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August 6, 2020 at 7:10pm
We are pleased to host our first virtual Lunch and Learn session on August 26 at 12 PM MST. Lynn Hannley and Rose-Marie McCarthy will deliver a presentation on the history of @WINHouseShelter. More info and register: https://t.co/oMyo7GMIGb #yeg #yegevents https://t.co/MnW2qrmr4G
August 6, 2020 at 1:51pm
" @CityofEdmonton spokesperson said #yeg welcomes news of the additional funding.

"We know the more complex needs of individuals experiencing homelessness can be better supported by permanent supportive housing solutions in the longer term." https://t.co/acIm0dDZ6T #yegcc #ableg
August 5, 2020 at 1:33pm
"They found that people with disabilities, or who have spouses with disabilities, held 25 per cent less in assets on average, not including housing assets." https://t.co/83ZrC4dJC3 #PWD #canpoli
August 5, 2020 at 1:15pm
" @MarkCherrington hopes business owners — including many in support of the [mask] bylaw — will consider making a donation to @coalition4jhr or another agency such as @BoyleStreet, the @BissellCentre or @iHumanYouth." https://t.co/nY7OJJ6fnG #yeg #yegcc #COVID19
August 4, 2020 at 5:57pm
In our latest fACT Sheet, we take a look at the current state of child benefits in Alberta and Canada in light of recent developments and changes to both the provincial and federal programs.

Download our fACT Sheet here: https://t.co/9ocsEMwEO2 #ableg #abpoli #canpoli 1/2 https://t.co/dIxFtnCBZX
August 4, 2020 at 4:50pm
In our latest blog post, our summer student research assistant Tom Ndekezi takes a look at the need for more culturally-informed approaches to food security. https://t.co/8EJCQ1Wkkd #FoodSecurity #canpoli
Edmonton Social Planning Council
Edmonton Social Planning CouncilAugust 6, 2020 at 10:04pm
Our Lunch & Learn series has transitioned to an online format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are pleased to host our first Virtual Lunch and Learn session on August 26 at 12 PM MST. Lynn Hannley and Rose-Marie McCarthy will deliver a presentation on the history of WIN House. This coincides with the release of a new book written by Marsha Mildon, "WINning: The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumps of Opening a Women's Shelter."

More information here: https://edmontonsocialplanning.ca/events/lunch-and-learn-virtual-event-the-history-of-win-house-edmontons-first-womens-shelter/?occurrence=2020-08-26

Register your spot via Zoom: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkfuqhrD8oE9yp_-TtJQD7AxOGSfG9YNRr

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/3429107140455048/
Edmonton Social Planning Council
Edmonton Social Planning CouncilAugust 6, 2020 at 4:45pm
"In a short statement, a City of Edmonton spokesperson said the city welcomes news of the additional funding.

"We know the more complex needs of individuals experiencing homelessness can be better supported by permanent supportive housing solutions in the longer term," the statement said.

Sawhney said her cabinet colleague, Seniors and Housing Minister Josephine Pon, is reviewing the sector and working with the federal government to develop longer-term solutions."

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-government-funding-homeless-pandemic-1.5675211
Edmonton Social Planning Council
Edmonton Social Planning CouncilAugust 5, 2020 at 4:24pm
"In a recent study published in the Canadian Review of Sociology, Maroto and University of Toronto sociologist David Pettinicchio examined data from the Canadian Survey of Financial Security between 1999 and 2012. They found that people with disabilities, or who have spouses with disabilities, held 25 per cent less in assets on average, not including housing assets.

That means they are less able to save for hard times or retirement. And according to Statistics Canada, 22 per cent of Canadians, or 6.2 million people, have at least one disability. At least 1.6 million are “unable to afford required aids, devices or prescription medications due to cost.”"

https://www.folio.ca/canadians-with-disabilities-face-barriers-to-financial-security-researchers-find/
Edmonton Social Planning Council
Edmonton Social Planning CouncilAugust 5, 2020 at 4:10pm
"He hopes business owners — including many in support of the bylaw — will consider making a donation to his group or another agency such as Boyle Street Community Services, the Bissell Centre or iHuman.

"I mean these masks are expensive and somebody has to pay for them," Cherrington said. "We've done a great job servicing the middle class and we've left the marginalized out in the cold.""

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-low-income-homeless-newcomer-bylaw-masks-covid19-1.5673094

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