Case Studies / Space Profiles

Case Studies

Learn about innovative approaches taken by social purpose real estate projects in BC 

Space Profiles

Browse social purpose real estate in BC 

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Help us tell the story of social purpose real estate


Since the founding of the Social Purpose Real Estate Collaborative in 2009, SPRE has sought to collect information on the types of social purpose real estate spaces that exist in BC 1. This data, and the accompanying visual materials, are vital to telling the story of social purpose real estate—its value to communities, as well as the opportunities and indeed the challenges of building and operating space for the nonprofit, charitable and social enterprise sectors. The SPRE Case Studies highlight remarkable partnerships, projects and impact. With insight and clarity, those who brought these project to life share their stories, lessons learned and resources to help others create space for community. 


SPRE would like to acknowledge all of the individuals/organizations who participated in the case study research and provided information on their social purpose real estate projects. The work of these groups is truly inspiring. We are grateful for your contributions to this project and the work you do on a day-to-day basis in this Province!

Financial Support: BC Housing, School of Community & Regional Planning, MITACS, Social Purpose Real Estate Collaborative Members

Research: Jordan Brown, SPRE Researcher 2017-2018; Thomas Bevan, SPRE Researcher 2018; Liana Glass, SPRE Research Intern 2019-2020

Writing / Editing / Project Management: Jordan Brown, Thomas Bevan, Liana Glass and Jacqueline Gijssen, SPRE Project Director