Elizabeth Ley, RSW, Community Navigator at SAGE (Senior’s Association of Greater Edmonton) joins us to talk about Social Isolation and seniors.

Join us in the Program Room at the temporary location of the Stanley Milner Library at Enterprise Square, March 23, noon.

10212 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton AB T5J 5A3

RSVP at Facebook or Eventbrite!

Bring your lunch. Feed your mind.

The Edmonton Social Planning Council has drawn dates at the Grand Villa Casino Edmonton, Saturday April 1 and Sunday April 2, 2017 for our biennial volunteer casino. 

I am writing this note to inquire if you will consider doing some volunteer work at the Casino.

Your meals and if necessary, taxi, will be covered by the Council.

As 2017 Casino co-chair—Board member Dave Trautman is the other co-chair—I have been working to fill the 36 Volunteer positions/slots. I am pleased to report that most of the “Key Positions” have been filled, primarily by ESPC Board members, but there are lots more volunteer opportunities.

Open volunteer positions—chip runners and count room volunteers—require your name in advance, and showing up with photo ID at the Grand Villa Casino at the time of your volunteer shift(s).

Open volunteer positions requiring just the above are:
Saturday April 1:
9:30 am – 6:30 pm Chip Runner (1);
6:30 pm – 3:15 am Chip Runner (2);
11:30 pm – 3:30 am Count Room [11 pm show up if you want a meal] (6)

Sunday April 2:
9:30 am – 6:30 pm Chip Runner (1);
6:30 pm – 3:15 am Chip Runner (2);
1130 pm – 3:30 am Count Room [11 pm show up if you want a meal] (6)

We qualify for a fundraising Casino once every two years. It represents a significant portion of the ESPC budget.

Please consider volunteering.
If you have a question, give me a call or send an email.

Sincerely yours,
Doug Meggison 2017 ESPC Casino Co-Chair
Text or telephone 780-238-7112 or by preference, email to keep track: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

EndPovertyEdmonton co-chairs, Rt. Rev. Jane Alexander and Dr. Jeffrey Bisanz, invite you to join them, the Capital Region Interfaith Housing Initiative and the Edmonton Social Planning Council for the community release of two key publications:

  • the 2017 Profile of Poverty in Edmonton Update
  • the End Poverty Action Guide for Edmonton Religious and Spiritual Communities.

This is also an opportunity to celebrate the kick-off of EndPovertyEdmonton’s official transition into the community.

Thursday, February 9, 2017
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Anglican Diocese/All Saints’ Cathedral of Edmonton
10035 103 St NW

As a community leader and partner working to build a great city, please join us for this opportunity to learn more about poverty in Edmonton and the steps you and your community can take to eliminate it. Please note that parking is limited, so plan to arrive early, car pool or take transit to the event. There is a paid parking lot directly south of the Cathedral and Bay/Enterprise LRT Station is just north of it.


From the Ground Up: Building a Love that Lasts.

Meet Shayla Drewicki, a psychologist trained in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy, known for his model for healthy relationships called “The Sound Relationship House.” Says Shayla, “I find this metaphor really resonates with people as it emphasizes the importance of establishing a foundation of friendship in a relationship so that couples are motivated to communicate and manage conflict. I really like Gottman's work because it's concrete and based on decades of research with thousands of couples.”

Thursday, February 23 2017
12:00 noon
Program Room
Enterprise Square Library
10212 Jasper Avenue

Available now, our 2017 Winter fACTivist! This issue is all about women, featuring articles by ESPC staff and volunteers.

Inside this Issue

Executive Director’s Note

Social Exclusion: One Cause of Missing Persons

Edmonton Still Ranks Low in Women’s Equality

A Timeline of Suffrage

Women and Homelessness

How are refugee women doing?

A New Alberta

The Role of the Teacher in Gay-Straight Alliances

News Briefs

Social Justice Event Review

Get to Know an ESPC Staff Member!

Board Member Profile

Key References

Download the fACTivist Winter 2017 today!