Our Work

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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.

LOOKING FOR RESEARCH ASSISTANCE?
The Edmonton Social Planning Council provides FREE research services to social advocacy organizations in Edmonton! Are you seeking publications or statistics in social policy areas such as:

Housing, Transportation, Health, Education, Food Security, Income Security Programs, Urban Issues, Social Services, Women, Disabilities, Poverty, Immigration, Families, Children and Child Care, Seniors, Indigenous Peoples, Labour Force, Crime and Safety … and more!

If you or your organization needs a hand finding information about local social issues or related topics, contact our Research Coordinator, Sandra Ngo, by phone at 780.423.2031 or by email at researchcoord@edmontonsocialplanning.ca.

Subscribe to our Email and NewslettersWhen you subscribe to our email list, you can expect a modest number of updates from the Edmonton Social Planning Council, which will include notices of new reports and publications, upcoming events, mentions of ESPC in the news, as well as selected announcements from our partner organizations.

The strength of our voice is dependent on the support of people and organizations concerned about social issues; people like you! The Edmonton Social Planning Council is a non-profit charitable organization that is funded by personal donations, memberships, and project funders.  If you would like to be more involved please consider a membership, donation or becoming a volunteer.