Research and Support Links

The links below will take you to a selection of weblinks and resources

Statistics & Tools Links

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) has a legislated mandate to provide national leadership and evidence-informed analysis and advice to mobilize collaborative efforts to reduce alcohol- and other drug-related harms. Site...

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Social Inclusion Links

Action for Healthy Communities Action for Healthy Communities (AHC) is the working name of the Edmonton Healthcare Citizenship Society (EHCS), a nonprofit community organization operating in central Edmonton since 1995. Its strategy involves working together with...

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Seniors’ Links

Alberta Council on Aging Alberta Council on Aging (ACA) is a non-profit registered charitable organization that is committed to maintain or improve the quality of life for seniors and encourage their full participation in all aspects of society.  Alberta Seniors,...

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Poverty & Low Income Links

Alberta Works A family support program administered by the Alberta Ministry of Employment and Immigration. The Alberta Works Income Support Program provides financial benefits to individuals and families who do not have the resources to meet their basic needs,...

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Persons with Disabilities Links

Abilities Canada This website is an opportunity for people with disabilities and the broader community to engage in dialogue around issues that matter to all of us. It includes disability-related articles on arts, travel, health and activity, family life, technology,...

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Indicators & Measures Links

Canadian Index of Well Being Purpose of the index is to provide Canadians with a clear, valid and regular accounting of the things that matter to them and the progress made in Canada in regards to social, human, and economic wealth. It is intended to measure the...

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Income & Employment Links

Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) The AFL is a voice for unions and working people in Alberta, working to ensure that workers get the protection they deserve. AFL has undertaken several campaigns including one on minimum wage in which they are advocating for a living...

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Immigrant & Newcomer Links

Action for Healthy Communities Action for Healthy Communities (AHC) is the working name of the Edmonton Healthcare Citizenship Society (EHCS), a nonprofit community organization operating in central Edmonton since 1995. Its strategy involves working together with...

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Housing & Homelessness Links

Canadian Homeless Research Network The Canadian Homelessness Research Network (CHRN) is dedicated to helping end homelessness by improving the impact of homelessness research on policy and practice.  Working in collaboration with a range of key stakeholders and...

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Health & Social Determinants Links

Alberta Centre for Active Living   The Alberta Centre for Active Living has been working with practitioners, organizations and communities since 1989 to improve the health and quality of life of Albertans. One of their priority areas is to understand the...

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Food Security Links

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development This department of the Alberta government provides statistics related to agriculture and food, including average food prices for Edmonton. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development: Statistics: Food & Beverages This...

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Education Links

Alberta Education Alberta Education, a department of the Alberta Government, supports the needs of students, parents, teachers and administrators from Early Childhood Services (ECS) through Grade 12. Site includes publications, surveys, and statistics.    ...

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Edmonton Resource Links

211 Edmonton 211 is a 24-hour information and referral line that helps people connect to social, health and government services. 211 Alberta – Edmonton and Area is a program that is operated by the Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region. 211...

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Children, Youth, and Families Links

Alberta Child Care Association "The Alberta Child Care Association (ACCA) is non-profit, member-based society with a mission to strengthen and advance a unified early learning and child care profession in Alberta." Alberta Council of Women's Shelters The...

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Canada Resource Link

Caledon Institute of Social Policy    The Caledon Institute is a social policy think tank that seeks to promote discussion on poverty and social policy. Publications focus on a variety of topics, including income security, health, social services, and...

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Alberta Resource Links

Alberta College of Social Workers Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) is the regulatory body for social workers in Alberta, and promotes advocacy around social policy issues. Their website offers links to related websites and publications. Alberta Demographic...

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