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  • Province and federal government must commit their shares of funding to rental assistance, new Edmonton Social Planning Council report states

    Province and federal government must commit their shares of funding to rental assistance, new Edmonton Social Planning Council report states

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2020 EDMONTON - A new report released by the Edmonton Social Planning Council shows that the toll of households placed on long waiting lists for rental assistance is high and action is urgently needed. The High Cost of Waiting: Tenant-Focused Solutions to Enhance Housing Affordability sets out to document the impacts on quality of life for Read More
  • Alberta Child Poverty Report - Edmonton Journal Op-Ed

    Alberta Child Poverty Report - Edmonton Journal Op-Ed

    https://edmontonjournal.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-ending-child-poverty-in-alberta-is-our-moral-obligation Alberta Child Poverty Report Edmonton Journal Op-Ed By Joel French, Sandra Ngo, and Ajay Hartenfeld Pandhi Every night, 160,000 children in Alberta suffer the all-encompassing effects of poverty. They are more vulnerable to issues affecting mental health, educational attainment, cognitive development, housing, relationships, employment, and food insecurity throughout their lives. In a province as wealthy as Alberta, it is Read More
  • John Kolkman on CBC Edmonton AM with Mark Connolly and Tara McCarthy

    John Kolkman on CBC Edmonton AM with Mark Connolly and Tara McCarthy

    Funding to help people find affordable housing has been cut 24 per cent by the province. We'll take a look at what that means for low income Albertans trying to find housing. Click here to listen.   Read More
  • Report shows investing in families is key to ending child poverty

    Report shows investing in families is key to ending child poverty

    EDMONTON - The Alberta College of Social Workers, Edmonton Social Planning Council, and Public Interest Alberta have jointly released a report on the state of child and family poverty in Alberta called " Invest in Families: Ending Child Poverty is Good for All .” Click to download: Invest In Families: Ending Child Poverty Is Good For All Click to download: Invest In Families: Read More
  • 2019 Vital Topics - Sports and Recreation

    2019 Vital Topics - Sports and Recreation

    Edmonton Vital Signs is an annual check-up conducted by the Edmonton Community Foundation, in partnership with the 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 impact of Sports and Recreation. Download: Vital Topic Read More
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A.06.B FACT SHEETS

Documents
2019 Alberta Budget fACTsheet 97 Kilobytes Monday, 28 October 2019
fACT Sheet: Impact of Benefits on Low and Modest Income Edmontonians 1.67 Megabytes Thursday, 29 August 2019
2018 Provincial Budget fACT Sheet 100 Kilobytes Tuesday, 27 March 2018
fACT Sheet: Urban Coyotes 169 Kilobytes Thursday, 20 April 2017
fACT Sheet: Social Isolation 128 Kilobytes Thursday, 23 March 2017
fACT Sheet: 2017 Federal Budget Analysis 90 Kilobytes Thursday, 23 March 2017
2017 Alberta Budget Analysis fACT Sheet 94 Kilobytes Friday, 17 March 2017
2017 February fACT Sheet From the Ground Up: Building Love that Lasts 113 Kilobytes Thursday, 23 February 2017
2016 November fACT Sheet Early Childhood Development 129 Kilobytes Wednesday, 16 November 2016
2016 October fACT Sheet Habitat for Humanity 111 Kilobytes Wednesday, 19 October 2016
2016 June fACT Sheet Minimum Wage 136 Kilobytes Tuesday, 14 June 2016
2016 April fACT Sheet Alberta Budget 2016 Analysis 100 Kilobytes Friday, 15 April 2016
2016 April fACT Sheet Naming Edmonton and Open Data 152 Kilobytes Wednesday, 06 April 2016
2016 March fACT Sheet Chasing the Purple Flag 169 Kilobytes Tuesday, 29 March 2016
2016 March fACT Sheet Federal Budget Analysis 104 Kilobytes Wednesday, 23 March 2016
2016 February fACT Sheet Mental Health Amendment Act, 2007, Review (29th Legislature) 103 Kilobytes Wednesday, 17 February 2016
2015 October fACT Sheet Alberta 2015 Budget Analysis 723 Kilobytes Thursday, 29 October 2015
2015 April fACT Sheet Federal Budget 2015 726 Kilobytes Friday, 24 April 2015
2015 March fACT Sheet Alberta 2015 Budget 1.55 Megabytes Friday, 27 March 2015
2015 January fACT Sheet Literacy 651 Kilobytes Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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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