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Membership Counts!

Your annual membership is one of the ways we support the important work of undertaking forward-looking, ethically sound and unbiased community research.  We have been successful achieving our goals for over 83 years, and we see a very bright future ahead of us. 
Your annual membership supports programs such as the BC Transit Ticket Assistance Program and the Youth Quality Assurance Program (YPQI).  It also underwrites research projects where full funding is not possible, such as the annual Living Wage calculations. This annual examination of how much it costs to live in the South Vancouver Island region is used by businesses to set their pay grids, as well for collective bargaining by local unions. and the information is used widely by our government partners as they determine policy related to poverty and income.   
Our recent projects include: 
  • 2018 Point in Time Count related to individual homelessness in the CRD
  • Housing Affordability, Housing Instability and Renter's Toolkits
  • Community Economic Development
  • Sustainability of the Region (social, economic and environmental)

Download the membership application and mail in your cheque - or click the button below to pay through PayPal.  Help us reduce overall operating costs by sending your cheque directly to our office. 

Please select your membership type from the drop down menu.

CSPC Membership Types


Investing in Community-based Research  

Did you know that we are a charitable organization that receives no ongoing funding from any level of government?  Membership, donations and research contracts sustain CSPC year round, enabling us to advance efforts in changing outdated systems, thinking and public policy.   

The Council's voice - and your voice - is made stronger by bringing people together and working towards more just systems, re-balancing the equity equation, lifting people out of poverty, educating citizens about the enormous costs of childcare, and other important life isses. Our role as a social research and planning council is to gather facts and evidence on issues affecting residents, newcomers, seniors, youth and famlies. We work with a diverse range of partners, including government, non profit agencies, individuals, coalitions and donors to move the agenda forward on income, equality for all, resiliency, diversity and other important life issues.   

Donate today - and feel great. Giving always feels better than receiving.   

Please also know that you can help fund important research projects through a larger gift, and of course, the very best way to support the Council is through a recurring monthly gift. A  gift of $40 per month will increase our capacity to tackle more issues, resulting in an improved quality of life for everyone.  

Please include a separate cheque with your membership as it is not eligible for a charitable receipt. 

To make a donation, click the button below to donate through CanadaHelps, a recognized non profit financial processor. Donations made by mail or PayPal will receive tax receipts early the following year, in time to complete your annual tax return. Donations made through CanadaHelps receive an immediate emailed tax receipt. Thank you for your generousity.

One time gift link    Sustaining gift link

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