We’re hiring! Research Coordinator

The Edmonton Social Planning Council, an independent, non-profit, non-partisan social research organization is seeking a  Research Coordinator Full time/Permanent position Reporting to the Executive Director, the Research Coordinator will work in collaboration with the team in planning, coordinating, and evaluating the research and policy...

80 Years of Community Building — The History of the Edmonton Social Planning Council

The impact that the Edmonton Social Planning Council has had on different communities in Edmonton, Alberta, and even to some extent Canada, is so extensive that it could fill up an entire library. In fact, it has filled up more than 30 boxes worth of material housed at the City of Edmonton Archives! This 80th anniversary year provided a great...

Research Update: Colouring Outside the Lines

Note: this is excerpted from the December 2020 edition of our “Research Update” publication. The Edmonton Social Planning Council, in collaboration with our volunteers, strives to provide stakeholders and community members with up-to-date reviews, prepared by our volunteers, on recently published social research reports and publications. Reviewed...

fACT Sheet — An Overview of HIV Edmonton

Introduction To increase awareness of the dynamic social agencies that serve the diverse communities within Edmonton, this fACT Sheet provides a summary of HIV Edmonton and its history, mission, and the services it offers. About HIV Edmonton HIV Edmonton was founded in 1984, when the global HIV/AIDS crisis was a pressing concern, from a sense of...

Research Update: Achieving Pharmacare For All

Note: this is excerpted from the December 2020 edition of our “Research Update” publication. The Edmonton Social Planning Council, in collaboration with our volunteers, strives to provide stakeholders and community members with up-to-date reviews, prepared by our volunteers, on recently published social research reports and publications. Reviewed...

Op-Ed: Hero-pay raises are the least we can do for frontline workers

Note: this op-ed originally ran in the Edmonton Journal on December 9, 2020. Written by Sydney Sheloff and Brett Lambert When the COVID-19 pandemic caused lockdowns for much of Canada’s economy back in March, an interesting thing happened. The contributions of those working minimum wage or low-income jobs – whether they were grocery store...

Media Release: COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on child and family poverty in Alberta, says new report

EDMONTON - The Alberta College of Social Workers, the Edmonton Social Planning Council, and Public Interest Alberta have jointly released a report on the state of child and family poverty in Alberta, Spotlight: Lessons on Child Poverty during a Pandemic. Over 160,000 or 1 in 6 children experience the all-encompassing effects of childhood poverty...

Spotlight: Lessons on Child Poverty during a Pandemic

The Alberta Child Poverty Report is a yearly publication that highlights the plight of children and youth living without the resources to thrive and grow into healthy adults. Every year, the Child Poverty Report advocates for better social services and governmental assistance to give all children the opportunities they deserve. This year's report...

Research Update: December 2020

The Edmonton Social Planning Council, in collaboration with our volunteers, strives to provide stakeholders and community members with up-to-date reviews on recently published social research reports and publications. In this issue, we have the following reviews: * Working-Age Singles: The “Forgotten Poor” of Canada -- Reviewed by Kara...

ESPC Submission to the Alberta Budget 2021 Consultation

Note: this is a written submission to the Government of Alberta's Budget 2021 consultation. For more information or to participate, visit their website. December 3, 2020 Subject: Alberta Budget 2021 Submission To Whom It May Concern: Thank you for this opportunity to make a submission as part of the Government of Alberta’s consultation process in...

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Approximately 20% of people experiencing homelessness in Canada are youth, and 6,000 of them experience homelessness every night.

80% of women in Canadian institutions are there for poverty-related crimes, with nearly half of those the result of simply failing to pay a fine.

Locally, Edmonton’s Food Bank gleans 4.8 million pounds of food waste annually, equivalent to 60—80% of its annual meals.

Leftovers Edmonton also diverts food waste for emergency relief, and in 2019 rescued enough food to provide 164,000 meals to charity.

1 in 4 Edmontonians are Millennials

Millennials have the highest debt to after-tax income ratio among the generations measured at any point in their life, at 216%. This is more than 1.7 times young Gen Xers and 2.7 times more than young Boomers.

In 2016, more than 1 in 4 metro Edmontonians identified as a visible minority.

1 in 10 metro Edmonton residents live in low income. 18% of children in metro Edmonton, live in low income households.

Sign petitions denouncing racist policies and actions here in Canada.

Engage with your local city councillor, school board trustee, MLA, and MP and ask them how they plan to incorporate an anti-racist framework in their policies and legislation.

Speak out against micro-aggressions that you may see in your day-to-day life.

Read written works by Black and Indigenous authors in Canada: Desmond Cole, Rinaldo Walcott, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Jesse Thistle, and many more.

Donate to one of the various Black, Indigenous, BIPOC-led organizations in Edmonton and Canada.

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HIV Edmonton (HIVE) was founded in 1984 and is dedicated to making life better for people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS in Edmonton. The purpose of this presentation is to introduce HIVE to the public by providing detailed information about its history, vision, and mission.

This presentation aims to provide detailed information to the public about the different ways the agency is addressing the prevalence of HIV in Edmonton and reaching out to people who are living with HIV.

Join us in our series of free lunchtime talks about social issues and learn about diverse ways to help create a community in which all people are full and valued participants!

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