News & Updates

Real Estate Foundation Grants to Help Sustainable Land Use in BC

Union Gospel Mission to Provide New Social Housing and Recovery Centre

Solutions to Nonprofit Displacement, from Northern California Grantmakers

SPRE goes Social with Twitter and Instagram

Check out the SPRE feeds on Twitter and Instagram @space4community

Tackling the Question of "pop-up" versus "permanent" -- We want both, right?

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 ( and Family Services of Greater Victoria ( on the realization of this fantastic new hub!