Space for Community: Understanding the Real Estate Challenges Affecting the Social Purpose Sector in BC

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Social Purpose Real Estate Collaborative/Real Estate Institute of BC
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With over 25,000 not-for-profit organizations and thousands of social enterprises, each delivering critical programs and services touching the lives of most citizens, the health of these organizations is fundamental to the health of our Province. Over the decades, changes in BC's real estate market--from Vancouver to Squamish, adjacent municipalities, Victoria and parts of the Island--have created extreme challenges not only for housing, but for space for non-profits, social enterprises, artists and community owned assets. 

SPRE and the Real Estate Insitute of BC (REIBC), are proud to release the 2021 FINAL REPORT  for Space for Community: Understanding the Real Estate Challenges Affecting the Social Purpose Sector in BC.  Space for Community (S4C) seeks to further understand the challenges facing such organizations within the context of the commercial real estate market, and to build capacity within these sectors and beyond. Policies that preserve space for community are needed. Space For Community knits together research with up to-date data, and strategies for action.

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