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  • Seasonal Celebration - 2018

    Our Board of Directors and Staff wish to extend an invitation to you to join us in celebrating the holidays at our office on December 6th, from 4:00PM to 6:00PM!     Please RSVP by November 26th to Justine Basilan at reception@edmontonsocialplanning .ca or call 780-423-2031.   The Edmonton Social Planning Council is located at: Bassani Building Suite 200, 10544 106 Read More
  • Lunch and Learn - November 21, 2018

    November 21, 2018  12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM Program Room - Stanley Milner Library (Enterprise Square Branch) 10212 Jasper Avenue Topic: JOURNEY THROUGH DOMESTIC ABUSE MAPS The "Journey Through Domestic Abuse Maps" was developed as a project of the City of Edmonton's Making Connection Model Phase III group in partnership with M.A.P.S. Alberta Capital Region and has become part of the Community Advocates 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
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A.06.C RESEARCH UPDATES

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Created Date Sunday, 30 September 2018
Modified Date Wednesday, 03 October 2018
Filesize 770 Kilobytes

Research Update - October 2018

EndPovertyEdmonton Year One Progress Report

Reviewed By: Yasmin Hussein .....1

Alberta Minimum Wage Profile

Reviewed by Ryan Dexter .....3

Impacts of Significant Minimum Wage Increase

Reviewed by Aksyha Boopalan.....5

Child Welfare and Youth Homelessness in Canada

Reviewed by Janine Isaac .....7

2018 Alberta Point-in-Time Homeless Count

Reviewed by Michelle Sorenson.....9

Created Date Monday, 04 June 2018
Modified Date Tuesday, 05 June 2018
Filesize 331 Kilobytes

June 2018 Research Update

Inside this Update

Thriving in the City
Reviewed By: Deborah Hicks

PBO Review of Basic Income
Reviewed by Debyani Sarker

Building Bridges
Reviewed by Bethany Long

Inclusionary Zoning
Reviewed by Navroop Tehera

Youth Homelessness Prevention
Synopsis by Connor Walsh

Created Date Monday, 04 December 2017
Filesize 263 Kilobytes

Research Update - November 2017

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • CHILDREN LIVING IN LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS, 2016 CENSUS IN BRIEF, STATISTICS CANADA (SEPTEMBER 13, 2017) 
  • EDMONTON COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH ACTION PLAN
  • EDMONTON SUICIDE PREVENTION STRATEGY 2016-2021, EDMONTON SUICIDE PREVENTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Created Date Tuesday, 18 July 2017
Modified Date Tuesday, 18 July 2017
Filesize 287 Kilobytes

Research Update - July 2017

INSIDE THIS UPDATE

Immigration and Diversity: Population Projections for Canada and its Regions, 2011 to 2036
Reviewed By: Zahro Hassan  1

Domestic Violence and Housing Forum 2016
Reviewed by Janine Isaac  3

Domestic Violence and Housing Forum 2016: Final Report
Reviewed by Navroop Tehara 5

Two Perspectives on Housing Affordability in Canada
Reviewed by Maxwell Harrison 7

A Survey of the Living Wage Movement in Canada: Prospects and Challenges
Reviewed by Eric Van Eerde 9

Dismantling the Welfare Wall for Persons with Disabilities
Reviewed by Debyani Sarker 11

Controlling Homeless People? Power, Interventionism and Legitimacy
Reviewed by Shion Aonuma 13

Created Date Tuesday, 04 April 2017
Modified Date Tuesday, 04 April 2017
Filesize 228 Kilobytes

Research Update April 2017

We do the reading so you don't have to! Inside this update:

A Review of October 2016 Point‐in‐Time Homeless Counts in Alberta (7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness, November 2016), Reviewed by Janine Isaac Another Perspective on Alberta’s 7 Cities Homeless Count, Reviewed by Navroop Tehara

Pilot Lessons: How to design a basic income pilot project for Ontario (Evelyn Forget et. al, Mowat Centre, 2016), Reviewed by Maxwell Harrison

Why More Education Will Not Solve Rising Inequality (And May Make it Worse) (Kelly Foley and David Green, June 2015), Reviewed by John Kolkman

Created Date Monday, 29 August 2016
Modified Date Monday, 29 August 2016
Filesize 2.95 Megabytes

Research Update September 2016

The Edmonton Social Planning Council’s Research Review contains summaries of the latest social research publications. We keep up on your reading so you don't have to.

Inside this issue:

“A Systematic Review: Effects of Psychosocial Interventions on Outcomes in Refugee Adolescents Resettled in the US, Canada, and the UK” reviewed by Sheida Azimi

“Does the TPP work for workers? Analyzing the labour chapter of the TPP” reviewed by Janine Isaac

“Effects of the Minimum Wage on Infant Health” reviewed by Fatima Khawaja

“Social Impacts of the securitized arrival experiences of in-Canada refugee claimants” reviewed by Noelle Jaipaul

Created Date Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Modified Date Tuesday, 16 August 2016
Filesize 5.02 Megabytes

Research Update August 2016

The Edmonton Social Planning Council’s Research Review contains summaries of the latest social research publications. We keep up on your reading so you don't have to.

Inside this issue:

“Bisexuality, poverty and mental health: A mixed method analysis” reviewed by Irene Kakai

“Child Poverty and Family Structure during the Recession in Liberal English-speaking Welfare States” reviewed by Shion Aonuma

“Rural Homelessness in Canada: Directions for Planning and Research” reviewed by Hanna Nash

“Shrinking the Need for Homeless Shelter Spaces” reviewed by Maxwell Harrison

“Why Some Children Come to School with ‘Baggage’: The Effects of Trauma Due to Poverty, Attachment Disruption and Disconnection on Social Skills and Relationships” reviewed by Penolopie David

Created Date Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Modified Date Monday, 29 August 2016
Filesize 2.31 Megabytes

Research Update July 2016

The Edmonton Social Planning Council’s Research Review contains summaries of the latest social research publications. We keep up on your reading so you don't have to.

Inside this issue:

“Apples to Apples: A Comparative Demographic Analysis of Homeless and Housed Youth in Canada” reviewed by Ahmed Yali

“Community Voices: Insights on Social and Human services from People with Lived Experiences of Homelessness” reviewed by Natty Klimo

“Equal Worth: Designing Effective Pay Equity Laws For Alberta” reviewed by Jacqueline Pelechytik

“Homelessness among older people: Assessing strategies and frameworks across Canada” reviewed by Hanna Nash

“Shameful Neglect: Indigenous Child Poverty in Canada” reviewed by Manuel Escoto

Created Date Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Modified Date Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Filesize 5.01 Megabytes

Research Update June 2016

The Edmonton Social Planning Council’s Research Review contains summaries of the latest social research publications. We keep up on your reading so you don't have to.

Inside this issue:

“An Introduction to the State of Poverty in Canada”reviewed by Ryan Dexter

“Educational and Labour Market Outcomes of Childhood Immigrants by Admission Class” reviewed by Irene Kakai

“Improving Access to Capital for Canada’s First Nation Communities” reviewed by Jan Sotocinal

“The Challenge of Homelessness to Spatial Practices” reviewed by Sheida Azimi

“They Go Up So Fast: 2015 Child Care Fees in Canadian Cities” reviewed by Janine Isaac

Created Date Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Modified Date Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Filesize 1.42 Megabytes

Research Update May 2016

The Edmonton Social Planning Council’s Research Review contains summaries of the latest social research publications. We keep up on your reading so you don't have to.

Inside this issue:

“An Analysis of the Economic Circumstances of Canadian Seniors” reviewed by Natividad (Natty) Klimo

“Beyond Survival: A Qualitative Study of the Impact of Homelessness and Incarceration on Women’s Health” reviewed by Lauren Melnyk

“Creating a Community Strategy to End Youth Homelessness in Edmonton” reviewed by Élise Hervieux

“Ending Homelessness? A Critical Examination of Housing First in Canada and Winnipeg” reviewed by Shez Kassam

“Taking a leap of faith: Meaningful participation of people with experiences of homelessness in solutions to address homelessness” reviewed by Dylan Klemen

Created Date Thursday, 17 March 2016
Modified Date Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Filesize 7.34 Megabytes

Research Update April 2016—Issues in Inequality

The Edmonton Social Planning Council’s Research Review contains summaries of the latest social research publications. We keep up on your reading so you don't have to.

Inside this issue:

“Aboriginal Seniors’ Housing in Edmonton” reviewed by Jennifer Taylor

“Better is Always Possible: A Federal Plan to Tackle Poverty and Inequality” reviewed by Lexia Simmons

“Framing the New Inequality: The Politics of Income Redistribution in Canada” reviewed by Jamil Harvich

“Trends in Income Inequality in Canada and Elsewhere” reviewed by Emily Speur

Created Date Monday, 14 December 2015
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 1.77 Megabytes

Research Review December 2015 —Issues in Canadian Public Policy

Inside The Cover:

  1. City of Edmonton. (2015). Ending Poverty in a Generation. EndPoverty Task-force.
  2. Office of the Auditor General of Canada. (2015). Access to Health Services for Remote First Nation Communities. House of Commons Canada
  3. Noble, A. (2015). Beyond Housing First: A Holistic Response to Family Home-lessness in Canada. Raising the Roof.
  4. Johal, S., & Granofsky, T. (2015). Growing Pains: Childcare in Canada. Mowat Centre
  5. McIntruff, K., & Lockhart, C. (2015). The Best and Worst Places to be a Women in Canada 2015. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  6. Teeluck, K. (2015). The Invisible Victims: Examining the Impacts of a Minimum Residency Requirement for Social Assistance on Refugee Claimants. Citizens for Public Justice.
  7. Allan, B., & Smylie, J. (2015). First Peoples, Second Class Treatment: The Role of Racism in the health and well-being of Indigenous Peoples in Canada (Discussion Paper) (Non-Governmental Organization). Wellesley Institute.
Created Date Wednesday, 14 October 2015
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 1.97 Megabytes

Research Review September 2015—Issues in Canadian Public Policy No. 3

The Edmonton Social Planning Council’s bi-monthly Research Review contains summaries of the latest social research publications from Alberta and other parts of Canada. September's newsletter contains a wide range of policy issues affecting Canada’s diverse population and may focus on barriers and experiences of Canada’s low income, homeless or vulnerable population.

Created Date Wednesday, 05 August 2015
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 1.48 Megabytes

Research Review July 2015—Issues in Canadian Public Policy No. 2 (Education)

Issues in Canadian Public Policy No. 2 (Education)

About This Issue:
In 1990, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization made a World Declaration recognizing the importance of Education for All in “providing humanity with the capacity to control its own development”. A significant prerequisite for accessible education is the participation of all stakeholders in the “educational process with a policy based on alliance and partnership”, states the UN. The reports featured in this month’s Research Review shed light on some of the educational barriers faced by Canadian students.

Created Date Tuesday, 12 May 2015
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 1.47 Megabytes

Research Review May 2015—Issues in Canadian Public Policy No. 1 (Health)

Issues in Canadian Public Policy No. 1 (Health)​

The May edition of the ESPC's Research Update newsletter is available for download. This newsletter contains summaries of the latest social research publications from Alberta and other parts of Canada. This issue contains articles related to the connection between health and vulnerable populations in Canada.

Created Date Saturday, 20 March 2010
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 366 Kilobytes

Research Update March 2010

Created Date Sunday, 15 November 2009
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 678 Kilobytes

Research Update November 2009

Created Date Tuesday, 01 September 2009
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 605 Kilobytes

Research Update September 2009

Created Date Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 405 Kilobytes

Research Update July 2009

Created Date Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Modified Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Filesize 516 Kilobytes

Research Update April 2009