A Profile of Poverty in Edmonton – May 2019 Update

Poverty affects people from all walks of life — young, old, employed, unemployed, those who are new to Canada and those whose ancestors have lived here for hundreds of years. The structure of the economy traps people in bad situations and forces some into...

Tracking the Trends 2018

The Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) today released the 2018 edition of its flagship publication Tracking the Trends.  The 131-page publication provides a detailed analysis of social and economic trends in Edmonton. Information is provided about population...

Keep Investing in Alberta’s Children: The Government’s Role in Ending Child and Family Poverty

Prepared in partnership with the Edmonton Social Planning Council, Public Interest Alberta, Alberta College of Social Workers. While it is crucial for government programs to focus on poverty reduction among all vulnerable populations in the country, this report...

Community Agency Roundtable Report: Meeting the Needs of LGBTQ Youth in Edmonton and Area

The purpose of these consultations were to: (1) Examine the issues facing LGBTQ youth in Edmonton and area. (2) Share work currently being done by agencies to support LGBTQ youth. (3) Identify gaps, absences, and needs to better support LGBTQ youth. (4) Develop and...

A Profile of Poverty in Edmonton: Update 2017

The two years since ESPC published A Profile of Poverty in Edmonton have been challenging ones for the city of Edmonton and its residents. This report updates many of the poverty trends and challenges identified two years within the context of broader social and...