Welcome to SPARC BC
SPARC BC knows that communities are just and healthy when people have equitable access to places, knowledge, services, adequate incomes, and community decision-making processes. That is why SPARC BC is passionate about working with people on income security, accessibility, and community development; and on the connections between them.
As an independent, non-partisan, registered charity working with BC communities for 43 years, we are an excellent source of knowledge and expertise, and proudly operate the Parking Permit Program for People with Disabilities. If you are in search of community-based research, consulting services, or practical resources and workshops, then SPARC BC can help you.
From a systems level, to the grass roots, we are working for positive change!
Accessibility App - AXS Map
Metro Vancouver's Debtscape
This report maps the changing ratios of income, debt and assets over the time period between 2007 and 2012 – at the neighbourhood level.
The study reaches beyond the mapping of data and also provides analysis of interviews with individuals that have lived through high levels of indebtedness. Concerned with the rate of individual borrowing across Metro Vancouver, the study also maps the spatial location of money lending businesses in relation to low income neighbourhoods.