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We were delighted to convene our Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Victoria Event Centre on January 23, 2024, where we had the privilege of engaging in a discussion with Uytae Lee about various aspects of urban living. We began the evening with an entertaining round of Victoria trivia. Following this, we delved into Uytae’s … Read more
Facilitating Dialogue Around Affordability We’d like to say a special thank you to Coastal Community Credit Union (CCCU) for their support of our events dedicated to enhancing affordability across the region. We are grateful to be able to host events through our collaborative regional household affordability and prosperity (RHAP) project, in partnership with local municipalities. … Read more
We are delighted to introduce the new Executive Director of the Community Social Planning Council – Dr. Shelley Cook! Shelley brings over 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector and a deep commitment to social justice. With a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies from UBC Okanagan and a strong background in housing policy, research, and … Read more
We strongly believe in the power of collaboration and collective action to create lasting positive change within our community. That’s why we were thrilled to be part of the inspiring United Way Southern Vancouver Island Campaign Kickoff event. This event was a testament to the strength and unity of the community, coming together to support … Read more
It is with mixed emotions that we announce a planned change in our leadership team. After five years of dedicated service, Diana Gibson, our Executive Director, will be moving on to new opportunities for serving the community. Please join us in thanking her for her tremendous contribution. This decision comes after extensive planning and consultation. … Read more
As Canada grapples with a nationwide housing crisis, the focus on affordability has reached a critical juncture. While federal and provincial governments often take the spotlight in addressing the challenge, it is crucial to recognize the pivotal role that local governments play in the creation of more affordable housing stock. Local governments possess an array … Read more