Since 1997, the Victoria Regional Transit Commission has provided free bus tickets to the Community Social Planning Council to distribute through social service agencies to their clients with urgent transportation needs. The Council, through an innovative partnership with social service nonprofit agencies, developed an efficient and effective process to double the number of tickets that are distributed at no charge to people living on low income in BC’s Capital Region.
Sooke’s best kept secret: A senior cohousing community with 31 units sets a Canadian standard Sooke’s Harbourside Cohousing is going full steam ahead. The Council is working with the Canadian Seniors Cohousing Society on a new “How to Guide” on innovations in seniors housing. The project is funded by the Real Estate Foundation of BC and the CSPC to research innovative models of housing and community living in Canada and elsewhere and apply best practices to different forms of seniors housing that enable people to age healthily in community.http://sooke.pocketnews.ca/sookes-harbourside-cohousing-is-going-full-steam-ahead/
The Capital Region Labour Market Partnership Project has assessed current and future skills gaps in the labour market, and recommend labour force development strategies to address those gaps. The Capital Region Labour Market Partnership Project was supported by the Employment Program of BC with funding from the Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia and managed by the West Shore Chamber in collaboration with the Greater Victoria Development Agency. The research was conductedby the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria.
The Living Wage, calculated and released each year by the Community Social Planning Council, reflects the real costs of living through the hourly wage required to enjoy an adequate quality of life in our region.
Combining our region’s environmental, social and economic sustainability objectives, the Resource Recovery Labour Market Partnership examined the potential of low barrier and other job creation in the Capital Region’s recycling sector. This project engaged scientific, technical, industry, employment and social agency stakeholders to explore opportunities, priority areas of focus, and the partnerships needed to achieve potential local job creation..
We are a dynamic community of organizations, youth workers, funders, and youth advocates in Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay and the West Shore. Our work with the YPQI ensures we are providing rich learning environments to support the healthy development of young people.