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

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

Household Prosperity + Quality of Life in Colwood

August 15, 2023

The purpose of this Household Prosperity Report is to establish a baseline of household prosperity in the City of Colwood to support the economy and, more broadly, to guide strategic decision making and service planning. Read The Report

Preserving Paradise: A Hopeful Transformation of Public Transit

July 26, 2023

Imagine a breathtaking island community where golden sunsets, towering trees, and thriving coastal waters allure residents and tourists alike. However, beneath this paradise, a pressing challenge looms over its transportation system, impeding progress on accessibility and environmental sustainability while … Read more

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

New Housing Toolkit Promotes Innovative Housing Practices for Local Governments

June 27, 2023

As Canada grapples with a nationwide housing crisis, the focus on affordability has reached a critical juncture. While federal and provincial governments often take the spotlight in addressing the challenge, it is crucial to recognize the pivotal role that … 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

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

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