Events

Building Housing Affordability: Levers for Canadian Municipalities

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*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 Canadian cities. Join us for a … Read more

Thriving Victoria: Living Wage & Affordability Summit

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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 employers and employees dedicated to this … Read more

Mapping Common Ground: Renewing Oak Bay’s Community Green Map

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Join Wendy Brawer of New York, founding Director of Green Map System (GreenMap.org) for an inspiring talk on how Green Mapping helps communities around the world to be healthy, equitable and sustainable. Please see the event details below and learn more about Wendy here.

Community Green Mapping Presentation & Workshop

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Join us for the visit of Wendy Brawer, the distinguished Director of Greenmap.org based in New York. With an impressive track record spanning over 25 years, Wendy has passionately contributed to the creation of numerous regional maps, notably within the CRD/Greater Victoria region, and has … Read more

Moss Street Farmers Market – Common Ground Community Mapping Inclusion Project

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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 sticky notes. Spin the wheel for … Read more

Bastion Square Public Market – Common Ground Community Mapping Inclusion Project

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Exciting News! Join us this Thursday, August 3rd, at the Bastion Square Public Market as we showcase our groundbreaking Common Ground Community Mapping Inclusion Project in partnership with Community Living BC. Share your experiences on a large map of the CRD with sticky notes. Spin … Read more

Lessons From Helsinki: Homelessness & Housing First Approaches

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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. While more hidden forms of homelessness … Read more

Family By Design: Designing Cities for Families

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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 speak to Canadian municipalities that have … Read more

Revitalizing Downtown Spaces in a Hybrid Work Environment

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How do we respond to changing needs in downtown cores, when considering implications for community health and well-being, economic prosperity, inclusivity and sustainability? As many jobs have implemented working-from-home opportunities, the use of downtown cores has changed as well. Discussions may cover topics such as … Read more

They Paved Paradise: Transforming Minimum Parking Requirements Event

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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 makers and advocates are looking at … Read more