Blog: It’s time for an upgrade: Improving emergency shelter standards in Edmonton

Written by Brett Lambert, Community Engagement Coordinator For more than a decade, ending chronic homelessness has been a high priority for the City of Edmonton. The city was praised for reducing its homeless population in half, from 3,200 in 2009 to 1,600 in 2019. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, this progress has experienced a major...

Blog: Child Care and Municipalities

Written by Luis Murcia, ESPC Volunteer In Alberta, child care is generally regulated by both provincial and federal governments, and rarely by the municipalities in which the facilities are located. Issues around child care often cannot be addressed by municipalities, such as long wait-lists, lack of coverage, affordability, and impacts from...

Blog: Health Care Costs in Alberta: A Brief Overview

Written by Sung Min Jo, ESPC Research Assistant Introduction At the beginning of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic—arguably the biggest public health crisis of our time—transformed the prospects of Alberta’s economic climate. In response to these historic events, the government responded with surplus funding to meet public health mandates including...

Blog: Child Care in Alberta Today

Written by Luis Murcia, ESPC volunteer A reality for most parents is the need for child care—whether it is care for an infant, pre-schooler, or an older child. In Canada, both the federal and provincial governments are responsible for establishing programs to create and sustain quality child care. Therefore, every province tackles this matter in...

Blog: Anti-Asian Hate: One Year After the Pandemic

Written by Jayme Wong, ESPC volunteer In July 2021, The Learning Network, a Canadian group that develops resources for ending gender-based violence, published an article called Examining the Intersections of Anti-Asian Racism and Gender-Based Violence in Canada. At the article’s outset is a startling statistic: “More than 1000 cases of anti-Asian...

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