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

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 … 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

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … 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 … Read more

The Regional Food System Indicator Framework

February 24, 2021

The Regional Food System Indicator Framework For the 2020 Good Food Summit that took place at the beginning of December, the CSPC  developed the Regional Food System Indicator Framework. This framework explains how we track our progress towards building … Read more

Family Day 2021 Fact Sheet: No Family Left Behind

February 12, 2021

Family Day Fact Sheet: No Family Left Behind  BC Family Day is a day that allows us to be together, celebrate one another and embrace all that is good about those who enrich our lives and to feel connected. … Read more

Gender Balance in Entrepreneurship – What does that mean?

January 5, 2021

Gender Balance in Entrepreneurship – What does that mean? Gender balance in entrepreneurship means moving from ‘hero-preneurship’ to collaboration and away from hierarchy to scaling through adaptation or replication by others. As we start to re-build into a green, … Read more

More focus on BC youth transitioning out of care needed

December 16, 2020

The Community Social Planning Council welcomes the new report from BC’s Representative for Children and Youth that puts a spotlight on youth transitioning out of care. In the 2020 Point in Time Homeless Count for the Capital Region, 1 … Read more