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.