Economic Justice


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


Greater Victoria household expenses up, but living wage for families down.

May 1, 2019

2019 Living Wage for families: $19.39. May 1, 2019 (Greater Victoria) Household expenses for raising a family in British Columbia increased again from 2018 to 2019. And if it hadn’t been for government policy – most notably BC’s new Affordable … Read more

Living Wage for Greater Victoria 2018

April 19, 2018

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Living Wage for Greater Victoria 2017

January 18, 2017

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Living Wage for Greater Victoria 2016

April 18, 2016

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Local Waste into Local Jobs 2016

April 16, 2016

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Living Wage Supplement for BC’s Capital Region 2015

July 7, 2015

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BCTTAP Report to Victoria Regional Transit Commission

January 7, 2015

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Living Wage Supplement for BC’s Capital Region 2014

August 12, 2014

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Community Investment Funds How to Guide Appendices

July 12, 2014

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Enabling Community Investment

May 12, 2014

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