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CVCF Announces New Executive and Board members

CVCF Announces New Executive and Board members

“I joined CVCF to give back to this community that has been so good to our family. During my
time with CVCF, I have gained a new perspective and appreciation for the amazing work that so
many not-for-profit organizations do in this community,”

CVRD Wanting To Hear From You Regarding Poverty Reduction

“Covid-19 has helped to shine a light on the fact that many people in our community are experiencing various levels of economic insecurity,” states Alana Mullaly, Senior Manager of Sustainability and Regional Growth Strategy Planning. “Lack of affordable housing, childcare, transportation and employment options all increase the incidence and impact of poverty within our community. Actions to reduce poverty can have a positive effect on the entire community, improving quality of life, helping people to live with dignity and creating equal opportunities for residents to contribute and live a full life. We want to hear from you to help guide our Poverty Reduction Strategy and find ways to reduce poverty and build a more inclusive and resilient community.”

CVRD Wanting To Hear From You Regarding Poverty Reduction

CVRD Wanting To Hear From You Regarding Poverty Reduction

“Covid-19 has helped to shine a light on the fact that many people in our community are experiencing various levels of economic insecurity,” states Alana Mullaly, Senior Manager of Sustainability and Regional Growth Strategy Planning. “Lack of affordable housing, childcare, transportation and employment options all increase the incidence and impact of poverty within our community. Actions to reduce poverty can have a positive effect on the entire community, improving quality of life, helping people to live with dignity and creating equal opportunities for residents to contribute and live a full life. We want to hear from you to help guide our Poverty Reduction Strategy and find ways to reduce poverty and build a more inclusive and resilient community.”

Looking Back on an Extraordinary Year

Looking Back on an Extraordinary Year

It is now important that we take the ‘emergency’
out of our programs and work towards ‘healthy local food access for all’
in an ongoing, equitable and sustainable way.
This is the work ahead of us.

Welcoming Communities Coalition

Welcoming Communities Coalition

Our Community forums around Discrimination and Racism were great and we appreciate everyone that attended. As a follow-up to that and based on the feedback received, we are excited to announce that the Immigrant Welcome Centre and the Welcoming Communities Coalition will be hosting our annual joint (Campbell River and Comox Valley) virtual Collaboratory on Wednesday February 24th, 2021 from 2pm – 4:30pm via Zoom.

CVCF Announces COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants

CVCF Announces COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants

“The COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants from the Comox Valley Community
Foundation are a response to the unprecedented situation in which we currently find
ourselves,” said Matt Beckett, President. “This granting stream is intended to offer
resources for the community where they are needed most and will support urgent issues,
particularly those being experienced within vulnerable sectors.”

Comox Valley Regional District Operational Notices

The Comox Valley Waste Management Centre keeps our community safe and clean and we are working hard to protect our workers and the public in order to continue operating this essential service.

The Regional EOC Announces Comox Valley-wide Open Burning Ban

Comox Valley fire departments are implementing open fire restrictions in regional fire protection districts effective April 1, 2020 in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Open fires will be banned and fire permits will no longer be issued, with the exception of backyard fires and campfires in specific fire protection areas as outlined below.

The Regional EOC Announces Official Spokesperson

“As a community, country, and world we are all in new territory,” explains CVRD Board Chair and EOC Spokesperson Jesse Ketler. “What I can say is that your local governments are working hard together to protect you, your family and friends for the difficult times that may be ahead. I think it is important at this time to really evaluate your own behaviour. Spend time with your family and enjoy the beautiful outdoors, while practicing social distancing as recommended by the Provincial Health Officer. I want our community to be a leader and show the province how we all worked to flatten the curve and stop the spread. I know we can do this, together.”

United Way Launches “Local Love in a Global Crisis Fund” for the underserved populations during the COVID-19 Crisis

United Way Launches “Local Love in a Global Crisis Fund” for the underserved populations during the COVID-19 Crisis

“These are unprecedented time but we are well-positioned to help those who need it most. We are mobilizing our resources to best serve our communities and help to keep our neighbours safe and healthy,” says Signy Madden, Executive Director, United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island. “As many local agencies alter their operations or close their doors, vulnerable populations are at increased risk. We are working with United Ways across the country and province to act quickly to respond to what is happening in our communities across the island.”

Temporary Suspension of Air Canada and Pacific Coastal Airlines Services

“Our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our passengers, our
employees, our tenants, and the communities we serve,” said Comox Valley
Airport Acting CEO Alex Robertson. “We are working to adapt to the temporary
suspension of air service, and ask for your patience until such time as normal
operations resume.”

LUSH Valley’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

LUSH Valley’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the pandemic unfolds it is important that we all take measures to protect ourselves, our families and our communities to stop the spread of the virus. Self-care and care of our families are vital