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  • 2019 Award of Merit for Advocacy of Social Justice

    2019 Award of Merit for Advocacy of Social Justice

    The Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) is an organization committed to undertaking social research for the benefit of the entire community. We recognize many individuals and groups in our community also work tirelessly to advocate for programs in parallel to the ESPC vision of a just and inclusive community. The ESPC’s annual Award of Merit recognizes an individual, or group, Read More
  • 2018 Vital Topics - The Arts

    2018 Vital Topics - The Arts

    Edmonton Vital Signs is an annual check-up conducted by Edmonton Community Foundation, in partnership with Edmonton Social Planning Council, to measure how the community is doing. This year we will also be focusing on individual issues, VITAL TOPICS, that are timely and important to Edmonton.  This edition focuses on The Arts. ARTS include a wide variety of creative disciplines including: Read More
  • 2018 Vital Topics - Senior Women in Edmonton

    2018 Vital Topics - Senior Women in Edmonton

    Edmonton Vital Signs is an annual check-up conducted by Edmonton Community Foundation, in partnership with Edmonton Social Planning Council, to measure how the community is doing. This year we will also be focusing on individual issues, VITAL TOPICS, that are timely and important to Edmonton. Watch for these in each issue of Legacy in Action, and in the full issue Read More
  • Edmonton Vital Signs 2018

    Edmonton Vital Signs 2018

    Edmonton Vital Signs is an annual check-up conducted by Edmonton Community Foundation, in partnership with Edmonton Social Planning Council, to measure how the community is doing. This year we will also be focusing on individual issues, Vital Topics, that are timely and important to Edmonton - specifically Women, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Edmonton, Visible Minority Women, and Senior Women. Each of these topics appear in Read More
  • CBC News - Living wage in Edmonton is going up but that isn't good

    CBC News - Living wage in Edmonton is going up but that isn't good

    Radio Active with Adrienne Pan Interview with Sandra Ngo, Edmonton Social Planning Council. Click here to listen to the interview   Read More
  • Media Release: Edmonton Living Wage 2018 Update

    Media Release: Edmonton Living Wage 2018 Update

    June 21, 2018 For Immediate Release Edmonton Living Wage 2018 Update Contending with Costs For the first time in 2 years, the living wage for Edmonton has risen. For 2018, an income earner must make $16.48 per hour to support a family of four, an increase of $0.17 per hour from last year’s living wage. The living wage is intended Read More
  • 2018 Vital Topics - Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

    2018 Vital Topics - Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

    Edmonton Vital Signs is an annual check-up conducted by Edmonton Community Foundation, in partnership with Edmonton Social Planning Council, to measure how the community is doing. This year we will also be focusing on individual issues, VITAL TOPICS, that are timely and important to Edmonton. Watch for these in each issue of Legacy in Action, and in the full issue Read More
  • 2018 Vital Topics - Visible Minority Women in Edmonton

    2018 Vital Topics - Visible Minority Women in Edmonton

    Edmonton Vital Signs is an annual check-up conducted by Edmonton Community Foundation, in partnership with Edmonton Social Planning Council, to measure how the community is doing. This year we will also be focusing on individual issues, VITAL TOPICS, that are timely and important to Edmonton. Watch for these in each issue of Legacy in Action, and in the full issue Read More
  • More Alberta families worked part-time, or part year, as the province’s oil economy took a downturn, Statistics Canada study shows

    More Alberta families worked part-time, or part year, as the province’s oil economy took a downturn, Statistics Canada study shows

     By Catherine GriwkowskyStarMetro Edmonton Thu., May 17, 2018 Original Article - click here EDMONTON—Pipeline inspector and project manager turned stay-at-home dad Chad Miller is pinning his family’s future on the approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline as he searches for work to pay off debt. “I’ve got more qualifications than I know what to do with and I can’t even get Read More
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The strength of our voice is dependent upon the support of people and organizations concerned about social issues—people like you. By getting involved with the Edmonton Social Planning Council, you add your voice to our message of positive social development and policy change.

MEMBERSHIP

The Council regularly solicits feedback from its members and uses these insights to guide and strengthen the organization. We encourage you to consider joining. The more our collective voice reflects the diversity of our city, the more we can ensure that everyone’s voice is heard.

By becoming a member, you:

  • Support our efforts to remain on the forefront in dealing with social issues
  • Are free to borrow books and other publications from our resource library
  • Make it possible for us to distribute our materials freely and widely to all
  • Receive our newsletters, fact sheets and other publications on a regular basis via email or regular mail
  • Can vote at ESPC annual meetings and have a say in the direction of the organization
  • Become eligible to serve on the board of directors

Becoming a member is easy!

Choose between two payment options:

1.     Register and pay for your membership online (through PayPal) by clicking on the button in the category you wish to purchase (below), or;

2.     Print out a membership form and mail it to our office, along with a cheque or money order made out to the Edmonton Social Planning Council ESPC MEMBERSHIP FORM

*Online payments are processed using PayPal. If you choose to pay online, you will be directed to the PayPal payment page after you fill out and submit your membership form. PayPal is a secure and trusted site for paying online using credit card or Interac email money transfer. You will not be required to sign up for a PayPal account.

Individual Membership ($25.00/Year)

  • Support our efforts to remain on the forefront in dealing with social issues
  • Can borrow books and other publications from our resource library
  • Make it possible for us to distribute our materials freely and widely to all
  • Receive our newsletters, fact sheets and other publications on a regular basis via email or regular mail
  • Can vote at ESPC annual meetings and have a say in the direction of the organization
  • Are eligible to serve on the board of directors

Limited Income/Student/Senior Membership ($5.00/Year)

  • Support our efforts to remain on the forefront in dealing with social issues
  • Can borrow books and other publications from our resource library
  • Make it possible for us to distribute our materials freely and widely to all
  • Receive our newsletters, fact sheets and other publications on a regular basis via email or regular mail
  • Can vote at ESPC annual meetings and have a say in the direction of the organization
  • Are eligible to serve on the board of directors

Associate Membership ($15.00/Year)

  • Support our efforts to remain on the forefront in dealing with social issues
  • Can borrow books and other publications from our resource library
  • Make it possible for us to distribute our materials freely and widely to all
  • Receive our newsletters, fact sheets and other publications on a regular basis via email or regular mail
  • No voting rights

Non-Profit/Business Membership - Small (budget <1 million) - $50.00/yr.

 

  • Support our efforts to remain on the forefront in dealing with social issues
  • Can borrow books and other publications from our resource library
  • Make it possible for us to distribute our materials freely and widely to all
  • Receive our newsletters, fact sheets and other publications on a regular basis via email or regular mail
  • Can vote at ESPC annual meetings and have a say in the direction of the organization
  • Are eligible to serve on the board of directors

 

Non-Profit/Business Membership - Large (budget > 1 million) - $75.00/yr

  • Support our efforts to remain on the forefront in dealing with social issues
  • Can borrow books and other publications from our resource library
  • Make it possible for us to distribute our materials freely and widely to all
  • Receive our newsletters, fact sheets and other publications on a regular basis via email or regular mail
  • Can vote at ESPC annual meetings and have a say in the direction of the organization
  • Are eligible to serve on the board of directors

* Online payments are processed using PayPal. If you choose to pay online, you will be directed to the PayPal payment page after submitting your online membership form. Pay Pal is a trusted and secure site for using credit cards and interact email money transfers. You will not be required to sign up for a Pay Pal account.

 

Video Feature

Global News - 1 in 6 Alberta children lives below poverty line

Read more about the Edmonton Social Planning Council report on child poverty in Alberta.

Alberta Child Poverty Report - 2018 Click to Download