2020 Award of Merit for Advocacy of Social Justice Nominations

Feb 24, 2020 | ESPC Announcements

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.

Criteria

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).

Nominations

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.

Click to download the Award of Merit Nomination Form

Deadline

Nominations will be received until March 31, 2020 for consideration by the committee.

Award

The Award of Merit for Advocacy of Social Justice is presented at the ESPC Annual General Meeting each year.

Membership

The strength of our voice is dependent upon the support of people and organizations concerned about social issues—people like you. By getting involved with the Edmonton Social Planning Council, you add your voice to our message of positive social development and policy change.

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Your donation helps us do our work. It keeps our social research current and comprehensive. It allows us to take on bigger projects and make a greater impact in the community. It strengthens our voice—your voice, and the voices of those who lack the opportunity to speak for themselves.

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We have many volunteer opportunities including Research Reviews and Newsletter Writing, Focus Groups, Special Events, Photography and/or Videography, Casino, Board of Directors

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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.

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Contact Us

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Susan Morrissey, Executive Director: susanm@edmontonsocialplanning.ca
Phone: 780.423.2031 (Ext. 353)

Sandra Ngo, Research Coordinator: researchcoord@edmontonsocialplanning.ca
Phone: 780.423.2031 (Ext. 354)

Justine Basilan, Executive Assistant: reception@edmontonsocialplanning.ca
Phone: 780.423.2031 (Ext. 349)

Jenn Rossiter, MA, Project Coordinator | Research Services and Capacity Building: research@edmontonsocialplanning.ca
Phone: 780.423.2031 (Ext. 350)

Brett Lambert, Community Engagement Coordinator: commofficer@edmontonsocialplanning.ca
Phone: 780.423.2031 (Ext. 351)

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Edmonton Social Planning Council
10544 - 106 Street NW, Suite 200 (Bassini Building)
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 2X6
780-423-2031.

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.

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.

 

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* 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.

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