The fACTivist – Spring 2020

Download the fACTivist - Spring 2020 now! The fACTivist is the ESPC’s quarterly newsletter. It offers articles on a variety of pertinent social issues, as well as providing updates on Council activities and projects, and profiles of ESPC staff and board members. In this issue, we feature the...

Vital Topic: Financial Reality of Millennials in Edmonton

Download the new Vital Topic: Financial Reality of Millennials in Edmonton Edmonton Vital Signs is an annual checkup conducted by the Edmonton Community Foundation, in partnership with the Edmonton Social Planning Council, to measure how the community is doing. Vital Topics are a quick but...

fACT Sheet – 2020 Alberta Provincial Budget

Download the fACTsheet - 2020 Provincial Budget Introduction The 2020-21 Budget, titled A Blueprint for Jobs, covers the time period April 1, 2020 until March 31, 2021. It is largely based on the previous budget introduced in October 2019. The government fiscal plan details a 2.5% reduction in...

2020 Award of Merit for Advocacy of Social Justice Nominations

The Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) is an organization committed to undertaking social research for the benefit of the entire community. We recognize many individuals and groups in our community also work tirelessly to advocate for programs in parallel to the ESPC vision of a just and...

Board of Director Nominations

The Edmonton Social Planning Council Board of Directors are accepting applications for Board positions. The deadline is April 9, 2020. Please see below or visit the Board of Directors page for more information. Appointment Process: 2020-2021 To apply, please complete the application form and...

THE HIGH COST OF WAITING – Tenant-Focused Solutions to Enhance Housing Affordability

The High Cost of Waiting: Tenant-Focused Solutions to Enhance Housing Affordability sets out to document the impacts on quality of life for households who have to wait for prolonged periods of time and find the best solutions for reducing wait times and improving housing affordability. Excessively...

Alberta Child Poverty Report – Edmonton Journal Op-Ed

https://edmontonjournal.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-ending-child-poverty-in-alberta-is-our-moral-obligation Alberta Child Poverty Report Edmonton Journal Op-Ed By Joel French, Sandra Ngo, and Ajay Hartenfeld Pandhi Every night, 160,000 children in Alberta suffer the all-encompassing effects of...

2020 – January – Research Update

Public Engagement on Affordable Housing in Edmonton Reviewed by Akshya Boopalan Supporting Vulnerable Tenants in Non-Profit Housing Reviewed by Agatha Briglio A Critical Time: Special Report on Emerging Adults Leaving Children Services Care Reviewed by Alysia Elliott Review of Educational and...

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Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, the Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) is taking precautionary measures to do our part in slowing the spread of the disease.

The ESPC physical office will be closed effective March 16, 2020, until further notice. We will continue to work and serve our community and clients remotely. All of us at ESPC have the necessary resources to work remotely with little disruption to our scheduled project deliverables.

Please note that by working remotely, emails will be answered, but phone calls may take longer to respond too. We would recommend email or our website contact form as the quickest way to connect with us.

Additionally, all in-person ESPC events and meetings have been cancelled. We will be monitoring the situation and decide soon on the status of our Annual General Meeting and the scope of our 80th Anniversary celebrations.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly changing issue, we recommend you stay informed, please refer to the Alberta Government website and the City of Edmonton website for local updates.

* Please note that we are not a government department or direct service provider. We do not provide individuals with information about social benefit programs (i.e. AISH, workers compensation benefits, etc.). If you have questions about these services, please dial 211 or access online by clicking here. For assistance with provincial programs, Alberta Supports can help you access more than 30 programs and 120 community services https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-supports.aspx.

COVID-19 Update

Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, the Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) is taking precautionary measures to do our part in slowing the spread of the disease.

The ESPC physical office will be closed effective March 16, 2020, until further notice. We will continue to work and serve our community and clients remotely. All of us at ESPC have the necessary resources to work remotely with little disruption to our scheduled project deliverables.

Please note that by working remotely, emails will be answered, but phone calls may take longer to respond too. We would recommend email or our website contact form as the quickest way to connect with us.

Additionally, all in-person ESPC events and meetings have been cancelled. We will be monitoring the situation and decide soon on the status of our Annual General Meeting and the scope of our 80th Anniversary celebrations.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly changing issue, we recommend staying informed about developments.  Please refer to the Alberta government website and the City of Edmonton website for local updates.

Subscribe to our Email and NewslettersWhen you subscribe to our email list, you can expect a modest number of updates from the Edmonton Social Planning Council, which will include notices of new reports and publications, upcoming events, mentions of ESPC in the news, as well as selected announcements from our partner organizations.

The strength of our voice is dependent on the support of people and organizations concerned about social issues; people like you! The Edmonton Social Planning Council is a non-profit charitable organization that is funded by personal donations, memberships, and project funders.  If you would like to be more involved please consider a membership, donation or becoming a volunteer.