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

Navigating the Future: Creating a More Inclusive and Sustainable Ferry Network

July 6, 2023

Connecting Coastal Communities: The Need for Change  Imagine an early summer morning on Malcolm Island, where the sun bathes the landscape in a warm glow, accompanied by a gentle breeze from the Queen Charlotte Strait. The awe-inspiring peaks of … Read more

Local Government Levers for Housing Affordability

June 20, 2023

As we navigate in an era marked by a nation-wide housing crisis, all levels of government are under pressure to address the challenge, although local governments are on the front lines. Municipalities also hold a pivotal role in orchestrating … Read more

Bridging the Gap: Promoting Equity Through E-Mobility and Active Transportation

May 31, 2023

In recent years, a quiet revolution has been taking place on the streets of cities worldwide. E-Bikes have been rapidly gaining popularity as a clean, efficient, and practical mode of transportation. As the province of British Columbia seeks sustainable … Read more

Uber Approved for Victoria: Mobility for who, and at what cost? 

May 18, 2023

With Uber being given the go-ahead to operate within the region, many are rejoicing at the thought of being able to have an alternative to taxis in the city. Despite the fanfare, many equity seeking groups and individuals have … Read more

Saanich E-Bike Pilot Incentive Program Results

April 25, 2023

The Community Social Planning Council (CSPC) of Greater Victoria has been actively engaging with regional and international partners on just transitions. Within this initiative the CSPC has launched the Transportation Access, Climate and Economic Security (ACES) project to design … Read more

Lessons From Helsinki: Homelessness & Housing First Approaches

April 6, 2023

This event focuses on lessons from Finland in utilizing the Housing First Model. This model has been successfully implemented in other cities and countries globally. In Finland this model is credited with helping to virtually eliminate experiences of homelessness. … Read more

Family By Design: Designing Cities for Families

April 6, 2023

How can we design our region to be suitable for children and families? Considering housing affordability concerns, residents can experience challenges when looking for housing suitable for families. This event will focus on regional needs for family housing and … Read more

Revitalizing Downtown Spaces in a Hybrid Work Environment

April 6, 2023

How do we respond to changing needs in downtown cores, when considering implications for community health and well-being, economic prosperity, inclusivity and sustainability? As many jobs have implemented working-from-home opportunities, the use of downtown cores has changed as well. … Read more

Women’s Day 2023 – The Gender Wage Gap in the CRD

March 1, 2023

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 85 cents for each dollar … Read more

Struggling to Make Ends Meet: What It Means for Families of the CRD

February 21, 2023

This year’s Family Day Factsheet highlights inflation pressures, cost of living, and housing as top issues. Family Day is a day that allows us to be together, celebrate one another and embrace all that is good about those who … Read more