Community Innovation

EFFECTIVE - HIGH IMPACT - STRATEGIC

The CSPC works to ensure that local non-profits, businesses and municipal governments have the evidence, resources, capacity, and tools necessary to be both innovative and effective.

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Our Initatives

Foodshare Network: An Organizational Evaluation

Shift to Prevention: Eviction Prevention Program Evaluation

The Metis and First Nations Women's Program as a Promising Practice

Strategic Metrics and Network Mapping for Regional Outcome Monitoring

Recovery Agenda for the Vulnerable (RAV)

Pivot

Ready to Rent Homeless Prevention Tool (profiling food practices)

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Food Security Impact Study

Building capacity and supporting community

Our Partners

Community Innovation

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 … Read more

Whole of Community System Response to Health and Homelessness

February 7, 2024

The Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria hosted a nation-wide webinar on January 19th, 2024 to discuss and learn about a whole systems response model to address homelessness in London, Ontario. This response is the first of its … 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 … 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% … 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 … 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 … 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 … Read more

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 … 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 … 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 … Read more