The Comox Valley Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it will be providing
an additional $121,850 to support local charities responding to COVID-19 as part of a new
partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and
the Canadian Red Cross, funded through the Government of Canada’s $350 million
Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). This vast national effort aims to support
vulnerable populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
“Local governments are working together to carefully develop staged reopening plans based on the WorkSafe BC, BCRPA and the Province of BC’s guidelines for our regional and municipal indoor recreation facilities,” explains CVRD Board Chair and EOC Spokesperson Jesse Ketler. “Once all the site-dependent plans are completed they will be posted online and at each facility. Consistency, collaboration and safety of our staff and residents is of utmost importance as we continue to move forward.”
Federal Dollars to be Invested in the Nanaimo Area by United Way to Support Community Agencies During the Pandemic
“Organizations doing critical work with vulnerable people in central and northern
Vancouver Island communities are well positioned to understand where the greatest
needs are in the midst of this public health crisis,” said Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Paul
Manly. “This funding will assist them to adapt to new service delivery protocols and
meet increased service needs. These are very challenging times for front line agencies,
I want to personally acknowledge them, and thank them for their efforts.”
As British Columbians begin taking the first careful steps together to restart the BC economy, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will transition away from a state of pandemic response and focus on the renewal of local government services in our community.
After careful preparation and planning, the Comox Valley local governments are announcing a limited reopening of select outdoor recreation facilities in Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland and the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD).
Indoor recreation facilities and outdoor playgrounds throughout the region remain closed, pending further updates and direction from the Ministry of Health and Worksafe BC. The CVRD’s Beach Fire Program is also suspended, along with special events and organized group sports such as soccer, rugby, baseball, and basketball leagues.
Courtenay’s Wayward Distillery has donated 2000 litres of its hand sanitizer to the Comox
Valley Community Foundation for distribution to not-for-profits and emergency services in
the Comox Valley and Campbell River.
The Comox Valley Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Vancouver
Foundation will be matching donations to CVCF’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, on
a dollar for dollar basis, during the month of May, up to a maximum of $30,000.
We are so very grateful to have access to the Lake Trail Community School Garden to grow food during this time. Although we miss our community volunteers, our Garden Coordinator and board members are working towards getting fresh produce into the hands of those who need it.
In partnership with the Rotary Club of Courtenay, Lake Trail Community Education Society will be able to enhance its Community Garden programming.
Under normal circumstances, the Garden supports production of local foods for the 368 Lake Trail students who reside in the school’s catchment. Through LTCES, students receive a free, weekly nutritious meal which promotes garden-to-table literacy. Fresh produce from the garden also supports the school’s foods program.