Blog: Barriers to Shelter Use

The blog “Barriers to shelter use”, written after some thorough research, intends to explore the barriers that the unhoused population experiences and the challenges they encounter at many levels while trying to access emergency shelter and housing services in...

DYK: The Cost of Shelter

Welcome to our monthly publication of Did You Know?, where we share themed infographics with the community. We hope you’ll learn something new and be able to share this information. This month’s theme is The Cost of Shelter, taking a snapshot of the rental market and...

Blog: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2022 

In 2021, September 30th officially became the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada and became a day to remember those who have been and continue to be harmed by the impacts of residential schools. This blog explores the history and significance...

Blog: Why Not Both: Albertans Struggling to Afford Housing and Food

The Alberta government has recently recorded the largest surpluses in history, yet many people across the province struggle to afford life's necessities. Learn why some Edmontonians have to make tough choices for their households and why the food bank is busier than...

fACT Sheet – Decolonizing Research: Implementing OCAP Principles

Please note this is an excerpt from this fACT Sheet There is an urgent need to decolonize and reimagine research that includes First Nations and Indigenous Peoples, their traditions, and their ways of knowing. Historically, research has been used against Indigenous...

Community Matters: How Do We Fix the Housing Market? 

By Lexia Simmons, ESPC Volunteer   Home prices have risen 20.6% from 2018 to 2021 (Statistics Canada, 2022a), with reduced access to affordable housing. Countries, provinces, states, and municipalities have been researching, innovating, and implementing different...

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This blog, written after some thorough research, intends to explore the barriers that the unhoused population experiences and the challenges they encounter at many levels while trying to access emergency shelter and housing services in Edmonton.

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Our monthly publication of Did You Know? is out!

This month’s theme is The Cost of Shelter, taking a snapshot of the rental market and the choices millennials are making around their mortgages

Read the infographic here: https://t.co/3VPCEtWRbc

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This blog explores the history and significance residential schools have had, and continue to have on Indigenous Peoples, and ways for individuals to participate in the ongoing healing and reconciliation process.

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Thank you to all our volunteers who contributed from May through September. Your contributions matter and help in shifting conversations. Edmonton Social Planning Council could not do the work it does without volunteers like you. https://t.co/ZsMrxEXzCu
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The government has recently recorded the largest surpluses in history, yet many across the province struggle to afford life's necessities. Learn why some have to make tough choices for their households and why the food bank is busier than ever.

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Community Matters - July 2022

Vital Topics: A Look at the History of Racism Towards Indigenous & People of Colour in Edmonton

Feature Report — Confronting Racism with Data: Why Canada Needs Disaggregated Race-Based Data

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Youth Response Training - A Guide to Compassionate Interactions

Youth Response Training - A Guide to Compassionate Interactions

Community Based Models for Safety - Edmonton SafeWalk Program

Community Based Models for Safety - Edmonton SafeWalk Program

Indigenous Youth

Indigenous Youth

COVID-19 and the Islamic Community in Edmonton

Managing Mental Health for Frontline Staff

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