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Drivers of Homelessness Event Video

July 20, 2022

On June 22, local, provincial, and national experts on housing and homelessness discussed “Drivers of Homelessness: Findings for Action” – a new report authored by the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria (CSPC) and funded by SPARC-BC. The report shows how structural factors and systems failures interact with personal crises to drive people towards … Read more

Gender diversity in couples

July 14, 2022

Canada is the first country to collect and publish data on gender diversity from a national census   Sources & Analysis: Gender diversity status 2021 Census Statistics Canada: https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2021/ref/98-20-0001/982000012021002-eng.cfm

Income disparity in Greater Victoria

July 13, 2022

On July 13, 2022 Statistics Canada released data from the 2021 Census that included a portrait of Canada’s families and households, and an income profile of Canadian households. This data update contained both good news and bad news for residents of Greater Victoria. The good news? Incomes are rising for everyone from the lowest income … Read more

Drivers of Homelessness event & report launch

June 14, 2022

On June 22, 2022 local, provincial, and national experts on housing and homelessness discussed the CSPC’s new report, Drivers of Homelessness: Findings for Action. Speakers at the event included Esther de Vos, Executive Director of Research for BC Housing; Erin Dej, Assistant Professor at Wilfred Laurier University and researcher with the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness; Hannah … Read more

BC Carbon Pricing Review Equity Survey

June 2, 2022

In May and June of this year, the Community Social Planning Committee of Greater Victoria supported B.C.’s Carbon Pricing Review by hosting multiple engagement sessions for vulnerable populations and the agencies that work with them, creating and distributing an online survey, and collating what was recorded in the sessions and through the survey in a … 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-service 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

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

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