The Comox Valley Community Foundation is pleased to be able to support our community
through Community Enrichment Grants again this year. Applications from local charities
and not for profits will be accepted beginning Monday, August 24 through September 24,
“This latest round of funding brings CVCF’s investment in our community’s COVID-19
response to over $350,000,” said Matt Beckett, President of the Comox Valley Community
he Welcoming Communities Coalition of the Immigrant Welcome Centre is conducting a Needs Assessment research. We are hoping to collect data from newcomers, other residents and service organizations. This information will help us identify gaps and overlaps in service delivery in order to ensure that our local programs and services are addressing critical needs of the community. The survey results will be used to guide how organizations work together to improve services to best support international immigrants/newcomers as well as the community. Please share this information with your friends, family, church/faith groups or other networks.
An online survey is available now at connectcvrd.ca/ruralroadsidecollection until September 11 – asking for residents’ input on how they currently manage their garbage and recycling, and how they would like to manage it in the future. The survey is available to all electoral area residents, excluding Denman and Hornby Islands, Mount Washington and already-serviced areas in Royston.
Once again, it is time to hold your nose and prance on down to the Big Yellow Merville hall for the Ninth Annual Garlic Fest on Sunday, August 16th. The garlic sellers will have their wagons overflowing with raw garlic and other seasonal produce to choose from.
LUSH Valley’s ‘Harvest Box’ is a fruit and vegetable box focussed on seasonal and local produce grown entirely within the Comox Valley. (It is similar to a CSA or ‘Community Supported Agriculture’ program.)
The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and the Comox Valley Economic Development Society (CVEDS) recently signed a revised service agreement to deliver economic development and tourism services for Courtenay, Comox and Electoral Areas B and C and a defined portion of Area A. CVEDS helps existing businesses grow and works with potential investors and entrepreneurs to realize the benefits of investing and doing business in the Comox Valley.
Comox Valley Community Foundation announces $121,850 in grants through the Emergency Community Support Fund
The ECSF is a $350 million fund that is being implemented with Community Foundations of
Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, and United Way Centraide Canada, in partnership with
local foundations across the country. Its goal is to provide support to charities and nonprofit organizations serving vulnerable Canadians.
As we re-think what community programming looks like through our organization this summer, we have been turning towards the forest. Connecting with nature and being together, safely, is good for us all. From the community garden to Roy Stewart Morrison Nature Park to Puntledge Park, we are finding ways to continue to build community connections surrounded by the natural world. Further details below!