News & Updates

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!

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