• Common Vision, Common Action

    Implementing a Regional Agenda for Social and Ecological Justice

  • Community Safety

    through Social Justice:

    Town Hall Meeting

    Recorded Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Watch Now

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    Join us for the second in a series of virtual and in-person meetings to identify key challenges facing our region and what we can do to build more inclusive and sustainable communities. Join Victoria City Councillor Sarah Potts and community safety advisor Christiane Sadeler for a discussion of how community safety concerns can be addressed through a social justice lens.


    A free, public event.


    Watch the recorded session now

  • Policy Statements

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    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.

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    People, Planet, Participation

    A regional agenda for social and ecological justice

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

  • Past Events

    Common Vision, Common Action last brought the community together in April and May of 2020, for a series of virtual town halls. Our goal was 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.


    Watch the Community Safety through Social Justice town hall

    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.

  • Restoring the Circle of Life in this Region

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

  • One word that describes what you hope

    the post-COVID world will be like.

    Feedback from our Virtual Town Hall, April 20, 2020

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  • Sponsoring Organizations

    The following community organizations contributed to and/or

    endorsed the 2018 and 2020 CVCA Solutions Statements

    • 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
    • Climate Justice Victoria
    • 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
    • Hillside-Quadra Collective
    • If Not Now - Victoria
    • Indigenous Solidarity Working Group
    • Level Ground Trading
    • One Planet Region
    • Peers Victoria Resources Society
    • Retail Action Network
    • Red Cedar Community Association
    • Rolling Justice Bus
    • 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 inaugural Common Vision, Common Action 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

  • Contact Us

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

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

    Watch a recording of the virtual town hall to discuss the draft policy statement.

    Thank you for all of your feedback and comments!
    You can reach us at contact@commonaction.ca.

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