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...

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...

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...

Submission to the Government of Alberta’s Affordable Housing Review Panel

Note: this is a written submission the Edmonton Social Planning Council provided to the Government of Alberta's Affordable Housing Review Panel. Submissions are being accepted until August 31, 2020. More information on the panel and how to contribute a submission is available on their website. August 13, 2020 Mickey Amery, chair of the Affordable...

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...

Housing Issues

ESPC works with our many partners including the Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness to advocate for individuals and families living in low income including addressing rental housing subsidy rates and the long waitlist for affordable housing.

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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