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 inclusive community. The ESPC’s annual Award of Merit recognizes an individual, or group, we believe has demonstrated a dedication and achievement in the pursuit of social policies for the benefit of Edmontonians, particularly those who are the most vulnerable.
The ESPC’s Award of Merit for Advocacy of Social Justice honours forward-looking and courageous individuals and groups who have not turned away from controversy in an effort to seek social justice for either a defined community group or for the community as a whole. The following broad criteria must be met:
1. There is a clear impact on the community directly attributed to the work of the nominated individual or group.
2. The work of this individual or group is either ongoing, or was conducted for a considerable period of time (not a one-time event or short term volunteer activity).
Notice of this award will be on the ESPC website annually, and will be advertised on social media, at least one month prior to the deadline. Members of ESPC will receive individual notices calling for nominations. ESPC members, ESPC Board members, and the general public are all eligible to make nominations.
A nominating committee made up of ESPC Board members will adjudicate nominations. If multiple nominees meet the criteria, the committee will decide which nominee(s) will receive the Award.
Nominations will be received until March 31, 2020 for consideration by the committee.
The Award of Merit for Advocacy of Social Justice is presented at the ESPC Annual General Meeting each year.
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Resource and Support Links
The Resource and Support links will take you to a selection of weblinks related to a variety of research topic, support systems, and agencies, as well as a list of some of the best resources in our library for each topic.
Susan Morrissey, Executive Director: email@example.com
Phone: 780.423.2031 (Ext. 353)
Sandra Ngo, Research Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 780.423.2031 (Ext. 354)
Justine Basilan, Executive Assistant: email@example.com
Phone: 780.423.2031 (Ext. 349)
Jenn Rossiter, MA, Project Coordinator | Research Services and Capacity Building: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 780.423.2031 (Ext. 350)
Brett Lambert, Community Engagement Coordinator: email@example.com
Phone: 780.423.2031 (Ext. 351)
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10544 - 106 Street NW, Suite 200 (Bassini Building)
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 2X6
Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Please note our office is temporarily closed to the public.
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.
* 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.