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

Identification is necessary to access vital services and supports such as housing, health care, income security and other social services. Our ID Service team is here offer support.

Transit is an essential part of life, 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.

The Lab tells the stories hidden in the data, creates evidence-based documents, and hosts productive conversations.

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

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

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

Learning From London: Homelessness Hubs + Whole Of Community Response

January 10, 2024

Join the Community Social Planning Council and the United Way Southern Vancouver Island for an informative, inspiring discussion with leaders in London about their Whole of Community System Response to the homelessness crisis. A regional cross-sector response panel will follow. With … Read more

Thank you Coastal Community Credit Union!

November 29, 2023

Facilitating Dialogue Around Affordability We’d like to say a special thank you to Coastal Community Credit Union (CCCU) for their support of our events dedicated to enhancing affordability across the region. We are grateful to be able to host … 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

CEA Energy & Climate Action Award

September 21, 2023

We are thrilled and deeply honored to receive the Climate and Energy Action award from the Community Energy Association (CEA) for our groundbreaking E-Bike Incentive Pilot Program. This recognition would not have been possible without the unwavering support and … Read more

Victoria Point-in-Time Count & Survey Results 2023

September 7, 2023

Final Report 2023 Greater Victoria participated in nationwide PiT Counts in 2016, 2018 and 2020. Point-in-Time counts add essential information to our understanding of how people experience homelessness in our region. This information will assist planners, funders, and agencies … Read more

Centering The Person in Personal Identification And Health: A Scoping Review

August 31, 2023

The use of personal identification (PID) to access many of life’s essential services is easy for many to take for granted. However, not having PID can significantly impact and individual’s health and well-being, excluding them from the most basic … Read more

Moss Street Farmers Market – Common Ground Community Mapping Inclusion Project

August 28, 2023

Join us this Saturday, September 2, at the Moss Street Farmers Market as we showcase our Common Ground Community Mapping Inclusion Project in partnership with Community Living BC. Share your experiences on a large map of the CRD with … Read more

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