Vital Topic — Gaps in the Social Safety Net

June 1, 2021

Edmonton Vital Signs is an annual checkup conducted by Edmonton Community Foundation, in partnership with Edmonton Social Planning Council, to measure how the community is doing. Vital Topics ar a quick but comprehensive look at issues that are timely and important to Edmonton.

For this edition, we take a look at gaps in the social safety net. This includes information and data related to the impact of the pandemic, national and provincial benefits, and the role of charities among others.

NOTE: A previous version of this Vital Topic erroneously stated in the Alberta Works section that benefits are reduced by 25% once they earn more money than their threshold. This figure is actually 75%. The document has been updated and corrected. We regret the error.

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