February 5, 2015
- 2015: A CRITICAL YEAR FOR OUR REGION
- MAKING SENSE OF TALKING CENTS
- FROM CHARITY TO SOCIAL JUSTICE
- ESQUIMALT RESILIENT STREETS KICK-OFF
- BUILDING A FINANCIAL WELL-BEING CURRICULUM - A HOW-TO COURSE
- INITIATIVE SPOTLIGHT: BC TRANSIT TICKET ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
- SUPPORT SOCIAL INNOVATION - SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY COUNCIL
November 2-8, 2014 is Living Wage Week in Canada and the UK - the livinig wage is a global movement. Thirty cities in four provinces have engaged in local discussions on how to create living wage communities.
In Canada today, more than 1.8 million employed people don’t earn enough at their jobs to pull themselves and their families above the poverty line: they are working and poor. Paying employees a living wage can change that for millions of Canadians and employers in about 30 cities are set to do just that.
2014 Annual General Meeting of the
COMMUNITY SOCIAL PLANNING COUNCIL
Wed, September 24, 2014 | 11:30am to 1:30pm
Burnside Gorge Community Centre - Activity Room
Please register now: http://bit.ly/cspc_agm_2014
OTHER EVENTS COMING UP QUICKLY
September 25 - AN EVENING WITH RANKIN MACSWEEN
AGM season is upon us and we bring you an action packed day on September 24th to advance and celebrate new horizons for community investing.
On July 2nd we sent a letter to (or initiated contact with) the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment & Social Development & Minister of Multiculturalism...
The Community Social Planning Council has a new resource on the business and public policy case for Community Investment Funds. A policy brief published today is available on our website. The brief outlines the experience in other places with similar community investment opportunities that offer a social and economic return. Recommendations are made in the brief, calling on the BC Government to introduce similar tax incentives and enabling regulations as exist in places like Nova Scotia.
Through the performance of its mission the Cool Aid Community Health Centre carries out research, prevention and health care for a population whose primary condition is poverty. This is an essential service without which our community would be less and the people it serves would be without a medical “home”. ...“if you don’t have access to medical care, that’s poverty”.