In the 1960s, the voices of the Council become more identified with the disadvantaged: the Boyle Street population, Aboriginal people, females and youth. A community development worker is hired by the Council. Physical planning issues such as urban renewal, parks planning and co-op housing become a focus, as well as unemployment.
||The Council develops a position to retain a separate identification as a social planning body with its own board and budget, but maintain a close working relationship with the United Community Fund (formerly the Community Chest; later to become the United Way in 1973), with whom it can interchange board members. |
||Major study of juvenile court; study of services for youth in northeast area. |
||Name changes to Edmonton Welfare Council. |
||A Council study affirms need for central and suburban area child care after the Creche, a child care place for indigent women, folds. As a result, the City provides preventive social service funding for day care services in Edmonton.
The Council helps to develop the first Head Start program in the Norwood area.
||Name changes to Edmonton Social Planning Council. |
||Helps teens lobby for teen centre; publishes Blue Book of legal rights addressing transient youth. This handbook is criticized as being "subversive."
Works with Indian and Metis organizations around foster care and adoptive homes.
Helps set up women's overnight shelter (now WIN House), with YMCA.