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.
Federal Dollars to be Invested on Vancouver Island by United Way to Support Seniors Impacted by COVID-19
UWCNVI has received Federal funding to invest in local service agencies who provide
immediate essential services for seniors impacted by COVID-19. This support will be
distributed through grants of up to $5000 to local charitable organizations from the
Malahat to Port Hardy. The COVID-19 Seniors Response Fund is funded by the
Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.
Habitat for Humanity Vancouver
Island North (Habitat VIN) relies on their two ReStores to help raise money for their affordable
home building projects. Closing their stores due to Covid-19 meant the loss of their main source
of funding. Now, they are moving their social enterprise online with contactless pick-up in
Campbell River and Courtenay.
Federal Reaching Home Money Coming to Help Local Non-Profits that Support People Experiencing Homelessness During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy helps service agencies that work with
populations experiencing homelessness. Funding is coming to United Way Central & Northern
Vancouver Island (UWCNVI), the Community Entity that invests funds through Community
Advisory Boards for the region.
While the regional landfill and the Denman Island and Hornby Island transfer stations and recycling depots are open, all other CVRD facilities remain closed to the public at this time including:
The Comox Valley Regional District Office at 770 Harmston Avenue
The Comox Valley Aquatic Centre and Comox Valley Sports Centre
The Comox Valley Pollution Control Centre
The rural fire stations of Fanny Bay, Oyster River, Denman and Hornby Island
The Comox Valley Art Gallery is now accepting applications for the Youth Media Project, a program that provides wages and hands-on training in video production.
The Comox Valley Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it will immediately
distribute $102,000 in the form of grants to 13 organizations to assist with the
community’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Adam and Kiley Panziera and Marisa Anthony were disappointed, but understanding, when their March 27th key ceremony was cancelled due to Covid-19. The two families had partnered with Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North (Habitat VIN) to become homeowners, and they were looking forward to the celebration that brings the community together to mark the hard work and contribution of families, volunteers and donors.
Over the past month, LUSH Valley and the Comox Valley Food Policy Council have been working with our community partners on our Emergency Food Share programs. I extend sincere thanks to our staff, board and volunteers for their roles in the successful launch of our Hot Meal and Good Food Box hamper programs. Everyone has been working extremely hard and their dedication, resilience and hard work are greatly appreciated.