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.
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
Social Justice Event Review
Get to Know an ESPC Staff Member!
Board Member Profile
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.
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.
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.