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  • Lunch and Learn - November 19, 2019

    Lunch and Learn - November 19, 2019

    November 19, 2019 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM Program Room - Stanley Milner Library (Enterprise Square Branch) 10212 Jasper Avenue Topic: If Not You... Then Who? Becoming a Foster, Adoptive, and Respite Caregiver in Alberta Presenters:  JoAnn Hallikainen, Caregiver Recruitment Team Lead Government of Alberta, Ministry of Children's Services All children deserve a home that is nurturing and safe. A Child's Hope is Read More
  • Public Engagement on Affordable Housing Report

    Public Engagement on Affordable Housing Report

    Access to stable and quality housing can produce positive outcomes to community health and education, and ultimately improve neighbourhood conditions and perceptions. Families that are in unstable housing are more likely to face intergenerational poverty. Living in unsafe neighbourhoods could have detrimental effects on physical and mental health. Despite these benefits, there is still formidable public opposition to providing quality Read More
  • A Profile of Poverty in Edmonton - May 2019 Update

    A Profile of Poverty in Edmonton - May 2019 Update

    Read the full report (click on the link):A Profile of Poverty in Edmonton - May 2019 Update Click to download: 2016 Federal Census Neighbourhood Summary Click to download: Map: Prevalence of Low Income After-Tax (All Ages) Click to download: Map: Prevalence of Low Income After-Tax (0 to 17) INTRODUCTION Poverty affects people from all walks of life – young, old, employed, unemployed, those Read More
  • 2019 Vital Topics - Indigenous Women in Alberta

    2019 Vital Topics - Indigenous Women in Alberta

    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 Indigenous Women in Alberta.   Download: Vital Topic - Indigenous Women in 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
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Please join the board and staff of the Edmonton Social Planning Council to celebrate our accomplishments of the past year and to hear about upcoming activities of the Council.
At this event, EPSC will be conducting an election to replace non-returning board members and potentially filling our board complement to a maximum of 12. This year we have four open positions for new board members to be elected to their first 2-year term.

Also featuring a keynote presentation by Cheryl Whiskeyjack of the Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society:

"This is not new"

The executive director of Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society is engaged in finding ways of tracking the progress of their programmes to determine how their traditional approach to healing in one area has influenced practices in other programmes. Through traditional ways of being and knowing they help children, youth, and families. These healing practices are not new. They provide insight for other agencies, and government services, to better understand the people they are dealing with by becoming a participant in these healing practices. Cheryl has been a strong voice for change in the ways we all deal with cultural traditions. Bent Arrow's new focus on documenting how these practices have changed the effectiveness of other programmes is revealing new opportunities to expand the scope of their efforts through traditional ways of knowing and doing.

If you are interested in board service, please go to the ESPC website and fill out the application form.

Although it is possible to be nominated to the ESPC Board from the floor at the AGM, candidates who fill out the application form by May 11th, 2017, can ask questions of the ESPC Membership and Board Development Committee and will have a short biography included in the AGM hand out. We look forward to hearing from you.

Please RSVP by May 17th by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 780-423-2031 ext 349.

25 May at 17:30–19:00

University of Alberta, Education South Room 158

Parking is available in the Education Car Park. Transit options are available via bus or LRT.

 
 

Canadians for a Civil Society, in partnership with MacEwan University, NAIT, and the Indo-Canadian Women’s Association invite you to a symposium on “Building Empathy and Conquering Apathy” that will bring together educators, policymakers, human rights advocates, academics, non-profit and front-line service workers. We will collaborate to prevent human-rights violations in Canada through exploring promising approaches such as empathy-based human-rights education.

Please enrol for the Symposium through EVENTBRITE.CA.

Meetings between people and coyotes are common in Edmonton and many other cities. Coyotes are good at adapting to life among people and exploiting the resources they provide. Over time, these interactions determine whether the next person a coyote meets is likely to experience conflict. Learn how you can feel safe around coyotes while supporting their coexistence and share stories of your own in this lunchtime presentation and conversation.

Join ESPC and Colleen Cassady St. Claire from the University of Alberta's Biological Sciences department and Supervisor and Principal Investigator of the Edmonton Urban Coyote Project and have a chat about coyotes in Edmonton. Do we live in conflict with them or coexistence? What are you experiences with coyotes?

See you at noon on April 20 at the Stanley Milner Library in Enterprise Square (10212 Jasper Ave). RSVP via Facebook or Eventbrite to add this event to your calendar!

Edmonton’s living wage for 2017 is $16.31/hour, which represents the wage that a family of four requires to live in economic stability and to maintain a modest standard of living. The living wage amount allows a family to afford basic necessities, to avoid financial stress, to encourage healthy child development and to fully participate in their communities. Come and hear how the number was calculated. 
 
Thursday September 21, 2017
12:00 noon
Program Room
Enterprise Square Library
10212 Jasper Avenue
 
 

Spring 2017's fACTivist is all about precarious work. Download your copy today!

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