• Common Vision, Common Action

    Implementing a Regional Agenda for Social and Ecological Justice

  • A Regional Vision for Caring, Low-Carbon Communities After COVID

    Upcoming Events

    Hey! Remember us? The original Common Vision, Common Action conference at UVic in Lekwungen / W̱SÁNEĆ territory in 2017 was a big success, and our collective grassroots leadership is needed once again – now more than ever.

     

    On Monday, May 11 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm we will be partnering with UVic's Cedar Trees Institute to host a Virtual Town Hall to create the Moving Foward, Not Backwards Action Plan for our Regional Vision for collective action necessary to sustain Caring, Low-Carbon Communities in the recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.

     
    Register here to participate in the Common Vision, Common Action Town Hall​

     

  • Policy Statement
    "Moving Forward, Not Backward: A Regional Agenda for Caring, Low-Carbon Communities After COVID."

    Watch a recording of the virtual town hall held on April 20th to discuss this draft policy statement.

    Thank you for all of your feedback and comments! 

    The final draft of our joint policy statement will be published here soon.
    Please send any additional thoughts to contact@commonaction.ca.

    Thank you for helping shape a regional vision and plan for action!

     

  • One word that describes what you hope

    the post-COVID world will be like?

    Feedback from our Virtual Town Hall, April 20, 2020

  • Sponsoring Organizations

    The following community organizations contributed to and/or

    endorsed the 2018 CVCA Solutions Statement

    • Better Transit Alliance
    • BC Ecosocialists
    • BC Government Employees Union
    • Canadian Peace Initiative - Victoria Chapter
    • Cedar Trees Institute – UVic, Centre for Global Studies
    • Central Saanich Community Association
    • Cities for Everyone
    • City of Victoria Youth Council
    • Columbia Institute
    • Community Action Bus
    • Council of Canadians - Victoria Chapter
    • Creatively United For The Planet
    • CUPE Local 50 - Victoria Civic Employees
    • CUPE Local 4163 - UVic Educational Employees
    • Fair Vote Canada - BC Steering Committee
    • Farmland Protection Coalition
    • Generation Squeeze
    • HQ Collective
    • If Not Now - Victoria
    • Indigenous Solidarity Working Group
    • Level Ground Trading
    • One Planet Region
    • Peers Victoria Resources Society
    • Retail Action Network
    • Red Cedar Co-operative
    • SocialCoast
    • Social Environmental Alliance
    • Solutions Hub
    • Surfrider Vancouver Island
    • The Quadra Villager
    • UVic Social Justice Studies Program
    • Vancouver Island Peace & Disarmament Network
    • Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society
    • Victoria International Jewish Film Festival
    • Victoria Transport Policy Institute
    • Victoria Voice
    • Youth for a Sustainable Future
    Would your organization like to sign on? Drop us an email.

    The Common Vision, Common Action 2017 Conference was organized by a Planning Committee composed of:

    Keith Cherry, Laurel Collins, Elise Cote, Nathan Grills, Christine Grimes,

    Trevor Hancock, Jessie Hemphill, Ben Isitt, Olga Liberchuk,

    Jeremy Loveday, David Monk, Sarah Potts, Juan Ramirez, Sonia Théroux

     
  • About Us

    The first Common Vision, Common Action conference took place October 13-15, 2017 at the University of Victoria in Lekwungen / W̱SÁNEĆ Territory.

     

    Together, we gathered with social and environmental organizations, activists, elected officials and community members to develop a regional policy platform for the Capital Region.

     

    Highlights included:

    • A Keynote Address by W̱SÁNEĆ activist Paul Cheoketen Wagner;
    • Plenary discussions on Housing, Transportation, Governance, Food Systems and Education;
    • A social event featuring spoken word, live music and fun times;
    • Policy Sessions on Inclusive Communities, Climate Action, People-Oriented Economics and Arts & Culture.

    Harnessing the ideas and passion of participants and organizations at the conference, we launched the Common Vision, Common Action Solutions Statement in 2018, informing policy debates during the municipal elections that year and after.

     

    Now, in the spring of 2020, as our communities confront the economic and social crisis arising from the Covid19 public health emergency, we are re-activating the Common Vision, Common Action network – starting with a Virtual Town Hall to consider a Regional Agenda for Caring, Low-Carbon Communities in the post-COVID19 world.

  • Restoring the Circle of Life in this Region

    Keynote address by W̱SÁNEĆ activist Paul Cheoketen Wagner at the Common Vision Common Action 2017 conference

    Restoring the Circle of Life in this Region

    Keynote address by W̱SÁNEĆ activist Paul Cheoketen Wagner at the Common Vision Common Action 2017 conference

  • Our Visions

    Moving Forward, Not Backward

    A regional agenda for caring,
    low-carbon communities after COVID-19

    The policy document that resulted from the

    2020 Common Vision, Common Action Virtual Town Halls.

    People, Planet, Participation

    A regional agenda for social and ecological justice

    The policy document that resulted from the 2017
    Common Vision, Common Action conference.

  • Contact Us

    Our strength lies in banding together as a community. Please get in touch.

    #310-599 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC V8W 1N5