Community Innovation


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)


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

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

Comment: Homeless people camping at Beacon Hill are mostly from here

August 19, 2020

As published in the Times Colonist, The Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria’s Executive Director Diana Gibson and Executive Director of Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness Kelly Roth commented on the regions Homelessness concerns.  Read more 

People don’t move to Victoria to be homeless – that is an urban myth

August 12, 2020

There is a common misconception that a large portion of the individuals experiencing homelessness in Greater Victoria have moved to the community recently. The Point-in-Time Homeless Count and Survey has time and time again demonstrated that people experiencing homelessness … Read more

Point-in-Time Homeless Count Report 2020

July 31, 2020

2020 Greater Victoria Point-in-Time Count: The Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria (CSPC) coordinated its third one-day Point-in-Time Count of homeless people in the region on March 12, 2020, a count and survey of homeless individuals in sheltered … Read more

Vital People: Project aims to help women succeed in green economy

July 27, 2020

The Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria has embarked upon a project that sets its sights on addressing inequalities between genders by identifying current and future barriers to financial inclusion for women in the green economy. The project, … Read more

Transportation ACES (Access, Climate, Economic Security)

June 29, 2020

The Community Social Planning Council has been actively engaging with regional and international partners on just transitions. Within this initiative we have launched the Transportation ACES project to design a regionally focused climate equity framework for transportation decision making. … Read more

2020 Greater Victoria Point-in-Time Homeless Count Update

May 8, 2020

The 2020 Greater Victoria Point-in-Time Homeless Count took place on the night of March 11th and throughout the day on March 12th. You can read more about it here: Greater Victoria Homeless Count only sees ‘tip of the iceberg’’  … Read more

Recognizing Essential Workers on May Day

May 1, 2020

May 1, International Workers Day, finds its origins in the 1886 Chicago Haymarket strike for the 8 hour day – something we take for granted today. This should give us pause. International Workers Day was established as a day … Read more

Financial Inclusion for the Green Economy

April 28, 2020

Financial Inclusion for the Green Economy is an ongoing project that will lead to a full report released by the CSPC. F.I.G.E. creates a safe space and participatory action research engaging women from a host of diverse communities in … Read more