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  • Lunch and Learn - October 17, 2018

    October 17, 2018  12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM Program Room - Stanley Milner Library (Enterprise Square Branch) 10212 Jasper Avenue Topic: VITAL SIGNS 2018 Vital Signs is an annual check-up conducted by the Edmonton Community Foundation, in partnership with the Edmonton Social Planning Council, to measure how the community is doing. This year, we have focused on individual topics, called Vital Topics which Read More
  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

     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

    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
  • Media Release - Edmonton a Diverse and Youthful City, Despite Tough Economy

    ESPC releases updated publication tracking latest social and economic trends 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 & Read More
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The Edmonton Social Planning Council stays busy monitoring social issues and trends and regularly produces publications that make accurate information and an informed perspective available to the public.

We publish a quarterly newsletter, the fACTivist, as well as fACT Sheets on current issues and events. Some of our other regular works, including our annual More than Minimum Edmonton living wage report and our biennial publication Tracking the Trends, are updated at longer intervals.

The Council is also continually involved in short- and long-term projects, and we typically prepare reports that summarize project findings.

As part of our public education and engagement activities, the ESPC organizes a Lunch and Learn Series. Events are held at the Stanley Milner Library at least four times per year. Check our Facebook page to stay abreast of these and other events!

Some of our publications are available for purchase. To order, either print & mail an order form with payment, or click the PayPal button on the page describing the publication.

Publications
Reports published by the ESPC provide background information and analysis on a variety of social issues.

fACTIVIST Newsletters
The fACTivist is the ESPC's quarterly newsletter. It offers articles on a variety of pertinent social issues, as well as providing updates on Council activities and projects, and profiles of ESPC staff and board members.

The newsletter archives also include information on First Reading, the social issues magazine published by the ESPC between 1990 and 1998.

fACT Sheets
fACT Sheets published by the ESPC provide background information and analysis on a variety of social issues. The ESPC's more recent fact sheets are available online, while older ones are available in print form at our offices.

ESPC Research Service
Looking for research on a social issue or related topic?  We can help!

The Edmonton Social Planning Council offers a free research service to non-profit organizations, researchers, public sector employees, and other community stakeholders who are searching for current social research. Since its inception, our research assistance service has provided valuable information to many organizations in the Edmonton area, helping them make informed decisions and develop effective programs that address social problems facing our community.

To learn more about this program or to submit a research assistance request, contact our Research Associate, John Kolkman.