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Sustainable and inclusive communities creating their own social, economic and environmental futures.

Community Social Planning Council

Research | Insights | Solutions

Current Initiatives

BC Transit Ticket Assistance Program

BCTTAP Since 1997, the Victoria Regional Transit Commission has partnered with the Community Social Planning Council to distribute transit tickets on a 2:1 basis, destined for clients with urgent transportation needs. The Council works with local nonprofits to identify where the need is greatest, and offers a special rate for tickets and monthly passes for agency clients. These tickets help low residents look for work, attend job training, get to and from school, doctors appointments and the food bank, along with many other important life tasks.

CSPC is proud to be an integral part of the overall system helping individuals and families who need a helping hand. We all need help at some time in our life, and we  can all provide help.  If your agencies wishes to apply to become a transit partner, please get in touch with our Finance department, at 250 383 6166, local 104. 

Innovation in Seniors Housing

Sooke’s best kept secret: A senior cohousing community with 31 units. The Council partnered with the Canadian Seniors Cohousing Society to develop a new “How to Guide” on innovations in seniors housing. The project was funded by the Real Estate Foundation of BC and the CSPC to research innovative models of housing and community living in Canada and elsewhere. This report highlights best practices in co-housing, and brings to light the different types of housing options for seniors, opening up a whole new world of possibilitiy. http://sooke.pocketnews.ca/sookes-harbourside-cohousing-is-going-full-steam-ahead/

Living Wage and Living Wage Employers Program

The Living Wage, calculated and released each year by the Community Social Planning Council, reflects the real costs of living through the hourly wage required to enjoy an adequate quality of life in our region.

 

 

Living Wage EmployerThe Living Wage Employer Program in the Capital Region works to raise awareness around the cost of living in the Capital Region, and to work with employers to become certified living wage employers.

Social Enterprise Incubator

SE IncubatorThe Social Enterprise Incubator is a new program designed to support the launch of new social enterprises on Vancouver Island. Through a series of workshops, the Incubator program will guide participants in developing and validating a business plan for their enterprise concept.

YPQI Home

We are a dynamic community of organizations, youth workers, funders, and youth advocates in Greater Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Our work with the YPQI ensures we are providing rich learning environments to support the healthy development of young people.