fACT Sheet — Food (In)Security During COVID-19

You're reading: Download our fACT Sheet (PDF format) What is Food (In)Security? As defined by the United Nations’ World Food Summit of 1996, food security exists when “all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food to meet dietary...

Board Minutes for 2020-2021 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 saw their incomes greatly decrease. It was immediately clear in the wake of this that the eligibility...

Vital Signs 2020 — Millennials in Edmonton

Download the Vital Signs 2020 Report (PDF) Edmonton Vital Signs is an annual checkup conducted by the Edmonton Community Foundation, in partnership with the Edmonton Social Planning Council, to measure how the community is doing.  We also focus on individual issues, Vital Topics, that are timely...

Vital Topic: Millennials & Technology

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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 and community members with up-to-date reviews, prepared by our volunteers, on recently published...

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

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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 up-to-date reviews on recently published social research reports and publications. In this issue, we...

fACT Sheet — Food (In)Security During COVID-19

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Board Minutes for 2020-2021 Term

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fACT Sheet — Jobless Benefits During COVID-19

Vital Signs 2020 — Millennials in Edmonton

Blog: Restorative Justice and the Youth Offenders

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Vital Topic: Millennials & Technology

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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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.

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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.

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

80% of women in Canadian institutions are there for poverty-related crimes, with nearly half of those the result of simply failing to pay a fine.

Locally, Edmonton’s Food Bank gleans 4.8 million pounds of food waste annually, equivalent to 60—80% of its annual meals.

Leftovers Edmonton also diverts food waste for emergency relief, and in 2019 rescued enough food to provide 164,000 meals to charity.

1 in 4 Edmontonians are Millennials

Millennials have the highest debt to after-tax income ratio among the generations measured at any point in their life, at 216%. This is more than 1.7 times young Gen Xers and 2.7 times more than young Boomers.

In 2016, more than 1 in 4 metro Edmontonians identified as a visible minority.

1 in 10 metro Edmonton residents live in low income. 18% of children in metro Edmonton, live in low income households.

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This video is part of the Edmonton Social Planning Council's Lunch and Learn Series - Click here for description

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.

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

When:
Thursday, October 8, 2020

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

Download Vital Signs 2020: https://edmontonsocialplanning.ca/vital-signs-2020-millennials-in-edmonton/

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.

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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.