The Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) provides leadership within the community by addressing and researching social issues, informing public discussion and influencing social policy.
About EDMONTON SOCIAL PLANNING COUNCIL
ESPC focus centers on topics related to low-income and poverty. Our work includes undertaking research into the nature and magnitude of social issues in our community; public awareness and understanding of current social issues; being an independent voice in the community; encouraging public participation in the development of social policies and the implementation of programs.
The strength of our voice and our role in the community is based on the support of people and organizations concerned about social issues.
ESPC conducts research and analyzes data, produces reports, provides recommendations, is a depository of information, provides public eduction, conducts focus groups, does presentation, and works collaboratively with other social agencies.
What People Are Saying
"Thanks for the Tracking the Trends Reports (TTT) that have been assisting our agency for years in planning & program design to meet the needs of our families & their children & youth. The ability to access this information from 1 place has saved time & resources. It is important & meaningful work. "
— Liz O'Neill, ED, Boys and Girls Club Big Brothers Big Sisters
"The Edmonton SPC monitors social issues & trends & provides agencies like ours with accurate information so that we can better serve our clients & our community. Thier research helps us to make informed decisions & develop effective programs that address social problems facing our community. "
— Robin Murray, Executive Director Edmonton John Howard Society