Social Policy Framework

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The ACSW Social Policy Framework 2010: Visioning a more equitable and just Alberta report is a discussion paper that highlights the impact of economic growth and social cohesion.

"Alberta is at a crossroad. This report has highlighted what it means to have economic growth at the expense of social cohesion. With over 80 per cent of incomes concentrated in only half of households and the lowest ranking in the nation for sense of belonging to their communities, Alberta needs a new policy framework. This report provides the framework for a new development path; one where economic growth serves social goals and where disparity is minimized, ensuring an adequate income, quality of life and dignity for all Albertans."

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RESPONSE TO DEVELOPING A SOCIAL POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR ALBERTA: DISCUSSION GUIDE

The Edmonton Social Action/Social Justice (SASJ) committee of the Alberta College of Social
Workers (ACSW) commends the government’s efforts to develop a Social Policy Framework for
Alberta. The ACSW has developed a Social Policy Framework: Visioning a More Equitable and
Just Alberta. We will attach a copy. The SASJ committee is submitting comments on the
“Discussion Guide” that has been issued by Human Services Alberta. We are responding to the
key questions in the Guide.

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