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

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 Child Care Benefit - the increase would have been close to ten thousand dollars, says the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria, in its 2019 Living Wage report released today.



Renters speak up about housing insecurity in the Capital region

March 14, 2019

Diana Gibson

VICTORIA – Survey reveals that Victoria’s tight housing market is meaning renovictions, demovictions, discrimination, living in poor quality housing, and increased vulnerability for renters.



Appointment of New CEO

CSPC Continues Transformation with Appointment of New CEO

July 10th 2018   - VICTORIA, B.C.   Community Social Planning Council (CSPC) today announced the appointment of Heather Gardiner as the new Chief Executive Officer for the organization.



- YPQI impacts lives. Bobby will show you how.

Ever wonder what YPQI means or why it matters? Our dynamic YPQI team in Greater Victoria has made a brand new video to explain the initiative and its impact. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/ZU5oWtl_yeo.

Bobby's Story gets at the very heart of YPQI -- told through the eyes of Bobby Aarsen, a gifted youth worker at Pacifica Housing.



- 2018 Living Wage for Greater Victoria is $20.50/hour

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

2019 Living Wage for families: $19.39.

May 1, 2019

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Renters speak up about housing insecurity in the Capital region

March 14, 2019

VICTORIA – Survey reveals that Victoria’s tight housing market is meaning renovictions, demovictions, discrimination, living in poor quality housing, and increased vulnerability for renters.



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