Previous Grant Recipients 2019

Geo 1 – Total Awards $183,421

Individual Program Grants

Cape Mudge Band
Youth Group Healthy Eating & Physical Fitness Program

Comox Valley Art Gallery
Arts-based and Arts-informed Cultural Mapping of the Opioid Crisis in the Comox Valley

Discovery Coast Greenways Land Trust (Campbell River)
Pilot Fruit Tree Project: Assessing Feasibility and Building Capacity for Promoting Healthy Eating

Georgia Park Elementary School (Campbell River)
Connecting Families Through Cooking

Indigenous Parents Advisory Club (IPAC) (Courtenay)
IPAC Winter Wellness Retreat

Laichwiltach Family Life Society
Urban Indigenous Housing Dialogue/s

LUSH Valley Food Action Society
Young Cooks – Traditional and Multicultural Focus

Ocean Grove School PAC (Campbell River)
Ocean Grove School Community Garden

Quatsino First Nation
Bringing Healing Home

Sayward Parents Advisory Committee PAC
Healthy Kids, Healthy Minds

Partnership Grants

Comox Valley Early Years Collaborative
25 by 25 Social Innovation Project

Kelsey Recreational Centre
Sayward Physical and Community Wellness Project


Geo 2 – Total Awards $198,806

Individual Program Grants

Alberni Drug and Alcohol Prevention Service
The Changing Gears Bike Club

Central Vancouver Island Job Opportunities Building Society
The Art of Job Search and Employment Sustainment

Dandelion Dance
Train the Trainer with First Nations

District 69 Society of Organized Services (SOS)
School Nite Out

Family Caregivers of BC Society in Partnership with Beacon Community Services
Caregiver Ambassador Project

Gabriola Dragon Boat Society
Healthy Aging & Community Through Dragon Boating

Haven Society
PEACE New Parent Education Sessions

Literacy Alberni Society
Senior Suppers

Mid-Island Youth & Community Development Cooperative
Food Art Fun

Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research
Snaw-naw-as First Nation Healthy Food Box Program

Pacific Rim Hospice Society
West Coast Seniors’ Wellness

People for a Healthy Community
Community Kitchen Gabriola

School District 64 Gulf Islands
Resilience for All

Sea View Seniors Housing Society
Forest Glen Seniors Healthy Aging

Spirit of the Canoe Society
Seitcher Feast

Tsehaht First Nation
Strength of a Nation

Vancouver Island University
Shed Your Threads

Partnership Grants

Dandelion Dance
Train the Trainer


Geo 3 – Total Awards $198,623

Individual Program Grants

Beacon Community Services
Isolated Seniors Lunch and Learn

Cowichan Green Community
reFRESH Cowichan Coupon Program

Cowichan Hospice Society
Traumatic Loss Project

Ladysmith Resources Centre Association
Building Food Security in Ladysmith

Malahat Nation
Community Wellness Events

Nourish Cowichan Society
Past 0-4, Nourishing 4-18 Years in Our Community

Salt Spring Island and Southern Gulf Islands Community Services
Family Place Community Kitchen

Stz’umimus First Nation
Bringing Back Our Traditional Medicines

Warmland Women’s Support Services Society
The Art of Wellness – Creatively Writing Our Recovery

Partnership Grants

Nourish Cowichan Society
Cooking with Penelakut & Nourish


Geo 4 – Total Awards $198,864

Individual Program Grants

Boys & Girls Club Services of Greater Victoria
Parenting Programs in Victoria and West Shore

Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable (Also covers the Saanich area of Geo 3)
Food is Medicine

Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Centre
Parenting Outreach Program

Island Sexual Health Society
You’re Doing What?! At Your Age?!

LifeCycles Project Society
Grow Together

Oaklands Community Association
Play in the Park

Oaklands Community Association
Parent & Baby Group

QCHAT Support Association
Peer Support Services for LGBTQ2S Youth

Sooke Region Communities Health Network Cooperative
Sooke Region Falls Prevention Sessions

Sooke School District #62
Enhancing Youth Food Literacy and Healthy Local School Food Systems

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul of Vancouver Island
Food Security Initiative

University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business
Kidovate

Partnership Grants

Community Social Planning Council (Also covers the Saanich area of Geo 3)
Community Engagement on Determinants of Health and Wellness in the Capital Region

Edward Milne Community School
Youth Engagement Capacity Building for Sooke-West Shore

Esquimalt Youth Coalition
Esquimalt Youth Community Dinner

Previous Grant Recipients (2018)

Geo 1 – Total Awards $154,135

Individual Program Grants

Cheslakees Elementary School (Port McNeill)
Growing Food and Families Together

Lake Trail Community Education Society (Courtenay)
Back to School for Seniors Drop-In

Village of Cumberland
Creating Community Connections

Hornby Island Farmland Trust Society
Farris Community Farm Expansion Project

Town of Comox Recreation
Drop-in Sports Program

Village of Gold River
Seniors Cardio Plus

Cortes Community Health Association with the Cortes Community Radio Society
Youth Voices! Empowerment Radio Camp

Homalco First Nation
Punemenaye

LUSH Valley Food Action Society (Courtenay)
Share the Harvest - Vegetable Gleaning, Recovery and Redistribution Project

River City Cycle Club (Campbell River)
Vancouver Island Fall Bike to Work & School Weeks

Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre (Port Hardy)
Dladlapola (Standing Together)

Komoks First Nation
Elder and Community Connectivity Through Cultural Practices

School District 72
Building Community Capacity

Geo 2 – Total Awards $144,437

Individual Program Grants

Spirit of the Canoe Society (Tofino)
Moving Forward

Forward House Community Society (Parksville)
Looking Forward to Giving Back

Canadian Mental Health Association, Port Alberni Branch
Mental Health First Aid

Vancouver Island Mental Health Society
Community Mental Health First Aid

City of Port Alberni, Parks, Recreation & Heritage
Youth Healthy Foods Program

Alberni Valley Transition Town Society, Cycle Alberni
Vancouver Island Fall Bike to Work & School Weeks

Vancouver Island University Foundation
The Centre for Community Outreach and Care Family Nights

City of Nanaimo
Vancouver Island Fall Bike to Work & School Weeks

Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition, Oceanside Chapter
Vancouver Island Fall Bike to Work & School Weeks

Mind Matters Nanaimo
Dementia Inclusive Communities – Capacity Building

Vancouver Island University
Recreation Prescription Project

Geo 3 – Total Awards $154,003

Individual Program Grants

Transition Salt Spring
Healthy School Gardens for the Gulf Islands

Beacon Community Services
Saanich Peninsula Rural Neighbourhood Chats Project

Pender Islands Health Care Society
Pender Island Community Kitchen Program

Victoria Sexual Assault Centre
Project Reclaim

Tsawout First Nation
ÃLISDÃL?EW (Good Medicine) Garden

Ladysmith Family and Friends Society
LaFFing and Learning Together

Cycle Cowichan
Vancouver Island Fall Bike to Work & School Weeks

Hiiye’yu Lelum Society
Four Pillars Aboriginal Youth Wellness Program

PLAY Cowichan
Multi Sport Initiative

Cowichan Tribes
Cowichan Tribes Young Women’s and Young Men’s Groups

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cowichan Valley
Go Girls! Group Mentoring

Cowichan Seniors Community Foundation
Pop Up Seniors Wellness Days & Guide

Nourish Cowichan Society
Early Years Food Security

Geo 4 – Total Awards $246,479

Individual Program Grants

Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society
Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society

Saanich Volunteer Services Society
Food and Friends: Staying Healthy Program

Highlands Parks and Recreations Association Sponsoring the
Highlands Community Garden Committee
Highlands Community Garden Accessibility Project

Saanich Neighbourhood Place
Growing Together: Community Early Screening Project

Peers Victoria Resources Society
Trauma-Informed Peer Counselling Training for Sex Workers in Victoria

The Power of Hope Society
Across the Lines Weekend Camp

LifeCycles Project Society
Street Feast

GoByBikeBC Society (aka Bike to Work BC Society)
Vancouver Island Fall Bike to Work & School Weeks

Westshore Youth Pride Sponsored by Westshore Parks & Recreation
Vancouver Island Youth Resource

Sooke School District
Fostering Resiliency of Elementary School Aged Children in Sooke School District

Saanich Parks and Recreation in Partnerships with Panorama Recreation Centre
Panorama Recreation Centre Physical Literacy Indoor and/or outdoor Markings

Saanich Parks and Recreation
Neighborhoods Engaging in Activities Together (NEAT)

Saanich Parks and Recreation in Partnerships with City of Victoria Recreation Services
Youth Nature and Wellness Program