The fonds consists of the records from the Edmonton Social Planning Council (E.S.P.C.) from its inception to the early 1990s. The records within the fonds capture the changing activities and functions of the Council throughout its history and its work in social welfare. The records include correspondence, administrative records, reports, studies, minutes, newsletters, publications, financial records, directories, manuals, bylaws, clippings, memorandums and briefs. Also included in the fonds are photographs of an annual meeting and housing in Edmonton.
The fonds provides insight into the history of social welfare in Edmonton and covers a variety of social issues including healthcare, childcare, education, poverty, housing, transportation, disabilities, reproductive rights, legal rights, immigration, Indigenous and Metis people, youth and addiction.
The fonds is organized into 12 series:
1- Communications and Operations
2 - Finance
3 - Board of Directors
4 - Annual Reports
5 - Canadian Welfare Council
6 - Council Projects
7 - Reports and Publications
8 - Youth Services Division
9 - United Community Fund Greater Edmonton
10 - Periodicals
11 - Non-Edmonton Social Planning Council Reports
12 - Photographs