While we work to advocate for the return of extension services, farmers are getting together to share their success and knowledge within the farm community. Farmer2Farmer is a network, and mentor pool and the Farmer2Farmer conference brings people together on the subject.
The Growing New Farmers program is an initiative supported by Vancity that is working to get behind new growers, linking them to resources, micro loans, land, and other growers to kick start successful farm businesses.
Give Food Get Food, is a CR-FAIR Food Access Working Group Initiative to try to divert food that would normally go to waste and redirect it to agencies who work with communities in need.
Quality of Youth Programs in the Greater Victoria Region: Current Practices, Capacity and Opportunities -- research summary.
The Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria has teamed up with SocialCoast.org to celebrate the great success of the Community Includes Everyone campaign (aka the four green circles) and to announce the new Community Action Plan on Poverty (CAP on Poverty) with a gourmet 100 mile picnic.
To support successful programming for youth, the Horner Foundation has partnered with the Community Council and the Weikart Centre for Youth Program Quality on a Youth Program Quality Initiative.
BC has one of the highest poverty rates in the country. With a very high cost of living (particularly housing costs), far too many British Columbians find it difficult to make ends meet. The number of households facing an affordability challenge in the Capital Region continues to rise.
This report uses a variety of different sources to examine five elements of what it takes for individuals and families to meet their basic needs: participation in the labour market and employment, income, poverty, housing and food security.
Capital Region Community Action Plan on Poverty – A Strategy to Improve the Health & Wellbeing of All Residents in BC’s Capital Region
Looking for trends: an examination of 2006 and 1996 Census data