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  • Seasonal Celebration - 2018

    Our Board of Directors and Staff wish to extend an invitation to you to join us in celebrating the holidays at our office on December 6th, from 4:00PM to 6:00PM!     Please RSVP by November 26th to Justine Basilan at reception@edmontonsocialplanning .ca or call 780-423-2031.   The Edmonton Social Planning Council is located at: Bassani Building Suite 200, 10544 106 Read More
  • Lunch and Learn - November 21, 2018

    November 21, 2018  12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM Program Room - Stanley Milner Library (Enterprise Square Branch) 10212 Jasper Avenue Topic: JOURNEY THROUGH DOMESTIC ABUSE MAPS The "Journey Through Domestic Abuse Maps" was developed as a project of the City of Edmonton's Making Connection Model Phase III group in partnership with M.A.P.S. Alberta Capital Region and has become part of the Community Advocates Read More
  • Edmonton Vital Signs 2018

    Edmonton Vital Signs is an annual check-up conducted by Edmonton Community Foundation, in partnership with Edmonton Social Planning Council, to measure how the community is doing. This year we will also be focusing on individual issues, Vital Topics, that are timely and important to Edmonton - specifically Women, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Edmonton, Visible Minority Women, and Senior Women. Each of these topics appear in Read More
  • CBC News - Living wage in Edmonton is going up but that isn't good

    Radio Active with Adrienne Pan Interview with Sandra Ngo, Edmonton Social Planning Council. Click here to listen to the interview   Read More
  • Media Release: Edmonton Living Wage 2018 Update

    June 21, 2018 For Immediate Release Edmonton Living Wage 2018 Update Contending with Costs For the first time in 2 years, the living wage for Edmonton has risen. For 2018, an income earner must make $16.48 per hour to support a family of four, an increase of $0.17 per hour from last year’s living wage. The living wage is intended Read More
  • 2018 Vital Topics - Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

    Edmonton Vital Signs is an annual check-up conducted by Edmonton Community Foundation, in partnership with Edmonton Social Planning Council, to measure how the community is doing. This year we will also be focusing on individual issues, VITAL TOPICS, that are timely and important to Edmonton. Watch for these in each issue of Legacy in Action, and in the full issue Read More
  • 2018 Vital Topics - Visible Minority Women in Edmonton

    Edmonton Vital Signs is an annual check-up conducted by Edmonton Community Foundation, in partnership with Edmonton Social Planning Council, to measure how the community is doing. This year we will also be focusing on individual issues, VITAL TOPICS, that are timely and important to Edmonton. Watch for these in each issue of Legacy in Action, and in the full issue Read More
  • More Alberta families worked part-time, or part year, as the province’s oil economy took a downturn, Statistics Canada study shows

     By Catherine GriwkowskyStarMetro Edmonton Thu., May 17, 2018 Original Article - click here EDMONTON—Pipeline inspector and project manager turned stay-at-home dad Chad Miller is pinning his family’s future on the approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline as he searches for work to pay off debt. “I’ve got more qualifications than I know what to do with and I can’t even get Read More
  • 78TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    DATE: THURSDAY, MAY 24TH, 2018 TIME: 5:30 TO 6:15 P.M. The ANNEX-Edmonton Food Bank 11434 – 120th Street Edmonton, Alberta Please join the Board and staff of the Edmonton Social Planning Council to celebrate our accomplishments of the past year, and to hear about upcoming activities of the Council. Your membership must be current in order to vote. Membership may Read More
  • 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 demographics, education and employment, living costs & housing, income & wealth, poverty & government transfers, and key indicators of Edmonton’s social health. Download: Read More
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Edmonton Vital Signs is an annual check-up conducted by Edmonton Community Foundation, in partnership with Edmonton Social Planning Council, to measure how the community is doing. This year we will also be focusing on individual issues, Vital Topics, that are timely and important to Edmonton. The first topic is Women in Edmonton. In light of the #Metoo movement, International Women’s Day, and the fact that Edmonton has been at the bottom of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives list of “The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada” for the past 5 years, our first topic is a snapshot of the issues affecting Women in Edmonton.

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95% OF WOMEN IN EDMONTON HAVE INCOME
By Delinda Cammarata
INCOME LEVEL
INCOME EQUITY
$33,830 MEDIAN INCOME
$51,506 MEDIAN INCOME
95.1% OF MEN IN EDMONTON HAVE INCOME
INCOME EQUITY
POPULATION BY GENDER
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466,655
WOMEN
465,890
MEN

WOMEN WORKING FULL TIME IN CANADA EARN $0.742 FOR EVERY DOLLAR THAT A FULL TIME MALE WORKER MAKES

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By James Wright
LEADERSHIP
ACCORDING TO THE 2017 SCORECARD ON EDMONTON WOMEN;S QUALITY OF LIFE, THE PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP IN EDMONTON CMA FOR 2011 WAS:
30% FRONT - LINE
37% MANAGEMENT
29% SENIOR MANAGEMENT
FEMALE POLITICAL LEADERSHIP IN EDMONTON
CITY COUNCIL - 2 OUT OF 13
PROVINCIAL LEADERSHIP - 11 OUT OF 25
MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT - 1 OUT OF 11
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By James Wright
SEXUAL ASSAULT RATE IN EDMONTON (2016)
72
FEMALE

20 TO 34 YEARS OF AGE

VICTIMIZED BY AN INTIMATE PARTNER

WHITE

A MOTHER

LIVING WITH OR MARRIED TO THEIR PARTNER

CANADA

VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE:
58

FALLING BEHIND WINNIPEG AS THE SECOND HIGHEST IN CANADA

EDMONTON

SEXUAL ASSAULT RATE PER 100,000:

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