Publications

E-mobility ACES – Access, Climate and Economic Security

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Dive into the latest insights from the report on e-mobility policy tools and strategies for local governments! This comprehensive study explores how provinces and municipalities can boost e-mobility adoption while focusing on climate action and economic equity. Discover policy options and considerations shaped by community engagement, paving the way for a greener, more inclusive future. … Read more

Tenant Assistance Policy (TAP) Regional Collaboration Study: Project Report

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Empowering Communities: The TAP Regional Collaboration Study The initiation of the Tenant Assistance Policy (TAP) Regional Collaboration Study marks a significant effort towards enhancing support for tenants amidst redevelopment challenges. This collaborative project, driven by insights from communities in Victoria, Saanich, Colwood, Langford, Esquimalt, and Oak Bay under the Regional Household Affordability and Prosperity Project … Read more

Driving Change: BC Rent Bank’s 2023-24 Impact Report

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As the BC Rent Bank program marks its fifth year since inception in 2019, it celebrates a remarkable evolution from a localized initiative to a seamlessly integrated provincial network of support. This past year has been pivotal, showcasing the program’s ability to expand its scope and offer diverse forms of assistance crucial for enhancing renters’ … Read more

The Power of Partnerships in Transforming Regional Childcare

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As part of the Regional Housing Affordability and Prosperity Project (RHAP), the CommunitySocial Planning Council of Greater Victoria, in collaboration with the Urban DevelopmentInstitute and RHAP municipalities (Victoria, Colwood, Langford, Esquimalt, and Saanich),organized an event focused on informing and incentivizing the development of affordable, high-quality,and inclusive childcare through the ChildCareBC New Spaces Fund. Check out … Read more

Family Day Factsheet: No Family Left Behind 2024

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As part of the Happiness and Wellbeing Lab project, the United Way South Vancouver Island and Community Council release an annual family day fact sheet. The fact sheet brings awareness that even though we may all be in the same storm, we are not all in the same boat. As we celebrate this BC Family … Read more

Whole of Community System Response to Health and Homelessness

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The Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria hosted a nation-wide webinar on January 19th, 2024 to discuss and learn about a whole systems response model to address homelessness in London, Ontario. This response is the first of its kind in Canada, offering comprehensive services to help the most marginalized unhoused Londoners move safely indoors, … Read more

Victoria Point-in-Time Count & Survey Results 2023

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Final Report 2023 Greater Victoria participated in nationwide PiT Counts in 2016, 2018 and 2020. Point-in-Time counts add essential information to our understanding of how people experience homelessness in our region. This information will assist planners, funders, and agencies in developing appropriate responses to homelessness in our region as well as to measure progress in … Read more

Centering The Person in Personal Identification And Health: A Scoping Review

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The use of personal identification (PID) to access many of life’s essential services is easy for many to take for granted. However, not having PID can significantly impact and individual’s health and well-being, excluding them from the most basic needs from health and shelter to income. The Community Council conducted a scoping review of academic … Read more

Trauma Informed and Resilience Oriented Research Resource

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This Trauma-Informed Resilience Oriented Research Resource (TIROR) including guidelines and principles are meant to inform how to undertake research with community co-researchers who have lived expertise with trauma and vulnerability, in a manner that supports their participation, health and wellness, and minimizes the risk of re-traumatization through participation in the research itself. Read The Report

Household Prosperity + Quality of Life in Colwood

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The purpose of this Household Prosperity Report is to establish a baseline of household prosperity in the City of Colwood to support the economy and, more broadly, to guide strategic decision making and service planning. Read The Report