Blog: Current Status Unknown: Albertan Supervised Consumption Sites in 2021

Written by Jayme Wong, ESPC Volunteer In August 2020, the busiest supervised consumption site in North America closed just two years after it opened its doors in Lethbridge, Alberta. The location, which saw a total of 444,781 visitors between January 2018 and June 2020, [1] was shut down following the release of a controversial provincial report...

Blog: Poverty in Canada: A Progress Report

Introduction One in nine Canadians lives in poverty—or 11% of the overall population. That's according to the latest (and first) report from the National Advisory Council on Poverty. The good news is that this rate is trending downwards. The bad news is that other poverty indicators, such as food security, unmet housing needs, and low literacy,...

Blog: Low Income Single Adults: How stereotypes can make us forget people

Introduction Recent attention has been given to low-income single adults, describing them as the “forgotten poor.” More people are living as singles—as a share of the population, single people have grown from 9% in 1981 to 14% in 2016. Despite Canada-wide anti-poverty measures, many single adults are struggling to meet their basic needs. A recent...

Blog: Asian Canadians’ safety amidst the pandemic

Starting this past summer, ESPC has released a series of posts focusing on racism in Canada: its history and influence on those working to dismantle systems of oppression. Racism and discrimination are deeply rooted in the structures in which we operate, and the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted these systemic inequities. With the rising coverage...

Blog: Responding to Edmonton Seniors’ Needs During a Pandemic

When the first known case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Canada a little over a year ago, not a lot was known about the virus. By the time a global pandemic was declared in March 2020, trends were becoming clearer. The health impact was greatest on those with pre-existing conditions and people over the age of 70. With this in mind, responding to...

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