ECF’s Board has chosen to invest in a key community priority in a targeted way. The EndPovertyEdmonton report was released in 2015 and requires a community response to end poverty within a generation. ECF is supporting several initiatives, both directly and in partnership. Part of our involvement is collaborating on the Edmonton Shift Lab with Skills Society Action Lab, to develop strategies to reduce racism as it contributes to poverty. Learn more at http://www.edmontonshiftlab.ca/.

ECF is also a lead partner in the creation of the Edmonton Community Development Company, a non-profit company devoted to community economic development in Edmonton neighbourhoods, in particular neighbourhoods that experience lower income, higher unemployment or underemployment, inadequate access to basic services, a lack of sufficient quality and affordable housing, and a higher prevalence of social problems.

OrganizationProgramGrant
Arabian Muslim Association Shift Lab prototype: TogetherWise$14,900
Continuing development of a prototype from the first iteration of Shift Lab, to host workshops and to develop a website that will share a best practices toolkit for community consultation.
Shift Lab and Skills Society - Supporting the Citizenship of People with DisabilitiesShift Lab 2.0$200,000
The Edmonton Shift Lab is exploring service, policy, system, and community action prototypes that will help reduce racism as it contributes to poverty.

Total amount granted: $214,900