Stat from 2017 End Poverty Edmonton Overview ReportPoverty is complex.

Poverty is ambiguous.

Poverty is challenging.

Poverty is expensive.

Poverty affects individuals and communities.

Poverty means fewer choices, more stress, poorer health, children suffering and growing inequality.

Poverty is a human rights issue.

Addressing the issue of poverty requires special considerations and community-wide solutions involving multiple community players and multiple levels of government.

Our community embarked on our official journey to reduce poverty in the summer of 2014. As a community, we have learned a lot in since that time. And yet our work has only just begun.

Poverty Phase Graphic

 Tri-Region Housing and Needs Estimate Fall 2018 Survey Results

In the fall of 2018, Stony Plain FCSS in partnership with Spruce Grove FCSS conducted a Tri-Region Housing and Service Needs Estimate with the intent of capturing valuable information on the needs of vulnerable populations in Stony Plain, Spruce Grove and Parkland County.

Using a unique process for gathering data in rural communities, the survey provides communities with a better understanding of being homelessness and at-risk-of-homelessness in less urban centres. Data was collected over a 30-day period from October 9 to November 9, 2018 through by 11 community partners.

It is important to note that the sample size of this survey is relatively small compared to the Statistic Canada’s numbers for those in the Tri-Region considered to have a low income. While the number of people at risk of homelessness is likely to be underestimated in the survey, the data collected provides us with more information that our community can use to enhance community knowledge of poverty. 

This project was funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy and administered by the Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) in partnership with the Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta (FCSSAA).  The Tri-Region project was part of a larger project involving 20 communities across Alberta.

For further information on the 2018 Tri-Region Housing and Service Needs Estimate, contact Stony Plain FCSS at 780-963-8583.

Tri-Region Housing and Needs Estimate 2018 Survey Results

Tri-Region Housing and Needs Estimate 2018 Survey Results SUMMARY

 Our Vision

Realizing an end to poverty and homelessness whereby Stony Plain and area residents are enriched through a strong, healthy, connected community.

 Our Process
Phase 1 included a 6-month study on poverty and homelessness in Stony Plain and area that was funded by a Service Canada grant. Read the Phase 1 Needs Assessment Final Report. Read the summary report.

Phase 2 included building a community response strategy using the Phase 1 needs assessment, community consultations, and literature reviews. Funding for this phase was provided by the Town of Stony Plain Council. Read the Phase 2 Final Report.Stat from 2016, Stats Canada Census Profiles

In PHASE 3, we are working to put words into action as our community continues to act upon, evaluate, and expand our community’s road map to reduce poverty. Read the Phase 3 Overview.

 Community Reports

2017 Overview

2018 First Quarter

2018 Second Quarter

2018 Third Quarter

2018 Fourth Quarter

2019 First Quarter

2019 Second Quarter

Tri-Region Housing and Needs Estimate 2018 Survey Results

Tri-Region Housing and Needs Estimate 2018 Survey Results SUMMARY