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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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Join Armand Mercier in a discussion about Habitat for Humanity. Learn about how it works, who it helps, and the impact it has on the community.

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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.

Happy autumn! Ready to learn about compassion? This edition of the fACTivist is for you!

Inside this issue:

We All Win, When We All Win
Compassion through Refuge
Self-Compassion (reprinted with permission from http://nonprofitwithballs.com/)
Why Do People Give?
Edmonton Gives
Alberta Interprovincial and Secondary Migration: Rates, Context and Profile
The Health Benefits of Compassion
From Camp to Campus: World University Service of Canada’s Student Refugee Program 
Intimacy with Nature 
Case Study: The Edmonton Somali Community
News Briefs
Social Justice Events Review
Get to Know an ESPC Summer Student
Board Member Profile
Upcoming Social Justice Events

(Bibliography, refereneces, and credits available upon request)

Download the Fall 2016 fACTivist today!

We cordially invite you to join us for the report launch of VitalSigns(TM) in conjunction with the Edmonton Community Foundation!

We'll serve a light lunch while you find out why immigration is important to Edmonton, how immigrants and refugees contribute to our society, and more!

Join us at the Stanley Milner Library, Edmonton Room, on October 4th at 11:30 am.

The Edmonton Social Planning Council, a charitable,

 non-profit social research and community engagement agency, is seeking a

 

Research Coordinator

Full time/Permanent position  

 

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Research Coordinator is responsible for planning, coordinating, and evaluating the research and policy analysis function of the Council. This includes direct involvement in research conducted by the Council.  In collaboration with the staff team, the Coordinator develops and implements the annual research agenda. The Coordinator demonstrates an excellent understanding of research methods, particularly community based research, and the capacity to conduct research in an ethical manner that meets rigorous standards.  Working in collaboration with colleagues from the larger research community, the Coordinator examines relevant social policies and issues, and provides timely and practical analysis that reflects the vision and mission of the Council.

 

Required Skills:

  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Social Sciences with a research emphasis.
  • Experience in research design and implementation, project management, analysis and report writing.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office applications, social media tools and publishing software.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications and presentation skills.
  • Experience supervising/mentoring students.
  • Professional work experience in areas of affordable housing and homelessness, food security and social inclusion is considered an asset.

 

SalaryRange: $48,000.00 to $53,000.00 annually (commensurate with experience)

The Council offers an excellent benefit plan and pension.

Download the job description here.Please submit application letter and resume plus a sample of your professional writing by electronic mail no later than 4:00 p.m. October 7, 2016. We thank applicants in advance for their submissions, but we will only contact those people who will be interviewed for the position. Please submit applications to:

 

 

Edmonton Social Planning Council

Attn: Susan Morrissey, Executive Director

#37, 9912-106 Street

Edmonton, AB   T5K 1C5

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Learn about the push for a $15/h minimum wage and why labour groups think it’s important. Then, learn about Edmonton’s living wage, which is $16.69/h. What’s the difference between a minimum and a living wage? Why does the ESPC advocate for a living wage? Our two presenters, Gil McGowan of the Alberta Federation of Labour and John Kolkman of the Edmonton Social Planning Council are ready to present their cases and answer your questions.

Add the event to your calendar with Facebook or from the EPL calendar.

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.