Blog | December 01, 2017


The Edmonton Social Planning Council, together with Public Interest Alberta and the Alberta College of Social Workers, has released a new report titled "Keep Investing in Alberta’s Children: The Government’s Role in Ending Child and Family Poverty."

This comprehensive report takes a look at the current state of child and family poverty in Alberta and offers recommendations for the provincial government to address this problem. This includes expanding the $25/day childcare pilot program to improve affordability, begin the process of creating and implementing a poverty reduction strategy, reduce school classroom sizes, and implement actions to address the significant shortage of annual tax revenue without cutting funding for crucial social services.

Read our media release

Download the full report

Read coverage of the report in the Edmonton Journal

Read coverage of the report in Metro News