The Edmonton Social Planning Council is an organization committed to the development of social policies that will benefit the entire community. We recognize that many individuals and groups in our community also work tirelessly to advocate for programs that parallel the social vision of the Edmonton Social Planning Council. From time to time, the ESPC will provide an award of merit to an individual or group whom we believe has provided a long-term record of dedication and achievement in the pursuit of social policies of benefit to Edmontonians.


We are looking to honour 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.

i) There is a clear impact on the community that can be attributed to the work of the nominated individual or group.
ii) The work of this individual or group is either ongoing or was conducted for a considerable period.


Notice of this award will be on the ESPC website annually for a sufficient period to allow nominations from ESPC members and others interested in ESPC work. Members of ESPC will also receive individual notice of the call for nominations. Board members are also eligible to make nominations.
A nominating committee will adjudicate nominations to determine whether any nominee sufficiently meets the award criteria. If any nominees meet the criteria, the committee will decide which nominee will receive the Award.


Nominations will be received until March 28, 2014 for consideration by the committee.


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