Economic Justice

EQUITABLE - SUSTAINABLE - INCLUSIVE

Our mission is to improve the economic security of all citizens through social planning, collaborative engagement, and strategic action. We are active in projects at all levels to mobilize the evidence, policies, and effective social movement needed to share prosperity and build a healthy, caring, and inclusive economy; a fairer economy is a strong economy

Economic Justce -SQ

Programs & Initatives

Transit is an essential part of lie, yet for many people the cost of a bus pass or tickets is out of reach. LITA is here to help.

An initiative to calculate the annual living wage and build broader employer uptake.

Assisting eligible families and individuals who are at risk of eviction or essential utility disconnection due to a temporary shortage of funds.

Making a difference in our community

PUBLICATIONS

Missing Middle Housing

August 9, 2022

On August 4, The Community Social Planning Council share this presentaiton to Victoria Council, highlighting support for the Missing Middle Housing Initiative in Victoria. Here are three key points of the Missing Middle Housing Initiative: This initiative will increase … Read more

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

Income disparity in Greater Victoria

July 13, 2022

On July 13, 2022 Statistics Canada released data from the 2021 Census that included a portrait of Canada’s families and households, and an income profile of Canadian households. This data update contained both good news and bad news for … Read more

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

BC Carbon Pricing Review Equity Survey

June 2, 2022

In May and June of this year, the Community Social Planning Committee of Greater Victoria supported B.C.’s Carbon Pricing Review by hosting multiple engagement sessions for vulnerable populations and the agencies that work with them, creating and distributing an … Read more

2022 Doughnut Webinar Recording

April 25, 2022

 

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

Living Wage Report 2021

November 2, 2021

(Greater Victoria) Household expenses, particularly housing and food costs, are driving up the cost of raising a family, says the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria, in its 2021 Living Wage report, released today. Greater Victoria is a … Read more

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