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Participate In B.C.’s Carbon Pricing Review

May 4, 2022

The Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria is supporting B.C.’s Carbon Pricing Review with community sessions for equity-seeking groups. These sessions will provide: An update on the federal government’s minimum carbon price for all provinces and territories and BC’s plans to meet or exceed that. Information on provincial carbon pricing, and An opportunity to … Read more

2022 Doughnut Webinar Recording

April 25, 2022

New personal ID service helps people move out of homelessness

March 9, 2022

The Community Social Planning Council announces a new service for people in need and those supporting them. The Greater Victoria Coordinated ID Services offer assistance applying for ID, coverage of application fees, and safe ID storage. More details are available at communitycouncil.ca/Id-services and in the full release below. Launch Press Release

Women’s Day 2022 – the gender wage gap in the CRD

March 7, 2022

Women in the Capital Regional District continue to earn less than men. The gap is larger for visible minority women and women with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Women annually earn between 30 and 75 cents for each dollar a white man earns. Where does this gap come from? Various intersecting factors feed into these … Read more

Family Day Fact Sheet: No Family Left Behind 2022

February 16, 2022

Pandemic, housing crisis, economic pressures — how are different families in Victoria experiencing this challenging moment, and how can we support their overall social, economic, and mental well-being and resilience in the region? The facts presented in this info sheet reveal where challenges continue to present themselves and point us in the direction of solutions. … Read more

Equity in Zoning: a community discussion paper

December 13, 2021

Download the Equity in Upzoning discussion paper

Living Wage Report 2021

November 2, 2021

(Greater Victoria) Household expenses, particularly housing and food costs, are driving up the cost of raising a family, says the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria, in its 2021 Living Wage report, released today. Greater Victoria is a close second for the highest living wage in the province ( following Vancouver). Report Media Presser … Read more

Housing Stability Policy Report

September 15, 2021

Report prepared by the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria For the Coalition to End Homelessness and the Capital Regional District Positive Housing and Support Movement(FLOW) Download the Full Report

Fixing Housing Affordability – Non Market Solutions – Event Summary

August 12, 2021

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Speaker Highlight: Gabu Heindl

July 19, 2021

Gabu Heindl is an architect and urban planner in Vienna and head of GABU Heindl Architektur in Vienna, a interdisciplinary studio specialized in public interventions, cultural or social buildings, urban research and urban planning. View Presentation Watch Video

A Doughnut Shaped Recovery for Greater Victoria – Event Summary

July 19, 2021

  Event Summary  Introduction  On June 7th, 2021, the Community Social Planning Council (CSPC) of Greater Victoria organized A Doughnut Shaped Recovery for Greater Victoria, a speaker series event held in collaboration with Conversations for a One Planet Region, One Planet Saanich and the South Island Prosperity Partnership. The event focused on the ways Doughnut Economics can be explored and implemented by municipalities, … Read more

Fixing housing affordability: Non-market solutions

June 17, 2021

Join us to learn about European and American non-market housing models and envision a future of affordable housing across British Columbia. This event is hosted by the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria in collaboration with Island Social Planners Connect. If you have the means, your donation helps support this event, which is running … Read more