More than 100,000 Edmontonians live in poverty with about 40% of them being children.
Edmontonians believe in helping and protecting one another, so we must work together to address poverty. For this reason, the Edmonton Social Planning Council has produced many documents with various partners to highlight the issue of Poverty in Greater Edmonton and the Province of Alberta.
Download our fACT Sheet (PDF format) Introduction Child benefits have been demonstrated to be an important tool for alleviating and reducing child poverty. A recent report from UNICEF highlighted that in 15 high-income countries, delivering universal child benefits...
Egale Canada, in partnership with INNOVATIVE Research Group recently released a report, Impacts of COVID-19: Canada’s LGBTQI2S Community in Focus, which highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected the LGBTQI2S community in Canada. The results...
Food Bank 2019
Global TV Edmonton features the start to the Edmonton Food Bank 2019 Campaign and Sandra Ngo, from the Edmonton Social Planning Council provides some valuable insight