Urban Matters CCC was created to help communities deliver tangible solutions to help people live happier and healthier lives.
Our team works with governments, social entrepreneurs and socially-conscious business leaders to identify, introduce and scale innovations in communities that address complex social issues.
We combine 40+ years of community development experience with social planning and social finance methodologies to achieve results.
Change is hard — we can help.
City of Lethbridge Creating New Masterplan for Inclusive Design It was an unusual sight: Lethbridge city officials and consultants wandering around outside city hall, some blindfolded and holding canes, some in wheelchairs, all struggling. A local reporter who just...read more
what we’re working on
Pender Harbour Health Centre Needs Assessment
Urban Matters CCC in 2017 to 2018 supported the Pender Harbour Health Centre in completing a needs assessment to identify and assess opportunities for expansion of health services in Pender Harbour. The needs assessment process was engagement-oriented, including over 25 interviews with key stakeholders, as well as an open house component.
OGO Car Share Co-Op
Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan Entrepreneurship Workshops
In 2016 Urban Matters CCC conducted workshops in indigenous communities in Saskatchewan to test an “in-reach” approach to training and capacity building. Urban Matters CCC developed the concept in partnership with the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres and the Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan, and all supported prototyping activities with workshops in Indigenous communities.
City of Vancouver Homeless Count
Urban Matters CCC in 2018 participated in panning and delivering the 2018 Vancouver Homeless Count, alongside many other partners. Urban Matters has supported survey development, survey planning and coordination, and is leading data analysis and report development.
Universal Access Design
City of Richmond Homelessness Strategy Update
Along with BC Non-Profit Housing Association Urban Matters CCC is working with the City of Richmond to update their Homelessness Strategy. The stakeholder focused – co-creation project will focus on gap analyses, best practices reviews and finally strategy development.