Board Minutes for 2020-2021 Term

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Board Minutes for 2019-2020 Term

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Board Minutes for 2018-2019 Term

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Board Minutes for 2017-2018 Term

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Board Minutes for 2016-2017 Term

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fACT Sheet — Jobless Benefits During COVID-19

Download the fACT Sheet (PDF) Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic upended Canada’s economy when public health measures forced the closure of businesses, and millions of Canadians lost their jobs or...

Vital Signs 2020 — Millennials in Edmonton

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Vital Topic: Millennials & Technology

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The Edmonton Social Planning Council is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan social research organization, with registered charitable status. Our focus is social research, particularly in the areas of low income and poverty. ESPC is a source of knowledge and expertise on social issues within our community.

Our Mission

Through rigorous research, detailed analysis, and community engagement, we deepen community understanding of social planning issues, influence policy, and spark collaborative actions that lead to positive social change.

It is a myth that racism has been eradicated in Canada. There are many ways to get involved and begin to change this:

Sign petitions denouncing racist policies and actions here in Canada.

Engage with your local city councillor, school board trustee, MLA, and MP and ask them how they plan to incorporate an anti-racist framework in their policies and legislation.

Speak out against micro-aggressions that you may see in your day-to-day life.

Read written works by Black and Indigenous authors in Canada: Desmond Cole, Rinaldo Walcott, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Jesse Thistle, and many more.

Donate to one of the various Black, Indigenous, BIPOC-led organizations in Edmonton and Canada.

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"Our marginalized community members (are) overwhelmed by all the factors that were in place pre-pandemic. Now it’s just doubly so." #yeg #yegcc @EdmNorthEastHub

Approximately 20% of people experiencing homelessness in Canada are youth, and 6,000 of them experience homelessness every night.

News, Announcements, and the Latest Digital Resource Additions

This video is part of the Edmonton Social Planning Council’s Lunch and Learn Series.

Join us in our series of free lunchtime talks about social issues and learn about diverse ways to help create a community in which all people are full and valued participants.

The video is a recording of a Zoom presentation.

This Lunch & Learn is on Vital Signs 2020! Vital Signs is an annual check-up conducted by Edmonton Community Foundation, in partnership with the Edmonton Social Planning Council, to measure how the community is doing.
This year’s topic is about Millennials in Edmonton, focusing on all things related to this dynamic but often misunderstood generation. This edition of Vital Signs will focus on their financial realities (e.g. student debt load, precarious work), their activism and engagement (e.g. voting patterns, political causes, philanthropy), their use of technology (e.g. social media, smartphone apps, e-commerce), and are setting trends that are changing the world.

Elizabeth Bonkink, Edmonton Community Foundation
Sandra Ngo, Edmonton Social Planning Council

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Online via Zoom (register here to secure your spot).

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City of Edmonton COVID-19 Dashboard

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This dashboard provides information about various elements of the City of Edmonton’s response to COVID-19. Information is updated daily.

COVID-19 Update

Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, the Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) is taking precautionary measures to do our part in slowing the spread of the disease.

The ESPC physical office will be closed effective March 16, 2020, until further notice. We will continue to work and serve our community and clients remotely. All of us at ESPC have the necessary resources to work remotely with little disruption to our scheduled project deliverables.

Please note that by working remotely, emails will be answered, but phone calls may take longer to respond too. We would recommend email or our website contact form as the quickest way to connect with us.

Additionally, all in-person ESPC events and meetings have been cancelled. We will be monitoring the situation and decide soon on the status of our Annual General Meeting and the scope of our 80th Anniversary celebrations.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly changing issue, we recommend staying informed about developments.  Please refer to the Alberta government website, the City of Edmonton website for local updates, or our COVID-19 Resource page.

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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.