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

E-mobility ACES – Access, Climate and Economic Security

July 10, 2024

Dive into the latest insights from the report on e-mobility policy tools and strategies for local governments! This comprehensive study explores how provinces and municipalities can boost e-mobility adoption while focusing on climate action and economic equity. Discover policy … Read more

Tenant Assistance Policy (TAP) Regional Collaboration Study: Project Report

July 10, 2024

Empowering Communities: The TAP Regional Collaboration Study The initiation of the Tenant Assistance Policy (TAP) Regional Collaboration Study marks a significant effort towards enhancing support for tenants amidst redevelopment challenges. This collaborative project, driven by insights from communities in … Read more

Driving Change: BC Rent Bank’s 2023-24 Impact Report

July 9, 2024

As the BC Rent Bank program marks its fifth year since inception in 2019, it celebrates a remarkable evolution from a localized initiative to a seamlessly integrated provincial network of support. This past year has been pivotal, showcasing the … Read more

The Power of Partnerships in Transforming Regional Childcare

June 25, 2024

As part of the Regional Housing Affordability and Prosperity Project (RHAP), the CommunitySocial Planning Council of Greater Victoria, in collaboration with the Urban DevelopmentInstitute and RHAP municipalities (Victoria, Colwood, Langford, Esquimalt, and Saanich),organized an event focused on informing and … Read more

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