Our People

Learn more about the organization, our people, and history.

Media: Please direct inquiries to Susan Morrissey, Executive Director.

*Please note that we are not a government department or direct service provider. We do not provide individuals with information about social benefit programs (i.e. AISH, worker’s compensation benefits, etc.). If you have questions about these services, please contact the City of Edmonton at 311. For assistance with provincial programs Alberta Supports can help you access more than 30 programs and 120 community services https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-supports.aspx.

Susan Morrissey

Executive Director

Ph: 780.423.2031Ext. 353

Susan Morrissey joined the ESPC as Executive Director in October 2005. In addition to the day-to-day operational oversight, she spends a significant amount of time building strong relationships and brokering partnerships with like-minded organizations in the community.

Susan’s professional accomplishments include the 2002 YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Business Management/Professions and the Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association Professional of the Year in 1994 and 2001.


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Sandra Ngo

Research Coordinator

Ph: 780.423.2031Ext. 354

Sandra Ngo graduated from the University of Alberta with a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics. Prior to coming to ESPC, Sandra was the community Resource Coordinator with the Multicultural Health Brokers and ENRICH.

Sandra was instrumental in starting the Grocery Run which is a program that provides fresh fruits and vegetables to refugee families living in crisis. She has been highly active in the food security scene in Edmonton for several years


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Jenn Rossiter

Project Coordinator | Research Services and Capacity Building

Ph: 780.423.2031Ext. 350

Jenn Rossiter completed her MA from York University, Toronto, in International Development Studies, during which time she studied child protection policies and informal childcare practices. Recognizing the importance of grassroots development, she has since aimed to translate her international experiences into domestic practice.

Jenn spent several years working at the University of Alberta, most recently with the Faculty of Native Studies learning more about Alberta and Treaty 6. Respectfully connecting this knowledge with her social sciences background has been rewarding, and a practice that grounds her ongoing work.


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Sydney Sheloff

Research Officer

Ph: 780.423.2031Ext. 356

Sydney Sheloff recently graduated from the University of Alberta with a Master of Arts degree in Sociology. Her research focused on youth inequality and homelessness. Her master’s thesis explored what it meant for homeless youth to pursue a successful future in a social, economic, and political landscape that marginalized them and limited their opportunities. In addition, she studied the criminal justice system and the criminalization of impoverished and racialized people. She also studied the unique experiences of Indigenous people in Canada. Sydney is dedicated to investigating social issues through the eyes of those most harshly affected by them. In this position, Sydney is excited to turn her research into action and advocate for social change. In her free time, Sydney enjoys embroidery; baking and trying new recipes; and exploring all the local shops, restaurants, artists, and sites Edmonton has to offer.


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Brett Lambert

Community Engagement Coordinator

Ph: 780.423.2031Ext. 351

Brett Lambert has worked in several communications roles at the University of Alberta as well as non-profit organizations such as Native Counselling Services of Alberta and Public Interest Alberta. Brett has a Diploma in Journalism from Grant MacEwan as well as a Bachelor of Arts and master’s degree in Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta. Brett lives on the south side of Edmonton with his wife, Diana, and two young sons.


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Justine Basilan

Executive Assistant

Ph: 780.423.2031Ext. 349

Justine Basilan graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After graduating and prior to joining ESPC, she invested much of her time volunteering for other non-profit organizations.


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Ph: 780.423.2031Ext. 349

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