The Regional Food System Indicator Framework

The Regional Food System Indicator Framework

For the 2020 Good Food Summit that took place at the beginning of December, the CSPC  developed the Regional Food System Indicator Framework. This framework explains how we track our progress towards building a robust community food strategy and reaching the outcomes and targets of the Good Food 2025 Strategy, a regional collective impact initiative.

 

Download the Framework

For more information on our work developing metrics for a social and sustainable food system, please visit our Food Metrics page.

Family Day Fact Sheet: No Family Left Behind

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.

Did you know that 1 in 11 families living in the Greater Victoria Region are living in low-income?  The purpose of this fact sheet is to bring awareness that even though we may all be in the same storm, we are not all in the same boat. As we celebrate this BC Family Day, lets make sure that No Family Gets Left Behind.

Point-in-Time Homeless Count Report 2020

2020 Greater Victoria Point-in-Time Count: The Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria (CSPC) coordinated its third one-day Point-in-Time Count of homeless people in the region on March 12, 2020, a count and survey of homeless individuals in sheltered and unsheltered locations that provides a snapshot of where people slept on the night of March 11, 2020. The Count was sponsored by the CRD, as the administrator of the Reaching Home Program, and funded by the Government of Canada’s Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy.

Over 50 shelters, transitional facilities, and healthcare facilities participated, providing data on the number of people experiencing homelessness spending the night at their facilities. The following day, approximately 175 volunteers and homelessness facility employees completed over 850 surveys of people experiencing homelessness at various indoor and outdoor locations across the region.

Report

Media Release

Technical Appendix

FAQ

Point-in-Time Report Infographic

Transportation Access, Climate, Economic Security (ACES)

The Community Social Planning Council has been actively engaging with regional and international partners on just transitions. Within this initiative we have launched the Transportation ACES project to design a regionally focused climate equity framework for transportation decision making. We are interested in using this framework to maximize co-benefits in program planning decisions that lead to the best climate, accessibility and affordability outcomes.

If you are interested in participating in this project please contact Mikaila Montgomery at research@communitycouncil.ca

Project Summary:

The Community Social Planning Council will work to create a framework and set of metrics for climate-friendly transportation equity decision making processes. Working with local experts and drawing from existing research, the CSPC will gather data sets and metrics to identify priorities and design a regionally focused climate equity framework for transportation. Existing climate and equity programs will be surveyed and potential program options will be explored. A decision making model will be designed to test our co-benefits assumptions using the climate and equity framework. Feasibility and affordability will be prioritized. The outcomes and program suggestions will be further tested for impact through an online survey and a public engagement event in Saanich.