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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.
Exploring the state of rental housing in Edmonton one Year later. Executive Summary The Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) conducted a survey of renters in the Edmonton area from April 16 to May 31, 2008. The survey was created as a follow up to the Renters’...
Asking for directions : partnering with youth to build the evidence base for runaway and homeless youth services
Title: Asking for directionsÂ : partnering with youth to build the evidence base for runaway and homeless youth services. Collection: Alberta Author(s): Schweitzer, DonÂ |Â Helmer, ChrisÂ |Â Lee, LornaÂ |Â Linderman, MattÂ |Â Moore, DavidÂ |Schwiegeraht, Crystal...
Boyle Street Community Services Street Outreach Team has been operating for over two years now reaching out to homeless individuals in 6 high needs areas of the city. ESPC has been a supporter from the beginning, sitting on the advisory committee and on one occasion...
Title:Starting at Home in Medicine Hat- Our 5 Year Plan to End Homelessness: year 3 progress report. Corporate Author: Medicine Hat Community Housing Society Subject:Housing - affordable, social housing|split|Housing - temporary, emergency, homelessness...
Title:Homelessness, urban aboriginal people, and the need for a national enumeration Author(s):Belanger, Yale D.|split|Awosoga, Olu|split|Weasel Head, Gabrielle Citation:aboriginal policy studies, Vol. 2, No. 2 Subject:Indigenous peoples - inner city|split|Indigenous...
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Edmonton Social Planning Council
10544 - 106 Street NW, Suite 200 (Bassini Building)
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 2X6
Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Please note our office is temporarily closed to the public.
Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, the Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) is taking precautionary measures to do our part in slowing the spread of the disease.
The ESPC physical office will be closed effective March 16, 2020, until further notice. We will continue to work and serve our community and clients remotely. All of us at ESPC have the necessary resources to work remotely with little disruption to our scheduled project deliverables.
Please note that by working remotely, emails will be answered, but phone calls may take longer to respond too. We would recommend email or our website contact form as the quickest way to connect with us.
Additionally, all in-person ESPC events and meetings have been cancelled. We will be monitoring the situation and decide soon on the status of our Annual General Meeting and the scope of our 80th Anniversary celebrations.
* Please note that we are not a government department or direct service provider. We do not provide individuals with information about social benefit programs (i.e. AISH, workers compensation benefits, etc.). If you have questions about these services, please dial 211 or access online by clicking here. For assistance with provincial programs, Alberta Supports can help you access more than 30 programs and 120 community services https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-supports.aspx.