementation of programs.

The strength of our voice and our role in the community is based on the support of people and organizations concerned about social issues. ESPC conducts research and analyzes data, produces reports, provides recommendations, is a depository of information, provides public education, conducts focus groups, does presentations, and works collaboratively with other social agencies.

We are dedicated to encouraging the adoption of equitable social policy, supporting the work of other organizations who are striving to improve the lives of Edmontonians, and educating the public regarding the social issues that impact them daily

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We are only a few days away from our 82nd AGM!

At this year’s AGM, we are pleased to be able to honour Martin Garber-Conrad for his generous contributions to ESPC, as well as receive a special presentation from RECOVER.

Learn more and register here: https://t.co/gwU9MsNWuU https://t.co/4f2K2h1ggG
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Our 2022 Casino Fundraiser is happening on July 18th and 19th - this event is completely volunteer-run and that’s where we need your help, we need lots of volunteers!

For more information and how to apply: https://t.co/ssl0m4l9iQ

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The Work Environment requires a major transformation in the seniors’ services sector. Check out this webinar with @Alberta_Aging, to help further develop your understanding of workforce issues in seniors’ services and research findings.

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Today is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development!

Cultural diversity is a key development in many aspects, not only economic growth but also leading to a more fulfilling life.

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Join us for ESPC's 82nd Annual General Meeting!

At this year’s AGM, we are pleased to be able to honour Martin Garber-Conrad for his generous contributions to ESPC, as well as receive a special presentation from RECOVER.

Learn more and register here: https://t.co/gwU9MsNWuU https://t.co/DRQJo4iYfb
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" A robust mental health and addictions system that covers recovery and harm reduction components is called upon to offer treatment services that are catered to individual needs."

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Check out our Social Well-Being Tracker

We are currently tracking 75 social well-being indicators for Edmonton and the region.

A. Demographics | BA: Income and Income Gaps | BB. Poverty | BC. Cost of Living | BD. Government Transfers | C. Employment and Labour | D. Education and Literacy | E. Built Environment | F. Social Inclusion | G. Health and Health Services

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Community Engagement

We’re pleased to open up our Lunch and Learn series to other non-profits as a way of introducing agencies and their incredible programs and services to other community members.

For those interested in participating, we would love to host you at a future event. Please direct any inquiries to our Administrative Assistant. To stay informed about future Lunch and Learns and ESPC news and announcements, subscribe to our email newsletter.

The videos below are the latest from our Lunch and Learn series. Click on the image to view or visit our YouTube channel for more videos (click here)

COVID-19 and the Islamic Community in Edmonton

Managing Mental Health for Frontline Staff

COVID-19 and the Islamic Community in Edmonton

Low Literacy - A Foundational Issue in our Society

COVID-19 and the Islamic Community in Edmonton

COVID-19 and the Islamic Community in Edmonton

Advocating for Inclusive Youth Services, Understanding YEG Youth Access Guidelines

Advocating for Inclusive Youth Services, Understanding YEG Youth Access Guidelines

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