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

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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

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

Family Day Factsheet: No Family Left Behind 2023

February 17, 2023

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

They Paved Paradise: Transforming Minimum Parking Requirements Event

January 31, 2023

Did you know it’s estimated that creating one required parking spot can add an additional 10 to 15 percent to overall development costs? As our housing unaffordability and cost of living crisis continue to put communities under pressure, policy … Read more

Want to give back this holiday season?

December 13, 2022

As the living wage soars, 1 in 11 families in Greater Victoria are considered low-income. Even more alarming is the fact that over 14% of local children are living in poverty, according to a recent study by the CSPC. … Read more

Living Wage Report 2022 Event

November 1, 2022

The Living Wage is the hourly wage that two working parents with two young children must each earn to meet their basic expenses (including rent, child-care, medical needs, food, and transportation), once government taxes, credits, deductions and subsidies have … Read more

Making Affordable Housing Happen: Non-profit Solutions for Cities

October 25, 2022

What is affordable? What can municipalities and the non-profit sector do to help achieve affordability? Housing affordability has been out of reach for many people living in our communities for a substantial period of time. A change to the … Read more

Recording: Policy + Protection Event

October 3, 2022

WATCH THE RECORDING HERE In a push to increase housing supply, tenant displacement, increased rental costs, and decreased access are often unintended consequences. However, local governments can implement policies that help to minimize these negative effects. This event was … Read more

Policy + Protection: How municipalities can increase density while protecting tenants

September 27, 2022

In a push to increase housing supply, tenant displacement, increased rental costs, and decreased access are often unintended consequences. However, local governments can implement policies that help to minimize these negative effects. Join us from 12-1:30pm PST on September … Read more

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

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