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Created Date Thursday, 09 March 2017
Filesize 12.92 Megabytes

Community Agency Roundtable Report: Meeting the Needs of LGBTQ Youth in Edmonton and Area

The purpose of these consultations were to:
(1) Examine the issues facing LGBTQ youth in Edmonton and area.
(2) Share work currently being done by agencies to support LGBTQ youth.
(3) Identify gaps, absences, and needs to better support LGBTQ youth.
(4) Develop and share recommendations.

Recommended report citation:
Wells, K., & de Vos, P. (2017). Community Agency Roundtable Report: Meeting the Needs of LGBTQ Youth in Edmonton and Area. Edmonton, AB: Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services.

We also wish to acknowledge and thank the Ministry of Human Services, City of Edmonton (FCSS), United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, and Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services for supporting these consultations and making this report possible. We hope you will find the report of interest and value to your work.

Lastly, a special thank you to all the individuals and agencies who participated in our consultations. We hope the report has captured the intent and spirit of our collective discussions.

—Dr. Kristopher Wells, University of Alberta

Created Date Sunday, 17 March 2013
Modified Date Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Filesize 1.60 Megabytes

2013 Alberta Nonprofit Survey

Title: 2013 Alberta nonprofit survey
Collection: Alberta
Corporate Author: Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
Subject: Non-profit organizations - finances | Non-profit organizations - personnel | Non-profit organizations - program planning
Publisher: Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
Place of Publication: Calgary
Date of Publication: 2013
Language: English
Abstract: The Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations’ (CCVO) Alberta Nonprofit Surveys take an annual snapshot of the health and experience of Alberta’s nonprofits and charities and capture information on finances, demand for services, staffing, and the future economic outlook of organizations. These surveys help illustrate the changes occurring in Alberta’s nonprofit sector. The 2013 survey is the sixth in this series. This year we explored new areas including operating reserves, capital campaigns, advocacy, the implementation of Alberta’s Social Policy Framework, and the impact of the elimination of two provincial programs. The survey ran from March 21 to May 6, 2013 and received 402 responses. This is not a scientific survey and nor is the sample representative. That said, the composition of our sample remains relatively constant from year to year.

The survey was administered shortly after the provincial budget was introduced. Budget 2013 triggered a strong reaction from some areas within Alberta’s nonprofit sector and a lot has happened since this survey was in the field. Our initial assessment was that this survey captured a mood (or moods) that may have shifted over the intervening weeks as some of the implications of the provincial budget became known. As this report was in its final stages, many southern Alberta communities declared statesof emergency due to severe flooding, the full impact of which will not be known for many months. [Taken from report]

Created Date Friday, 12 October 2012
Modified Date Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Filesize 284 Kilobytes

Assessing the Benefits of Community Human Services

Title: Assessing the Benefits of Community Human Services
Author(s): Makhoul, Anne, & Torjman, Sherri
Corporate Author: Caledon Institute of Social Policy
Subject: Social services - studies
Publisher: Caledon Institute of Social Policy
Place of Publication: Ottawa
Date of Publication: 2012
Abstract: This literature review was undertaken on behalf of the Community Human Services Network of Alberta. The Network is composed of representatives of 20 networks and coalitions representing nonprofit human services in Alberta. The report presents a summary of the benefits literature in eight areas of human service. It places special emphasis on early childhood development and care, and crime prevention - the two domains with the most wide-ranging and robust evidence base. The report also highlights the challenges involved in this work related to the widely variable evidence base among the eight areas of human service and to shifts in their delivery. Key developments in evaluation methods, including the growing interest in Social Return on Investment and developmental evaluation, are considered as well.[Taken from caledoninst.org]
Notes: [Commissioned by the Institute for Nonprofit Studies (Mount Royal University) and the Calgary Foundation]
Language: English
Material Type: Report

Created Date Thursday, 06 October 2011
Modified Date Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Filesize 922 Kilobytes

Imagine Canada's Sector Monitor: Factsheet 1, Vol. 1, No. 3: Preliminary Assessment of Trends

Title: Imagine Canada's Sector Monitor: Factsheet 1, Vol. 1, No. 3: Preliminary Assessment of Trends
Corporate Author: Imagine Canada
Citation: Vol. 1 No. 3
Subject: Non-profit organizations - general
Publisher: Imagine Canada
Place of Publication: Toronto
Date of Publication: 2011
Abstract: A quick-to-read snapshot of Sector Monitor trends. What are the key findings from the latest survey? How have things changed since mid-2010?
Language: English
Material Type: Fact Sheet

Created Date Thursday, 06 October 2011
Modified Date Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Filesize 3.17 Megabytes

Sector Monitor, Vol. 1, No. 3

Title: Sector Monitor, Vol. 1, No. 3
Author(s): Lasby, David, & Barr, Cathy
Citation: Vol. 1 No. 3
Subject: Non-profit organizations - general
Publisher: Imagine Canada
Place of Publication: Toronto
Date of Publication: 2011
Abstract: This edition of the Sector Monitor looks at conditions in late 2010. The report presents results for the Monitor’s core set of tracking questions and summarizes the responses of 1,625 leaders of registered charities who participated in this version of the survey. The survey was conducted between October 28 and November 24, 2010. “This version of the Monitor is particularly significant because it marks the completion of our first year of regular surveys,” says Marcel Lauzière, Imagine Canada President and CEO. From this Sector Monitor “...the results are mixed. On one hand, the level of organizational stress appears to have receded; on the other hand, revenues still appear to be stagnating and are increasingly outpaced by expenditures. Perhaps more alarmingly, small organizations appear to be losing a steady trickle of paid staff.”
Language: English
Material Type: Report

Created Date Monday, 25 April 2011
Modified Date Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Filesize 658 Kilobytes

CCVO Economic Climate Survey of Alberta's Nonprofits and Charities

Title: CCVO Economic Climate Survey of Alberta's Nonprofits and Charities
Corporate Author: Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
Subject: Non-profit organizations - general
Publisher: Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
Place of Publication: Calgary
Date of Publication: 2011
Language: English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Monday, 28 February 2011
Modified Date Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Filesize 903 Kilobytes

Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity into Canadian Public Health Practice: Environmental Scan 2010

Title: Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity into Canadian Public Health Practice: Environmental Scan 2010
Corporate Author: National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health
Subject: Health issues - social determinants of health, Social determinants of health
Publisher: National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health
Place of Publication: Antigonish, NS
Date of Publication: 2011
Abstract: The NCCDH has requested this environmental scan to inform its future direction, priorities and activities through an analysis of the key challenges, needs, gaps, and opportunities in the determinants of health for public health.
Language: English
Material Type: Report

Created Date Wednesday, 06 October 2010
Modified Date Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Filesize 862 Kilobytes

Imagine Canada's Sector Monitor: Factsheet 2, Vol. 1, No. 3: Public Awareness and Policy Activity, Top-line Summary

Title: Imagine Canada's Sector Monitor: Factsheet 2, Vol. 1, No. 3: Public Awareness and Policy Activity, Top-line Summary
Corporate Author: Imagine Canada
Subject: Non-profit organizations - general
Publisher: Imagine Canada
Place of Publication: Toronto
Date of Publication: 2011
Abstract: A brief summary of the major findings from our exploration of public awareness and policy activity. How many charities engage in public awareness and policy activities? What specific types of activities are most common? What levels of government do these activities involve? What are the objectives of these activities and what are the barriers to engaging in these activities faced by charities?

Language: English
Edition: Vol. 1 No. 3
Material Type: Fact Sheet

Created Date Tuesday, 14 September 2010
Modified Date Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Filesize 597 Kilobytes

Preliminary Profile of the Size and Scope of the Social Economy in Alberta and British Columbia

Title: Preliminary Profile of the Size and Scope of the Social Economy in Alberta and British Columbia
Author(s): Sousa, Jorge, & Hamdon, Evelyn
Corporate Author: BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance
Subject: Non-profit organizations - general|split|Social issues - social development
Publisher: BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance
Place of Publication: Edmonton
Date of Publication: 2010
Abstract: Using existing data, mainly of a statistical nature, this report provides a preliminary profile of the social economy and social economy organizations in the two Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Aggregate data and descriptive information was used to construct this profile according to six areas: 1. Non-profit and Voluntary Organizations 2. Size and Scope of Co-operative Businesses 3. Infrastructure Supporting the Social Economy 4. Non-Market Housing 5. Social Enterprises: Purpose, Scope and Supports 6. Community-Based Social Services The report also includes a discussion of trends, patterns and issues found in the context of understanding the size and scope of the Social Economy. The report discusses some gaps in knowledge as well as emerging trends that are contributing to strengthening the presence of the Social Economy in new and innovative ways. For information purposes we include a section of sources and resources to provide the reader with the information that contributed to this report. We feel that the information provided in this section can serve as a starting point for further research.
Language: English
Material Type: Report

Created Date Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Modified Date Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Filesize 611 Kilobytes

2010 Whitehorse Housing Adequacy Study

Title: 2010 Whitehorse Housing Adequacy Study
Author(s): Westfall, Rachel
Corporate Author: Yukon health and social services
Subject: Housing - studies, surveys
Publisher: Yukon Health and Social Services
Place of Publication: Whitehorse
Date of Publication: 2010
Abstract: The Whitehorse Housing Adequacy Study was designed to address a long-standing need for statistical information on homelessness and housing challenges in the Whitehorse area. While it is not intended to be representative of the whole Whitehorse population, it provides a snapshot of a vulnerable sub-population during a specific time period. “The study will help all of us – government and agencies alike – address the growing needs around affordable housing and homelessness by taking the evidence-based data and using it to identify priorities and develop programs and services to help those wanting to make better lives for themselves,” Health and Social Services Minister Glenn Hart said. The survey was created by the Department of Health and Social Services in partnership with the Yukon Bureau of Statistics and the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition. A number of key stakeholders provided input and advice from early April to mid-May, 2010.
Language: English
Material Type: Report

Created Date Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Modified Date Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Filesize 765 Kilobytes

A Framework for Action for the Nonprofit Sector

Title: A Framework for Action for the Nonprofit Sector
Corporate Author: Imagine Canada
Subject: Non-profit organizations - general
Publisher: Imagine Canada
Place of Publication: Toronto
Date of Publication: 2010
Abstract: This is a summary of the Framework for Action which continues to be a working draft and reflects what Imagine Canada has heard from various stakeholders from across the country. This document presents a number of drivers of change that will have an impact on the work of charities and nonrpofits as they work in communities across the country and around the world.
Language: English
Material Type: Article

Created Date Monday, 01 June 2009
Modified Date Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Filesize 2.31 Megabytes

Social Return on Investment (SROI) Case Studies: Investing to Strengthen Society

Title: Social Return on Investment (SROI) Case Studies: Investing to Strengthen Society
Corporate Author: SiMPACT Strategy Group
Subject: Social determinants of health
Publisher: SiMPACT Strategy Group
Place of Publication: Calgary
Date of Publication: 2009
Abstract: A collection of 14 SROI case studies of Calgary and area agencies. Agencies include:
Aspen Family & Community Services Network Society
Boys & Girls Club of Calgary
Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society
Calgary Sexual Health Centre
Calgary Youth Justice Society
Catholic Family Services
Children’s Cottage Country
Closer to Home
Discovery House
Distress Centre
Momentum
Peer Support Services for Abused Women
Wood’s Homes
YWCA of Calgary/Mary Dover House
Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Friday, 15 August 2008
Modified Date Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Filesize 800 Kilobytes

Intentional Innovation: How Getting More Systemic about Innovation Could Improve Philanthropy and Increase Social Impact

Title: Intentional Innovation: How Getting More Systemic about Innovation Could Improve Philanthropy and Increase Social Impact
Author(s): Kasper, Gabriel, and Clohesy, Stephanie
Subject: Non-profit organizations - general
Publisher: W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Place of Publication: Battle Creek, MI
Date of Publication: 2008
Abstract: To help spark and sustain a conversation about innovation in the social sector, we partnered with two firms with deep expertise in these issues—the Monitor Institute and Clohesy Consulting. This report represents the findings of our work together, pulling into one place the best of current innovation theory and practice, and exploring how innovation could become a more consistent and reliable commodity for social good. We want to stress the ideas, methods, tools and “value statements” in this report were not created or developed by this foundation. We ourselves are early stage learners and users of these tools and concepts—not “the experts.” Indeed we hope you interpret this report as a learning dialogue versus a lecture. The report itself could perhaps be viewed as a “rapid prototype,” far from complete yet sufficient to create ongoing dialogue, and so we invite your engagement to improve and refine the content moving forward.
Language: English
Material Type: Report

Created Date Thursday, 21 July 2005
Modified Date Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Filesize 371 Kilobytes

The Canadian Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector in Comparative Perspective

Title: The Canadian Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector in Comparative Perspective
Author(s): Hall, Michael H.|split|Barr, Cathy W.|split|Easwaramoorthy, M.|split|Sokolowski, S. Wojciech|split|Salamon, Lester M.
Subject: Non-profit organizations - general
Publisher: Imagine Canada
Place of Publication: Toronto
Date of Publication: 2010
Abstract: The aim of this project is to close the gaps in basic knowledge about the nonprofit or civil society sector, and to shed light on the reasons for the significant disparities that exist in the size, composition, financing, and role of the sector in various countries and regions. To do this, the project has recruited Local Associates in more than 40 countries and formulated a common set of definitions and methodological approaches designed to yield a systematic body of comparative data. The work in Canada was guided by the conceptual and methodological approaches developed in this project.
Language: English
Material Type: Report

Created Date Saturday, 26 August 2000
Modified Date Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Filesize 1003 Kilobytes

Overqualified, Underemployed - Accessibility Barriers to Accreditation for Immigrant Women with Foreign Qualifications

Title: Overqualified, Underemployed - Accessibility Barriers to Accreditation for Immigrant Women with Foreign Qualifications
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Subject: Immigration - employment, foreign qualifications | Women - general
Publisher: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication: Edmonton
Date of Publication: 2000
Language: English
Material Type: Report

Created Date Sunday, 25 January 1998
Modified Date Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Filesize 1.23 Megabytes

A Profile of Edmonton's Charitable Sector Service Agencies

Title: A Profile of Edmonton's Charitable Sector Service Agencies
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Subject: Non-profit organizations - general
Publisher: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication: Edmonton
Date of Publication: 1998
Language: English
Material Type: Report

Created Date Monday, 25 March 1996
Modified Date Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Filesize 1.92 Megabytes

Listen To Me - The Final Report of the Quality of Life Commission

Title: A Profile of Edmonton's Charitable Sector Service Agencies
Corporate Author: Quality of Life Commission
Subject: Social assistance - studies
Publisher: Quality of Life Commission and Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication: Edmonton
Date of Publication: 1996
Language: English
Material Type: Report

Created Date Sunday, 23 January 1994
Modified Date Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Filesize 830 Kilobytes

Funding Challenges in the 1990s - Agency Survey Report January 1994

Title:Funding Challenges in the 1990s - Agency Survey Report January 1994
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Subject: Non-profit organizations - funding sources
Publisher: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication: Edmonton
Date of Publication: 1994
Language: English
Material Type: Report

Created Date Tuesday, 08 March 1988
Modified Date Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Filesize 512 Kilobytes

Response to the Ministry of the Solicitor General Discussion Paper on the Voluntary Provision of Services

Title: Response to the Ministry of the Solicitor General Discussion Paper on the Voluntary Provision of Services
Author(s): Chometsky, Robert
Subject: Social services - privatization
Publisher: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication: Edmonton
Date of Publication: 1988
Language: English
Material Type: Report

Created Date Sunday, 15 October 1950
Modified Date Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Filesize 122 Kilobytes

Social Services Exchange Handbook

Title: Social service exchange handbook
Corporate Author: Edmonton Council of Community Services
Subject: Non-profit organizations - handbooks
Publisher: Edmonton Council of Community Services
Place of Publication: Edmonton
Published between 1950 - 1956
Language:English

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