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

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 needs for a...

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

Title:Posted On:Catagories:» Download the new Vital Topic: Millennials & Technology « 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. Vital Topics are a...

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

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 — 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...

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.

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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Download our Fact Sheet on Food (In)Security During COVID-19  https://edmontonsocialplanning.ca/fact-sheet-food-insecurity-during-covid-19

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Lunch and Learn: Addressing food security in Edmonton during a pandemic: Lessons learned and reflections from the front line

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!

This Lunch & Learn is on food security in Edmonton in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. With public health measures closing much of Canada’s economy in March 2020, the rise in unemployment saw food bank use dramatically increase as a result of growing food insecurity. At the same time, supplies were scarce and meeting this demand became a challenge. Nevertheless, creative solutions were utilized to meet this demand. This includes measures such as food rescue (i.e. diverting food supplies that would have otherwise gone to waste) and increasing the use of fresh produce grown from community gardens.

For this Lunch and Learn presentation, representatives from a number of local organizations (including those who serve newcomer and multicultural communities) will share their experiences and the lessons learned during this pandemic, with an eye towards long-term planning to address food insecurity.

When: Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Where: Online, via Zoom (register in advance to secure your spot)

Panel of speakers:

Marjorie Bencz, Edmonton’s Food Bank
Cory Rianson, Campus Food Bank
Garnet Borch, Leftovers Rescue Food Edmonton
Reshma Sirajee and Kabir Nadkarni, alumni of Peter Lougheed Leadership College
Omar Yaqub, Islamic Family & Social Services Assocation
Julia Tran, Multicultural Health Brokers Co-Operative

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.

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