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.
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.