The ESPC seeks to inform and engage the community in these priority areas
Research, Analysis and Evaluation
ESPC undertakes social research, analyzes and evaluates data and responds to policy decisions that impact people living in low income situations.
ESPC disseminates knowledge about trends and issues related to quality of life through such activities as the Lunch and Learn speaker’s series, presentations and special events.
ESPC advances the interests of vulnerable sectors of the community by advocating specific policy positions to decision makers. ESPC consults on government policy using a lens that reflects the impact on vulnerable individuals and families.
Community Capacity Building and Collaboration
ESPC works in collaboration with other organizations thereby leveraging resources and presenting a unified response. ESPC convenes and facilitates focused discussions with individuals living in low income to allow for a marginalized voice to be heard.
Social Issues Resource Hub
ESPC prepares reports, quarterly newsletters and numerous factsheets and houses them along with many volumes of other information and reports in the ESPC resource room and on the ESPC website. ESPC also operates an online search engine which allows access to a broad range of best practice reports.
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By getting involved with the Edmonton Social Planning Council, you add your voice to our message of positive social development and policy change.
Edmonton Social Planning Council
10544 - 106 Street NW, Suite 200 (Bassini Building)
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 2X6
Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, the Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) is taking precautionary measures to do our part in slowing the spread of the disease.
The ESPC physical office will be closed effective March 16, 2020, until further notice. We will continue to work and serve our community and clients remotely. All of us at ESPC have the necessary resources to work remotely with little disruption to our scheduled project deliverables.
Please note that by working remotely, emails will be answered, but phone calls may take longer to respond too. We would recommend email or our website contact form as the quickest way to connect with us.
Additionally, all in-person ESPC events and meetings have been cancelled. We will be monitoring the situation and decide soon on the status of our Annual General Meeting and the scope of our 80th Anniversary celebrations.
* Please note that we are not a government department or direct service provider. We do not provide individuals with information about social benefit programs (i.e. AISH, workers compensation benefits, etc.). If you have questions about these services, please dial 211 or access online by clicking here. For assistance with provincial programs, Alberta Supports can help you access more than 30 programs and 120 community services https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-supports.aspx.