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  • Bake Sale in Support of the United Way

    Bake Sale in Support of the United Way

    Bake Sale Edmonton Social Planning Council #200, 10544 106 Street (Bassani Building) Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:00am - 4:00 pm Pricing is by donation. Enjoy some baked goods and learn more about our work! 100% of the proceeds go directly to the United Way, which is working with partners in the community to help end poverty in Edmonton. Poverty is #Unignorable Read More
  • Lunch and Learn - December 10, 2019

    Lunch and Learn - December 10, 2019

    December 10, 2019 12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM Program Room - Stanley Milner Library (Enterprise Square Branch) 10212 Jasper Avenue Topic: Prevent It! Taking Action to Stop Child Sexual Abuse Please note: Registration is required for this event. Please CLICK HERE to register. About this presentation: The Edmonton Social Planning Council's Lunch & Learn Series is a series of engaging lunch-time talks about social Read More
  • 2019 Seasonal Celebration

    2019 Seasonal Celebration

    Our Board of Directors and Staff wish to extend an invitation to you to join us in celebrating the holidays at our office! Light snacks and refreshments will be served. When: December 5th, 4:00 to 6:00 pm Where: Suite #200, 10544 106 Street (Bassani Building) Read More
  • Opinion: Budget is a setback for lower-income Albertans

    Opinion: Budget is a setback for lower-income Albertans

    Susan Morrissey, Executive Director of the Edmonton Social Planning Council provided the recent Op-Ed in the Edmonton Journal. Read the full version here: https://edmontonjournal.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-budget-is-a-setback-for-lower-income-albertans Download the Fact Sheet here: 2019 Alberta Budget fACTsheet Excerpt from the Edmonton Journal: With the UCP tabling their first budget, there is a lot of talk of what this means. Depending on who you ask, this Read More
  • 2019 Alberta Provincial Budget Fact Sheet

    2019 Alberta Provincial Budget Fact Sheet

    Download: 2019 Alberta Budget fACTsheet Introduction The 2019 budget, which runs until March 31, 2020, is titled A Plan for Jobs and the Economy. The main priorities it identifies is creating jobs and reducing the deficit. We are now almost 7 months into the 2019-20 budget year, so many of the big changes announced will not take effect until next spring’s 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
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Inside this edition: gender politics and the gay/straight alliances, an anniversary screening of Anne Wheeler's Bye Bye Blues, using surplus school sites for affordable housing, homelessness and mental illness, tracing ESPC's 75 years, profiling poverty in Edmonton and an introduction to new board member Erin LaRocque. 

Click here to download 2015 Winter fACTivist: Gay/Straight Alliances

We are Listening – Sparking Public Conversation on GSAswas a public event held in the rehearsal hall of the Winspear Theatre in Edmonton on January 31, 2015.

The event was held in response to the introduction of Bill 10, which would allow Alberta school boards to reject student requests to create peer-support groups known as gay-straight alliances (GSAs).

The event was open to the general public as an opportunity to hear firsthand from individuals as they share their stories around their experiences with or without GSAs in schools.   

This Edmonton Social Planning Council document is a summary of what was said by youth, parents, educators and concerned citizens.  

Click here to download WE ARE LISTENING Sparking Public Conversation on GSAs

You are invited to our Seasonal Celebration. Join us December 4, 2014 (4:00 - 6:00pm) at the ESPC office (#37, 9912 - 106 Street) paid parking is available on the street or the lot across from the building.

Please RSVP tto Stephanie Haar (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 780-423-2031 Ext 349) if you are attending.

We look forward to seeing you. 

Nominations are being sought to determine the next recipient of the ESPC Award of Merit for Advocacy and Social Justice.

The council is seeking forward-looking and courageous individuals and groups who have not turned away from controversy in an effort to seek social justice. The efforts of the individual or group should have had a clear impact on the community and be either ongoing or for a considerable period of time.

“We recognize that many individuals and groups in our community work tirelessly to advocate for programs that parallel the social vision of the Edmonton Social Planning Council,” said board member Rose Marie Tremblay. “From time to time, we provide an award of merit to an individual or group whom we believe has provided a long-term record of dedication and achievement in the pursuit of social policies of benefit to Edmontonians.”

A nominating committee made up of board members will decide whether any nominee sufficiently meets the award criteria. If a nominee is selected, a presentation will be made at the ESPC’s annual general meeting on May 21.

The deadline to submit nominations is midnight on April 14, 2015.

Click this link to download the Award of Merit 2015 Guidelines

Click this link to download the Nomination Application Form


 

Vital Signs® Edmonton 2014, produced by the Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) in partnership with the Edmonton Social Planning Council, presents a wide range of statistics on housing, education, health, cultural diversity, voting trends, student debt and more, with a specific focus on youth.

Click on the links to download documents (PDF Format): 

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