fACT Sheet — The Family Centre: Education & Interpreter Services

Introduction The Family Centre is an organization that works to support families and children to help them flourish, and to help people engage with one another in order to promote healthy, safe, and economically viable communities. This fACT Sheet provides an overview of two particular services offered: Education Services and Centralized...

fACT Sheet — C5 Collaborating for Change

Introduction C5 is a group of Edmonton-based agencies working toward collective action in the community since 2015. Together, they've established a collaborative model that improves service delivery and works to overcome systemic barriers. About C5 The C5 collaborative comprises five local organizations: Bent Arrow Traditional Healing...

fACT Sheet – COVID-19 and the Islamic Community

Introduction When lockdowns began as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, Islamic Family and Social Services Association (IFSSA) partnered with the Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) to deliver a survey on the needs of clients in the social services sector. Working collaboratively, ESPC and IFSSA prepared survey questions jointly...

fACT Sheet — An Overview of ABC Head Start

Introduction To increase awareness of the dynamic social agencies that serve the diverse communities within Edmonton, this fACT Sheet provides a summary of ABC Head Start Society and its history, mission, and the services it offers. About ABC Head Start ABC Head Start Society is a registered charity that has been committed to promoting and...

fACT Sheet — Supporting Seniors During COVID-19

Introduction In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, information related to the science behind the virus, how it spread, and what measures were necessary to prevent infection emerged and evolved. It soon became clear that COVID-19 posed the biggest risk for those with underlying health conditions and people over the age of 70. It was soon...

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.

Our Team


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Susan Morrissey

Susan Morrissey

Executive Director

Jenn Rossiter

Jenn Rossiter

Research Services and Capacity Building Coordinator

Rowan El-Bialy

Rowan El-Bialy

Strategic Research Coordinator

Sydney Sheloff

Sydney Sheloff

Research Officer

Brett Lambert

Brett Lambert

Community Engagement Coordinator

Justine Basilan

Justine Basilan

Executive Assistant

Social Well-Being Tracker


Our social well-being indicators are based on social determinants of health. These indicators are the economic and social conditions that shape the health of individuals and communities.

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10544 – 106 Street NW, Suite 200 (Bassani Building)
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 2X6



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