fACTivist Feature Article: Addressing Racialized Populations’ Barriers to Affordable Housing

Note: this is excerpted from the Spring 2021 edition of our fACTivist publication. The Edmonton Social Planning Council, in collaboration with volunteers and colleagues within the sector, strives to provide stakeholders and community members with updates on ESPC’s activities and projects, including articles and initiatives that address a variety...

fACT Sheet — Zoning Bylaws and Affordable Housing

Introduction Ending chronic homelessness has been a priority for Edmonton’s City Council in recent years. In 2009, the city committed to ending chronic homelessness within 10 years. Although a lot of progress has been made, they have fallen short of this original goal. Nevertheless, City Council remains committed to finding solutions. Though the...

fACT Sheet — 2021 Alberta Provincial Budget

Introduction The 2021–22 Budget, titled Protecting Lives and Livelihoods, covers the time period April 1, 2021 until March 31, 2022. This is the third budget of the governing United Conservative Party (UCP) as they enter the halfway point of their term. It is also the first budget that addresses the COVID-19 pandemic, which has upended the lives...

Tracking the Trends 2020

Tracking the Trends provides a comprehensive overview of Edmonton’s social well-being. The Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) is pleased to present this 15th edition of Tracking the Trends. Thirty one years after the release of the first edition in 1989, we remain committed to regularly updating this valuable compendium of social and...

Blog: Social Determinants of Health

Canada has long been considered one of the healthiest countries in the world. However, within Canada certain groups tend to be healthier than others. These health inequalities can be partially explained by the Social Determinants of Health (SDH). SDH are socio-economic factors that positively or negatively impact health. The Government of Canada...

Housing Issues

ESPC works with our many partners including the Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness to advocate for individuals and families living in low income including addressing rental housing subsidy rates and the long waitlist for affordable housing.

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