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Changes ahead! Saying Goodbye to Jacquie Gijssen

Dynamic, caring, full of creativity and impact—I am so proud to have been part of the Social Purpose Real Estate Collaborative (SPRE) for the past 12 years—five as Project Director. When SPRE decided to hire its first true staff member, I could...

Space for Community Webinar with the Real Estate Institute of BC

Missed the June webinar intro to SPRE and REIBC's major news study Space for Community? Join us on October 28th...

Grant opportunity: Cultural Spaces Grant Program

The City of Vancouver is offering funding to help non-profit organizations buy, build, renovate, expand, or operate a cultural space.

Eligibility: your organization must be a registered Vancouver-based non-profit...

Space for Community Press Coverage

Space for Community study has gained attention in Richmond press after Jacqueline Gijssen, SPRE's project director, presented to Richmond City Council. The news highlights important findings from the study in relation to non-profits and their...

Eastside Arts Society Awarded for Planning Excellence

The report City Without Art? Not Net Loss, Plus! from the Eastside Arts Society (EAS) has received the 2021 Award of Merit for New and Emerging Planning Initiatives from the Canadian Institute of Planners.

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Funding opportunity: Regional Innovation Ecosystems

The Regional Innovation Ecosystems (RIE) is now accepting applications on an ongoing basis.

The program stream aims to create, grow and nurture inclusive regional ecosystems that support business needs throughout the innovation continuum...

Recordings available! Space for Community Webinar Series

Following the release of the Space for Community Final Report, SPRE and its municipal members hosted a series of webinars covering key topics highlighted in the study. 

Watch the recordings ...

MAJOR STUDY RELEASED - Space for Community

Space for Community turns anedocte into evidence documenting the impact of soaring real estate markets on organizations that support the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, employees, and communities....

Meet the Real Estate Institute of BC, SPRE's Associate Member!

The Real Estate Institute of BC (REIBC) is a member organization of real estate professionals. It works with a variety of organizations and serves a diverse membership of real estate professional, committed to high industry standards and...

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