News & Updates

Community Land Trusts Take Aim at Rising Rents

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund: Creative Hubs

Providing funding for cultural spaces including arts, hertitage, culture and creative innovation through renovation, construction, specialized equipment and feasiblity studies, with "... an additional $300 million over a ten year period, starting in 2018-2019, to further support creative hubs and other cultural spaces."

New Westminster Housing for Homeless Women with added Social Purpose Services/Spaces

Physical Gets Social with Infrastructure

With encouragement to go beyond engagement and co-design, to real partnerships with non profits and social enterprises that truely deliver social value on infrastructure projects!

SPRE Site Visits: Victoria's new Social Innovation Centre

May 2018 & Sept 2017 - SPRE members were lucky to visit the new Social Innovation Centre in renovation pre-move in last Sept, and this May will return to celebrate full operations. Congratulations to Victoria's Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society (http://www.vircs.bc.ca) and Family Services of Greater Victoria (http://www.fsgv.org) on the realization of this fantastic new hub!

Shout Out to Renewal Partners: Investing with Impact

Real Estate Strategies for Nonprofits and Communities - NCN

2018 Study Tour with Toronto's Artscape

Arts Umbrella to Move to Emily Carr Building on Granville Island

SPRE Site Visits: Celebrating the new Chinatown Cultural Hub

March 2018 - SPRE members toured the new Chinatown Cultural Hub. Congratulations to BC Artscape and the Chinatown community in creating over 50,000sf of space for non profits and social enterprises.

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