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

A Doughnut Shaped Recovery for Greater Victoria – Event Summary

July 19, 2021

  Event Summary  Introduction  On June 7th, 2021, the Community Social Planning Council (CSPC) of Greater Victoria organized A Doughnut Shaped Recovery for Greater Victoria, a speaker series event held in collaboration with Conversations for a One Planet Region, One Planet Saanich and the South … Read more

Fixing housing affordability: Non-market solutions

June 17, 2021

Join us to learn about European and American non-market housing models and envision a future of affordable housing across British Columbia. This event is hosted by the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria in collaboration with Island Social … Read more

Minimum wage – is the cost of living a burden low income workers or employers should shoulder?

June 8, 2021

British Columbia’s annual minimum wage increase went into effect last week with a 60 cent increase to $15.20/hour. Despite this increase, the minimum wage still falls almost $5 short of Victoria’s living wage for families. The 2019 living wage … Read more

A Doughnut Shaped Recovery for Greater Victoria

May 21, 2021

Register Now Can doughnut economics help us build a just recovery that is within our ecological limits? Are you a municipal leader or planner? A local business owner? A community leader? An interested community member? Are you working to … Read more

Greater Victoria Rent Bank secures key funding from BC Rent Bank and United Way Greater Victoria

May 12, 2021

Pilot project helping renters extends for one year Media Release Rent Bank One Pager

Family Day 2021 Fact Sheet: No Family Left Behind

February 12, 2021

Family Day Fact Sheet: No Family Left Behind  BC Family Day is a day that allows us to be together, celebrate one another and embrace all that is good about those who enrich our lives and to feel connected. … Read more

🚨 NEWS: Victoria’s Times Colonist Reports on Financial Inclusion for the Green Economy Project

September 29, 2020

In the early summer, the Times Colonist sat down with Mikaila Montgomery, research coordinator at the council and discussed our Financial Inclusion in the Green Economy project- a project that sets its sights on addressing inequalities between genders by … Read more

FIGE Report 2020

July 30, 2020

Download the Media Release Download the Full Report Feature in Times Colonist  FIGE Webinar Report Infographic    

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

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

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