News & Updates
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.
AMP CoWorking Space is Looking for New Members
Check out opportunities at the AMP and other fantastic co-working spaces across BC
Reprieve From Property Tax Increases for BC Housing Non Profits
The start on a deserately needed review of property assessement classifications--where land desingated for non profit use (non market housing or other), is not assessed at market levels.
New Westminster Approves Affordable Housing Project for Creative Community
Building on the success of Vancouver's Performing Arts Lodge (see SPRE Case Studies), PAL #2 recently approved by New Westminster City Council. Sixty-six non-market rental units for artists!