Food Resiliency Report

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This Sea to Sky Food Resiliency Project aims to create more resilience in the regional social services food system that supports vulnerable populations in achieving food equity and food security. It was scoped and executed with direct input from Sea to Sky social services organizations and it builds on the strategies and actions from the Sea to Sky Food Recovery Project.


Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) and Missing Middle: Practices and Recommendations

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This document provides practices and examples from municipalities across BC for implementation of Accessory Dwelling Units and missing middle housing in residential areas, and is intended to support the initiatives being proposed by the Province of BC, who recently released their Homes for People action plan. Homes for People includes legislation to be introduced in 2023 that will allow secondary suites in every community in the province, and up to four (or three, depending on size of lot) units on a traditional single-family detached lot, with additional density permitted in areas well-served by transit. This document also provides a number of recommendations around zoning and process learned from the practices reviewed.


Municipal Housing Corporations: Overview and Case Studies

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Municipal Housing Corporations: Overview and Case Studies offers insights grounded in the real-world cases of Canmore Community Housing, Jackson / Teton County Affordable Housing Department, and Whistler Housing Authority, for how municipalities can create and operate a municipal housing corporation (MHC) – an independent entity that is typically responsible for developing, building, and managing ownership and rental units, usually non-market, to residents.


Accessory Dwelling Units: Case Studies and Best Practices from BC Communities

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This Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) guide was developed to address the current, timely needs and interests of small- and medium-sized communities wishing to scale up the provision of ADUs by providing demonstrated, effective leading practices in policies, bylaws, engagement, and other initiatives to more successfully implement ADUs. These leading practices were identified in planning literature and confirmed through an online survey conducted with local government staff, interviews with planning and building officials from 17 BC municipalities, and ground-truthed with two focus groups.


A Scan of Leading Practices in Affordable Housing in Small Communities

Creating more affordable housing in British Columbia is a hot topic these days, and many communities and individuals in BC appreciate the renewed focus on this issue from both the provincial and federal governments. In this award winning white paper, we teamed up with BC Housing and an advisory committee of housing experts and undertook a scan of the best affordable housing tools available to small local governments. What we quickly found out is that there is no “one size fits all” approach.


Evaluation Handbook

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Whether you’re new to evaluation or looking to tweak your existing evaluative approach, this resource will help you get started. It contains evaluation questions, frameworks, and methods, and will help you determine the type of evaluation needed to answer your questions, improve your performance, deepen impact and more.


Food Recovery Strategy and Action Plan

A resource containing strategies and actions to improve access to food, reduce food waste, and ultimately reduce the costs of accessing food. It was developed by WCS Engagement + Planning on behalf of the Resort Municipality of Whistler with funding provided by the Union of BC Municipalities Poverty Reduction Program.