Since 1997, the Victoria Regional Transit Commission has provided free bus tickets to the Community Social Planning Council to distribute through social service agencies to their clients with urgent transportation needs. The Council, through an innovative partnership with social service nonprofit agencies, developed an efficient and effective process to double the number of tickets that are distributed at no charge to people living on low income in BC’s Capital Region.
Sooke’s best kept secret: A senior cohousing community with 31 units sets a Canadian standard Sooke’s Harbourside Cohousing is going full steam ahead. The Council is working with the Canadian Seniors Cohousing Society on a new “How to Guide” on innovations in seniors housing. The project is funded by the Real Estate Foundation of BC and the CSPC to research innovative models of housing and community living in Canada and elsewhere and apply best practices to different forms of seniors housing that enable people to age healthily in community.http://sooke.pocketnews.ca/sookes-harbourside-cohousing-is-going-full-steam-ahead/
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.
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.