fACT Sheet – COVID-19 and the Islamic Community

Introduction When lockdowns began as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, Islamic Family and Social Services Association (IFSSA) partnered with the Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) to deliver a survey on the needs of clients in the social services sector. Working collaboratively, ESPC and IFSSA prepared survey questions jointly...

fACT Sheet — An Overview of ABC Head Start

Introduction To increase awareness of the dynamic social agencies that serve the diverse communities within Edmonton, this fACT Sheet provides a summary of ABC Head Start Society and its history, mission, and the services it offers. About ABC Head Start ABC Head Start Society is a registered charity that has been committed to promoting and...

fACT Sheet — Supporting Seniors During COVID-19

Introduction In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, information related to the science behind the virus, how it spread, and what measures were necessary to prevent infection emerged and evolved. It soon became clear that COVID-19 posed the biggest risk for those with underlying health conditions and people over the age of 70. It was soon...

fACT Sheet — Zoning Bylaws and Affordable Housing

Introduction Ending chronic homelessness has been a priority for Edmonton’s City Council in recent years. In 2009, the city committed to ending chronic homelessness within 10 years. Although a lot of progress has been made, they have fallen short of this original goal. Nevertheless, City Council remains committed to finding solutions. Though the...

fACT Sheet — 2021 Alberta Provincial Budget

Introduction The 2021–22 Budget, titled Protecting Lives and Livelihoods, covers the time period April 1, 2021 until March 31, 2022. This is the third budget of the governing United Conservative Party (UCP) as they enter the halfway point of their term. It is also the first budget that addresses the COVID-19 pandemic, which has upended the lives...

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fACT Sheet — An Overview of HIV Edmonton

Introduction To increase awareness of the dynamic social agencies that serve the diverse communities within Edmonton, this fACT Sheet provides a summary of HIV Edmonton and its history, mission, and the services it offers. About HIV Edmonton HIV Edmonton was founded...

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fACT Sheet — Basic Income: Can it Happen Here?

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic downturn took hold in Canada starting in March 2020, exacerbated inefficiencies in Canada’s social safety net. The federal government, to its credit, worked quickly to deliver emergency relief to millions of...

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fACT Sheet — Food (In)Security During COVID-19

What is Food (In)Security? As defined by the United Nations’ World Food Summit of 1996, food security exists when “all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food to meet dietary needs for a productive and...

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fACT Sheet – Jobless Benefits During COVID-19

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic upended Canada’s economy when public health measures forced the closure of businesses, and millions of Canadians lost their jobs or saw their incomes greatly decrease. It was immediately clear in the wake of this that the eligibility...

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