Tracking the Trends 2020

Tracking the Trends provides a comprehensive overview of Edmonton’s social well-being. The Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) is pleased to present this 15th edition of Tracking the Trends. Thirty one years after the release of the first edition in 1989, we remain committed to regularly updating this valuable compendium of social and...

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 healthy life.” Food insecurity occurs when individuals or families lack access...

Blog: Social Determinants of Health

Canada has long been considered one of the healthiest countries in the world. However, within Canada certain groups tend to be healthier than others. These health inequalities can be partially explained by the Social Determinants of Health (SDH). SDH are socio-economic factors that positively or negatively impact health. The Government of Canada...

Blog: The Need for Culturally-Informed Approaches to Food Security

Written by: Tom Ndekezi, Summer Student Research Assistant Traditional approaches to food security often emphasize food availability, access to nutritious foods, the ability for individuals and households to utilize and prepare healthy foods, and the overall stability of those factors. While that approach may help vulnerable populations gain...

fACTivist Feature Article: Family Class Sponsored Immigrant Seniors in Canada: Income Dependency Challenges

Note: this is excerpted from Summer 2020 edition of our fACTivist publication. The Edmonton Social Planning Council, in collaboration with volunteers and colleagues within the sector, strives to provide stakeholders and community members with updates on ESPC’s activities and projects, including articles and initiatives that address a variety of...

Food Security

Tracking the Trends 2020

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Each month the Edmonton Food Bank serves 20,000 people through it's food hamper program.

Blog: Civil society in the age of the UCP government

The University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy recently published a report on the impacts of COVID-19 and the financial relationship between civil society and the provincial government (Alberta’s Civil Society Pre- and Post-COVID-19: What’s Government Got to Do...

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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...

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2012 Right to Food Brief

Title:Brief presented to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food: May 7, 2012. Author(s):Campbell, Bruce Corporate Author: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Subject:Food security - hunger, health|split|Food security - local food...

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2011 Whos Hungry Report 2011

Title:Who's hungry?: fighting hunger : 2011 profile of fighting hunger in the GTA. Corporate Author: Daily Bread Food Bank Subject:Food security - hunger, health|split|Poverty - statistics Publisher:Daily Bread Food Bank Place of Publication:Toronto Date of...

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