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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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Inside this edition: Michael Shapcott's Right to Housing Conference remarks, expiring federal housing agreements, Jay Freeman's Top Ten List on affordable housing, nine Edmontonians talk about affordable housing and an introduction to new board member David Trautman.

Click here to view:  2015 Spring fACTivist: Affordable Housing

Edmonton Social Planning Council's 75th Annual General Meeting Thursday, May 21, 2015
Please RSVP by May 14, 2015 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
Category
ESPC Events
Date
May 21, 2015 05:00 PM
Place
Centennial Room (Stanley Milner Library)
Telephone
780-423-2031
 
Edmonton Social Planning Council's 75th Annual General Meeting
Thursday, May 21, 2015
 
Centennial Room (Stanley Milner Library
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
 

Keynote Speaker:

The Hon. Douglas Roche. OC, will speak on: From Charity to Justice. The United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals from 2015-2030 and what it means for us in Alberta. 
 
 
 
 

We are Listening – Sparking Public Conversation on GSAswas a public event held in the rehearsal hall of the Winspear Theatre in Edmonton on January 31, 2015.

The event was held in response to the introduction of Bill 10, which would allow Alberta school boards to reject student requests to create peer-support groups known as gay-straight alliances (GSAs).

The event was open to the general public as an opportunity to hear firsthand from individuals as they share their stories around their experiences with or without GSAs in schools.   

This Edmonton Social Planning Council document is a summary of what was said by youth, parents, educators and concerned citizens.  

Click here to download WE ARE LISTENING Sparking Public Conversation on GSAs

Inside this edition: gender politics and the gay/straight alliances, an anniversary screening of Anne Wheeler's Bye Bye Blues, using surplus school sites for affordable housing, homelessness and mental illness, tracing ESPC's 75 years, profiling poverty in Edmonton and an introduction to new board member Erin LaRocque. 

Click here to download 2015 Winter fACTivist: Gay/Straight Alliances

Nominations are being sought to determine the next recipient of the ESPC Award of Merit for Advocacy and Social Justice.

The council is seeking forward-looking and courageous individuals and groups who have not turned away from controversy in an effort to seek social justice. The efforts of the individual or group should have had a clear impact on the community and be either ongoing or for a considerable period of time.

“We recognize that many individuals and groups in our community work tirelessly to advocate for programs that parallel the social vision of the Edmonton Social Planning Council,” said board member Rose Marie Tremblay. “From time to time, we provide an award of merit to an individual or group whom we believe has provided a long-term record of dedication and achievement in the pursuit of social policies of benefit to Edmontonians.”

A nominating committee made up of board members will decide whether any nominee sufficiently meets the award criteria. If a nominee is selected, a presentation will be made at the ESPC’s annual general meeting on May 21.

The deadline to submit nominations is midnight on April 14, 2015.

Click this link to download the Award of Merit 2015 Guidelines

Click this link to download the Nomination Application Form