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  • 79th Annual General Meeting

    79th Annual General Meeting

    Please join the Board and Staff of the Edmonton Social Planning Council to celebrate our accomplishments in the past year, and to hear about upcoming activities of the council! Your membership must be current in order to vote. Membership may be purchased or renewed at the door. When: May 23, 2019 Where: Edmonton Food Bank Annex - 11434-120 Street (The facility 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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Please join the Board and Staff of the Edmonton Social Planning Council to celebrate our accomplishments in the past year, and to hear about upcoming activities of the council!

Your membership must be current in order to vote. Membership may be purchased or renewed at the door.

When: May 23, 2019

Where: Edmonton Food Bank Annex - 11434-120 Street (The facility is being provided free of charge by the Edmonton Food Bank. A non-perishable donation for the Food Bank is welcome. Thank you!)

5:00 pm - Light Refreshments

5:30 - 6:15 pm - Business Meeting

6:30 pm - Keynote Speaker

Please RSVP by May 16, 2019 to Justine Basilan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 780-423-2031 ext 349.

Note: If you need transportation from our office to the venue, please contact Justine prior to the event or as you RSVP to make the proper arrangements.

Keynote Speaker:

Henry Motta, Chief Operationg Office - Jasper Place Wellness Center

Henry Motta has 10+ years of experience working to develop solutions for social and economic challenges in our community. Henry recognizes anything worth doing requires a team and systems approach to create a lasting impact for those involved. His educational background includes military studies, engineering, theology, leadership and management and community economic development.

Henry believes in developing the kind of business strategies organizations need to tap into informal and formal methods of data collection. He knows it is important to understanding where, in its business development cycle, an organization is at. This understanding allows organizations to be agile, flexible, adaptable and to better achieve their goals. Henry Motta will be speaking about the importance of research, and factual data, to the operation of front line agency. He will begin with a short overview of the services provided by the Jasper Place Wellness Center followed by remarks about the importance of gathering information about their own activities in order to be able to grow and diversify their services to the community. They are currently exploring ways to track their effectiveness and better anticipate the need.

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:

  • literature (including drama, poetry, and prose),
  • performing arts (including dance, music, and theatre),
  • and media and visual arts (including drawing, painting, filmmaking, architecture, ceramics, sculpting, and photography).

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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 an issue of Legacy in Action throughout 2018, and are also presented here – the full issue of Vital Signs. 

Community foundations across Canada and internationally are also reporting on how their communities are doing, and how Canada is doing overall.

Click here to download: Vital Signs® Edmonton 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. Watch for these in each issue of Legacy in Action, and in the full issue of Vital Signs that will be released in October of this year.

This edition focuses on Senior Women in Edmonton.

SENIOR OR “SENIOR CITIZEN” In Canada, there is no set age at which a person is considered a senior. Many government benefits begin at 60 or 65 years of age. However, senior discounts often start at 55.

For the purposes of this report, 65+ will denote a senior, and an older adult will refer to those aged 55 to 64, octogenarian will refer to those 80+.

AGEISM is the stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination against people on the basis of their age.

ELDER ABUSE is any action or inaction by self or others that jeopardize the health and wellbeing of an older adult.

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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 of Vital Signs that will be released in October of this year.

This edition focuses on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

LIMITATIONS IN RESEARCH: It is important to note that statistics and data are mostly compiled in binary categories (male or female). Similarly, often it is assumed that there are gay or straight couples only. Sources for these statistics are available at ecfoundation.org

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    To inquire directly about volunteer opportunities with the Edmonton Social Planning Council, please contact johnk@edmontonsocialplanning.ca or call 780-423-2031 ext. 356. Thank you for your interest in the Edmonton Social Planning Council

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  • Become a Board Member

    If you are passionate about equitable social policy and making a difference in your community, consider supporting the Edmonton Social Planning Council by joining our team as a volunteer member of our Board of Directors.

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