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  • 79th Annual General Meeting

    79th Annual General Meeting

    Please join the Board and Staff of the Edmonton Social Planning Council to celebrate our accomplishments in the past year, and to hear about upcoming activities of the council! Your membership must be current in order to vote. Membership may be purchased or renewed at the door. When: May 23, 2019 Where: Edmonton Food Bank Annex - 11434-120 Street (The facility Read More
  • 2018 Vital Topics - The Arts

    2018 Vital Topics - The Arts

    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.  This edition focuses on The Arts. ARTS include a wide variety of creative disciplines including: Read More
  • 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
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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.

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.

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!

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.

Add the event to your calendar with Facebook or Eventbrite.

 

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.

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.

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    Your donation helps us do our work. It keeps our social research current and comprehensive. It allows us to take on bigger projects and make a greater impact in the community. It strengthens our voice—your voice, and the voices of those who lack the opportunity to speak for themselves. All donations are tax deductible, a tax reciept will be issued upon receipt of your donation. (Charitable Tax # 10729 31 95 RP 001)

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    The strength of our voice is dependent upon the support of people and organizations concerned about social issues—people like you. By getting involved with the Edmonton Social Planning Council, you add your voice to our message of positive social development and policy change.

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  • Volunteer

    To inquire directly about volunteer opportunities with the Edmonton Social Planning Council, please contact johnk@edmontonsocialplanning.ca or call 780-423-2031 ext. 356. Thank you for your interest in the Edmonton Social Planning Council

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  • Become a Board Member

    If you are passionate about equitable social policy and making a difference in your community, consider supporting the Edmonton Social Planning Council by joining our team as a volunteer member of our Board of Directors.

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