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2020 Greater Victoria Point-in-Time Homeless Count Update

May 8, 2020

The 2020 Greater Victoria Point-in-Time Homeless Count took place on the night of March 11th and throughout the day on March 12th. You can read more about it here: Greater Victoria Homeless Count only sees ‘tip of the iceberg’’  Victoria homeless survey attempts to identify needs of people living on street Point-in-Time Homeless Count

Recognizing Essential Workers on May Day

May 1, 2020

May 1, International Workers Day, finds its origins in the 1886 Chicago Haymarket strike for the 8 hour day – something we take for granted today. This should give us pause. International Workers Day was established as a day to celebrate workers and their contributions, so that they are not taken for granted. We all … Read more

Financial Inclusion for the Green Economy

April 28, 2020

Financial Inclusion for the Green Economy is an ongoing project that will lead to a full report released by the CSPC. F.I.G.E. creates a safe space and participatory action research engaging women from a host of diverse communities in order to identify current and future barriers to financial inclusion in the green economy. Working in … Read more

Letter to council regarding occupancy bylaw

February 21, 2020

February 21, 2020 Mayor and Council District of Saanich 770 Vernon Ave, Victoria BC, V8X 2W7 Sent via email to council@saanich.ca 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

Greater Victoria to Participate in the 2020 National Coordinated Point-in-Time Homeless Count

November 25, 2019

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Healthy and Safe Environment Metrics

September 16, 2019

Backgrounder Prepared by the Community Social Planning Council for the September 19, 2019 Healthy and Safe Environments Workshop Download the report

Towards a Healthier Drinking Culture

June 19, 2019

Towards a Healthier Drinking Culture: A Community Dialogue in the Victoria Region Download the Brief Download the Full Report

Living Wage for Greater Victoria 2019

May 7, 2019

Living Wage for Greater Victoria: Expenses up but living wage down Download the report *Updated living wage report coming soon*

Greater Victoria household expenses up, but living wage for families down.

May 1, 2019

2019 Living Wage for families: $19.39. May 1, 2019 (Greater Victoria) Household expenses for raising a family in British Columbia increased again from 2018 to 2019. And if it hadn’t been for government policy – most notably BC’s new Affordable Child Care Benefit – the increase would have been close to ten thousand dollars, says the … Read more

Can’t Stay and Can’t Go – Rental Housing Instability Report

March 19, 2019

Research Report VICTORIA – Survey reveals that Victoria’s tight housing market is meaning renovictions, demovictions, discrimination, living in poor quality housing, and increased vulnerability for renters. A new study by the Community Social Planning Council of Victoria and the Victoria Tenants Action Group, Can’t Stay and Can’t Go: A participatory action research project on rental … Read more

Renters speak up about housing insecurity in the Capital region

March 14, 2019

VICTORIA – Survey reveals that Victoria’s tight housing market is meaning renovictions, demovictions, discrimination, living in poor quality housing, and increased vulnerability for renters. A new study by the Community Social Planning Council of Victoria and the Victoria Tenants Action Group, Can’t Stay and Can’t Go: A participatory action research project on rental housing instability … Read more

Living Wage for Greater Victoria 2018

April 19, 2018

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