The economy and labour market in the region has many advantages, but also is experiencing higher unemployment (particularly amongst youth), increased employment insecurity, low productivity, and tough conditions for small businesses. Social and green enterprises that combine job and wealth creation with community social and environmental benefits are a growing sector, but lack access to capital and technical assistance. We are creating a network of organizations to strengthen community economic development, financial literacy, social entrepreneurship and economic empowerment. We are working in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce on the West Shore to respond to the community economic development needs of the fastest growing part of our region. We are developing a Community Investment Fund for Vancouver Island to generate RRSP eligible contributions from residents to invest in viable local businesses and housing development. Our research and collaborations actively promote best practices in local government policy; track trends across the continuum of housing needs to develop solutions; and improve access to financing, research and technical assistance for affordable housing development.
We are an active member of the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness and provide housing research services to the Capital Regional District.
Sustainable Communities Reports
February 21, 2020 Mayor and Council District of Saanich 770 Vernon Ave, Victoria BC, V8X 2W7 Sent via email to email@example.com Dear Mayor and Council, Re: Unrelated occupants and Zoning Bylaw, 2003, Amendment Bylaw, 2020, No. 9608. We write in regard to the proposal to amend the unrelated occupants provisions of Zoning Bylaw, 2003. The … Read more
ANNUAL REPORT COMMUNITY SOCIAL PLANNING COUNCIL OF GREATER VICTORIA April 2018 — March 2019 Download the Brief Download the Full Report
Youth need to have the skills to find, get and keep a job just like employers need the right skills to attract, select and retain youth employees. In both cases, this starts with preparation and continues throughout the employment relationship. Download the tool
Just as youth need to have the skills to find, get and keep a job, employers need the right skills to attract, select and retain youth employees. In both cases, this starts with preparation and continues throughout the employment relationship. Companies that have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) mandate see developing young people within their … Read more