Sustainable Communities

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We work with regional and municipal governments, community partners, and businesses to improve proactive sustainability planning that integrates social, economic, and environmental considerations and meet the needs of families and children, particularly those that are most vulnerable.

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SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PUBLICATIONS

Family Day Factsheet: No Family Left Behind 2024

February 20, 2024

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

Let’s Talk Urban Living With Uytae Lee

January 10, 2024

Let’s Talk Urban Living With Uytae Lee Join us for an exciting evening as we host our Annual General Meeting and then dive into the world of urban living and civic storytelling with Uytae Lee of popular urbanist YouTube channel About Here. He’ll kick off with some Victoria area trivia before exploring topics ranging from … Read more

Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

December 13, 2023

As the living wage rises once again to $25.40 per hour, families and individuals are grappling with the challenges of affording the escalating cost of living, surging food prices, and more. Our Family Day Factsheet 2023 showed that 21% of lone parent families are currently living in poverty. There has never been a more crucial … Read more

Building Housing Affordability: Levers for Canadian Municipalities

November 14, 2023

*This event is for municipal councillors and planners. Please register with your municipal email (ie. planner@city.ca). Personal email addresses may be removed from our registration list to ensure privacy.* Municipalities are at the forefront of the affordability challenges facing Canadian cities. Join us for a solutions-focused conversation with guest presenters and speakers from across the … Read more

Thriving Victoria: Living Wage & Affordability Summit

October 12, 2023

Join us on November 8th from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM for the official launch of the Living Wage across BC. This gathering is a convergence of impassioned stakeholders committed to advocating for a fair living wage. We invite employers and employees dedicated to this cause, policymakers including MLAs, MPPs, councillors, and their teams, as … Read more

Mapping Common Ground: Renewing Oak Bay’s Community Green Map

September 27, 2023

Join Wendy Brawer of New York, founding Director of Green Map System (GreenMap.org) for an inspiring talk on how Green Mapping helps communities around the world to be healthy, equitable and sustainable. Please see the event details below and learn more about Wendy here.

Community Green Mapping Presentation & Workshop

September 25, 2023

Join us for the visit of Wendy Brawer, the distinguished Director of Greenmap.org based in New York. With an impressive track record spanning over 25 years, Wendy has passionately contributed to the creation of numerous regional maps, notably within the CRD/Greater Victoria region, and has extended her expertise globally, leaving her mark on thousands more. … Read more

CEA Energy & Climate Action Award

September 21, 2023

We are thrilled and deeply honored to receive the Climate and Energy Action award from the Community Energy Association (CEA) for our groundbreaking E-Bike Incentive Pilot Program. This recognition would not have been possible without the unwavering support and collaboration of our outstanding partners and funders: the District of Saanich, The University of British Columbia, … Read more

Victoria Point-in-Time Count & Survey Results 2023

September 7, 2023

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

Moss Street Farmers Market – Common Ground Community Mapping Inclusion Project

August 28, 2023

Join us this Saturday, September 2, at the Moss Street Farmers Market as we showcase our Common Ground Community Mapping Inclusion Project in partnership with Community Living BC. Share your experiences on a large map of the CRD with sticky notes. Spin the wheel for fun prizes, take surveys on community inclusion, and record video … Read more