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Community Social Planning Council

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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.

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A MESSAGE from Our Executive Director and Board Chair

23 September 2013 - 9:08pm -- Mary Katharine Ross

The Community Council is at the point of making some major investments in a better future for our community and our residents. We’ve looked at the innovations taking place in our region, and in other parts of Canada. We have identified the kinds of social infrastructure that we think is needed to respond to the challenges our residents face, from affordability and the need for sustainable livelihoods, to the supply of affordable housing. We are therefore making some bold steps to build with partners the next generation of social assets that can take our community forward.

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- YPQI impacts lives. Bobby will show you how.

30 May 2018 - 3:26pm -- CommunityCouncil

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:

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


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