ESPC Blurb for Post-Secondary Students

Are you interested in poverty reduction, food security, housing and homelessness, livable incomes, and other issues that affect vulnerable populations? 

Edmonton Social Planning Council Wants YOU!

ESPC conducts social policy research to deepen community understanding of social planning issues, influence decision-makers, and spark collaborative actions that lead to positive social change. We are dedicated to encouraging the adoption of equitable social policy. Our work speaks to the local context and has been of particular interest to academic researchers, policy analysts, elected officials, and the general public at large. Since 1940, we have been a leader in rigorous research and advocacy that has helped build strong communities.

Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) is always on the lookout for volunteers to get involved! This could include volunteer assistance with research projects, contributions to our Research Update and/or fACTivist newsletter, and many other opportunities.

The research and writing you would contribute provides an invaluable opportunity for your exposure to practical applications. You will also have the chance to work closely with our experienced staff, providing you with research support, editing, and mentorship. ESPC work is often cited by academics, advocates, and other experts, increasing your potential for professional exposure. This is great experience you can add to your resume.

We Have Resources You Can Use 

Our reports can even help guide your research! Check out our recurring publications such as the Alberta Child Poverty Report, Tracking the Trends, and A Profile of Poverty in Edmonton. We’ve also published important research on topics such as long wait times for tenants seeking rental assistance, robust public engagement strategies for affordable housing developments, and ways to reduce social isolation among Indigenous seniors.

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