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Research Update: A Look at Alberta’s Oil and Gas Bailout

Note: this is excerpted from the August 2020 edition of our "Research Update" publication. The Edmonton Social Planning Council, in collaboration with our volunteers, strives to provide stakeholders...

Research Update: COVID-19 and the Future of Long-Term Care

Note: this is excerpted from the August 2020 edition of our "Research Update" publication. The Edmonton Social Planning Council, in collaboration with our volunteers, strives to provide stakeholders...

Research Update — August 2020

Download the Research Update - August 2020 issue (PDF format) The Edmonton Social Planning Council, in collaboration with our volunteers, strives to provide stakeholders and community members with...

fACT Sheet — WINning: The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs of Opening a Women’s Shelter

You're reading: Download our fACTsheet (PDF format) Introduction To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the founding of what would become known as WIN House (Women in Need), a new book by Marsha...

Submission to the Government of Alberta’s Affordable Housing Review Panel

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fACTivist Feature Article: Economic Insecurity Concerns During COVID-19

You're reading: During the height of the pandemic, Alberta’s unemployment rate went as high as 15.5%  Note: this is excerpted from Summer 2020 edition of our fACTivist publication. The Edmonton...

fACT Sheet — Child Benefits in Alberta and Canada

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Welcome

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

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This video is part of the Edmonton Social Planning Council’s Lunch and Learn Series. Join us for 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 to mark the 50th Anniversary of WIN House. Due to technical issues the first 10 minutes did not record and the video joins the presentation in progress. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

To mark the 50th anniversary of WIN House (Women in Need), its storied history has been captured in a new book, WINning: The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs of Opening a Women’s Shelter by Marsha Mildon. The book tells the story of how a disparate group of women (and a few men) in the late 1960s/early 1970s saw a need to help women and young girls coming to Edmonton with no place to go, and found a way to address that need by starting a women’s shelter during a time when the concept was an unknown entity. The book chronicles the 50-year history and the stories of the people and organizations (including the Edmonton Social Planning Council) who founded, funded, volunteered, and stayed at the Edmonton Women’s Shelter and the subsequent shelters, WIN House I, WIN House II, and WIN House III (Carol’s House).

Presenters:

Lynn Hannley Managing Director of Communitas and early founder of WIN House
Rose-Marie McCarthy Catholic Women’s League and early founder of WIN House

For more information on WIN House please visit: winhouse.org

For more information on the book WINning: The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs of Opening a Women’s Shelter by Marsha Mildon, please visit: http://www.enable.org/winning/

City of Edmonton COVID-19 Dashboard

Originally published on: https://www.edmonton.ca/programs_services/emergency_preparedness/covid-19.aspx
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.

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.