“Housing for All: The Social Economy and Homelessness in British Columbia’s Capital Region.” Canadian Social Economy Hub (October 2008). Read Here (4.6MB PDF)
Solutions to homelessness in British Columbia’s Capital Region already exist – in innovative and diverse Social Economy organizations that today house more than 7,000 Greater Victoria residents. This study illuminates the emergence of the region’s homelessness crisis through personal stories, statistical data, and a broad interdisciplinary literature. It demonstrates how forward-looking action by non-profit societies and co-operatives, in partnership with supportive governments, has succeeded in providing reliable and safe non-market housing options for people in need.