This Policy Brief proposes the establishment of a CRD Farmland Conservation and Access Program to permanently secure regional farmland for agricultural use and allow access to farmers at affordable rates.
Media advisory: Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond event is ‘Sold Out’
Media release for Affordable Housing Stakeholder Forum, “Affordable Housing for BC’s Capital Region: Tools for the Future,” today.
The Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria, Transition Victoria and the Fraser Basin Council’s Smart Planning for Communities have come together to launch the Building Resilient Neighbourhoods Project that will lead to a pilot “model neighbourhood” of social and environmental resilience in the capital region.
Changing the Way We Eat is an initiative of CR-FAIR to look at how we eat at the individual, household and community level.
While we work to advocate for the return of extension services, farmers are getting together to share their success and knowledge within the farm community. Farmer2Farmer is a network, and mentor pool and the Farmer2Farmer conference brings people together on the subject.
The Growing New Farmers program is an initiative supported by Vancity that is working to get behind new growers, linking them to resources, micro loans, land, and other growers to kick start successful farm businesses.
Give Food Get Food, is a CR-FAIR Food Access Working Group Initiative to try to divert food that would normally go to waste and redirect it to agencies who work with communities in need.
Quality of Youth Programs in the Greater Victoria Region: Current Practices, Capacity and Opportunities -- research summary.
The Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria has teamed up with SocialCoast.org to celebrate the great success of the Community Includes Everyone campaign (aka the four green circles) and to announce the new Community Action Plan on Poverty (CAP on Poverty) with a gourmet 100 mile picnic.