What We Do

Learn more about the organization, our people, and history.

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.

Community Awareness

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.

Advocacy

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.

Subscribe to our Email and NewslettersWhen you subscribe to our email list, you can expect a modest number of updates from the Edmonton Social Planning Council, which will include notices of new reports and publications, upcoming events, mentions of ESPC in the news, as well as selected announcements from our partner organizations.

The strength of our voice is dependent on the support of people and organizations concerned about social issues; people like you! The Edmonton Social Planning Council is a non-profit charitable organization that is funded by personal donations, memberships, and project funders.  If you would like to be more involved please consider a membership, donation or becoming a volunteer.