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  • 2018 Vital Topics - Senior Women in Edmonton

    2018 Vital Topics - Senior 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
  • Edmonton Vital Signs 2018

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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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.

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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!

The 2016 living wage for Edmonton is $16.69 per hour. This is the amount that a family of four with two parents who work full-time require to live in economic stability and maintain a modest standard of living. This includes being able to afford basic necessities (food, shelter, utilities, clothing, transportation, etc.), to support healthy child development, to avoid financial stress, and to participate in their communities. However, this is not the only family type represented in Edmonton; each family type will have a different living wage due mainly to differences in expenses and government transfers. We have also calculated the living wages for a lone parent family and a single adult. These calculations are based on BC’s “Calculation Guide” (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives).

The 2016 living wage for lone parents is $18.15 per hour.

The 2016 living wage for single adults is $17.81 per hour.

For the main Edmonton Living Wage 2016 update, which includes a complete summary of the living wage, the case for a living wage, and written summaries of the calculations, please visit our website at edmontonsocialplanning.ca or use the direct link http://edmontonsocialplanning.ca/index.php/news/espc-news/265-more-than-minimum-calculating-edmonton-s-living-wage-2016-update.

Download the Other Family Types Living Wage Report today.

Did you miss our presentation on Edmonton's Living Wage at Pecha Kucha Night in September? Well, today's your lucky day! Click here to watch the presentation now and hear all about what a living wage means for Edmonton's poor, Edmonton's business owners, and you!

Meet us at the Stanley Milner Library, SE Corner of the First Floor, on November 16 at noon.

The Early Child Development Mapping Project was a five year project that looked at how Alberta’s young children were doing developmentally. Come learn about the surprising results for Alberta and how 100 community coalitions have been working to create healthier and more optimal environments for children. Line Perron will present the results for Edmonton and talk about the variety of strategies that we can put in place to ensure a better future for our youngest citizen. Every child deserves a strong start.

Facebook and Eventbrite users can RSVP; drop-ins are welcome!

Join us in our series of free lunchtime talks about social issues and learn about diverse ways to help create a community in which all people are full and valued participants.