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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.
High price, low vacancy: Edmonton’s short supply of apartments coupled with high demand leaves many renters lacking
Buying a new home is not an affordable option for many Canadians due to the fact that in the decade leading up to 2010, the price of a new home nearly doubled, while incomes didn't even hit a double-digit increase. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's (CMHC)...
Title:Point-in-time count report: Winter 2012. Corporate Author: Calgary Homeless Foundation Subject:Housing - temporary, emergency, homelessness Publisher:Calgary Homeless Foundation Place of Publication:Calgary Date of Publication:2012 Abstract: On January 18, 2012,...
Title:Housing first: where's the evidence? Author(s):Waegemakers Schiff, Jeannette|split|Rook, John Corporate Author: University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work Subject:Housing - planning, policy|split|Housing - studies, surveys|split|Housing - temporary, emergency,...
Title: Downtown Street Outreach Initiative Final Evaluation Report Variant Title: Downtown [Edmonton] street outreach initiative Corporate Author: Alana LaPerle Project Services Subject: Housing - affordable, social housing, Housing - planning, policy, Housing -...
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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.