Tapestry at Wesbrook Village Social Sustainability

Social Sustainability

Principles

Good Health

We carefully select all our sites and combine thoughtful design with exceptional access to amenities and innovative programming to support healthy choices that enhance well-being.

Inclusion

Our communities embrace diverse populations, facilitate housing accessibility and offer the many positive benefits of a well-connected social life.

Strong Relationships

We build strong, trusting and collaborative relationships through attentive design, engaging programming and responsive customer service.

Social Sustainability

Concert recognizes that building community goes beyond the simple bricks and mortar of our assets, but is also reliant on how we operate these buildings and support our residents. We start with thoughtful design that improves the fabric of our communities and then take an active role in making them places for people to live, work, play and build social connections.  

Our Social Sustainability principles, goals and targets embody our long-standing commitment to be the progressive leader in Canadian real estate for generations. 

Environmental Sustainability Live Work Play

Sustainability Goals & Targets

Social Sustainability - Affordability

Affordability

Our goal is to make quality housing affordable for everyone through maximizing access to government grants and programs.

First Nation Public Art Unveiling

Reconciliation

As a builder of communities, we are an active partner in truth and reconciliation with Canada’s First Nations.

Social Sustainability - Access

Access

We include accessible suites in all our projects and build communities that suit every lifestyle.

Connected Communities

Social sustainability at VODA

The 'Hey Neighbour!' Collective 

We believe that strong, sustainable communities are fundamental to the social well-being of all Canadians. That’s why in 2018, we partnered with the City of Vancouver in the 'Hey Neighbour!' pilot project aimed at creating more socially connected rental housing. The pilot ran at The Remington building in Collingwood Village where residents were encouraged to organize fun social activities to bring their neighbours together. It was such a success, we’re now scaling the program across our eleven rental properties in British Columbia and expanding to Ontario.

As part of our commitment to improving the health and well-being of our communities, we’ve partnered with the Hey Neighbour Collective, a multi-stakeholder community of practice that supports the sociable design and programming of multi-unit housing. Sprung from the need to address the growing crisis of loneliness and social isolation in cities, we’re developing and testing creative approaches to fostering social connectedness in our vertical communities.

Environmental Sustainability Bees at Work

Celebrating our Community Connectors

In 2020, Concert launched our Community Connectors program. We now have eighteen Community Connectors throughout all of our BC rental communities. These resident volunteers are working together to co-create community activities big and small to bring neighbours together and build social connectedness, especially during this time when it’s difficult to get together. Click here to read our Community Connector's Guidebook. 

Our work with partners such as Happy City, provides residents the tools to create inclusive activities during times of physical-distancing. We’re adapting our approach to include small-scale and remote social activities focused on building social capital and resiliency.

Everyone deserves to live in a safe, healthy, and connected community. We believe strong meaningful relationships, a sense of belonging and inclusivity are the keys to making our communities vibrant, exciting places to live -- for generations to come.

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Resident Satisfaction

In an effort to better understand how we can build community, and contribute to the health and social wellbeing of our residents, Concert regularly surveys our rental communities. The data we gather directly feeds back in the design of our social sustainability programs, property management operations and the design of future projects.

Click here to view our 2020 Resident Satisfaction Survey results.