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  • 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
  • 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
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The fACTIVIST Fall 2019 8.31 Megabytes Tuesday, 22 October 2019
The fACTivist January 2019 3.11 Megabytes Tuesday, 12 February 2019
fACTivist Summer 2018 3.99 Megabytes Tuesday, 10 July 2018
the fACTivist - Winter 2018 4.30 Megabytes Monday, 12 February 2018
the fACTivist - Fall 2017 7.66 Megabytes Monday, 30 October 2017
the fACTivist - Spring 2017 2.09 Megabytes Thursday, 16 March 2017
the fACTivist Winter 2017 1.04 Megabytes Thursday, 08 December 2016
the fACTivist Fall 2016 1.58 Megabytes Wednesday, 28 September 2016
the fACTivist Summer 2016 5.63 Megabytes Tuesday, 07 June 2016
the fACTivist Spring 2015: Affordable Housing 9.12 Megabytes Thursday, 02 April 2015
the fACTivist Winter 2015: Gay/Straight Alliances 6.66 Megabytes Friday, 27 February 2015
the fACTivist Summer 2014: Inside Infill 2.90 Megabytes Tuesday, 26 August 2014
the fACTivist Spring 2014: New Adventures 6.34 Megabytes Thursday, 24 April 2014
the fACTivist Winter 2014: Growing Pains 7.46 Megabytes Tuesday, 25 February 2014
the fACTivist Fall 2013: Warming Up Winter 5.87 Megabytes Wednesday, 25 September 2013
the fACTivist Summer 2013: Engage! Municipal Politics 5.95 Megabytes Thursday, 25 July 2013
the fACTivist Spring 2013: The Cost of Education 5.80 Megabytes Monday, 25 March 2013
the fACTivist Winter 2013: At-Risk Youth 9.57 Megabytes Monday, 25 February 2013
the fACTivist Fall 2012: Race and Racism in Alberta 7.28 Megabytes Thursday, 25 October 2012
the fACTivist Summer 2012: Fair Taxation and the Role of Government 5.33 Megabytes Wednesday, 25 July 2012
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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