2020 Community Enrichment Grant Recipients

In 2020, the Comox Valley Community Foundation was pleased to award $330,000 to the following organizations in the Comox Valley:

CVCF Professional Development Grants

Grant Recipient: Comox Valley Transition Society

Grant Amount: $2,000

Project Description: De-escalating potentially violent situations staff training

Matt Beckett (CVCF President), Sue Loveless (Cumberland Community Schools Society) Judy Hagen (CVCF Fund Holder)

Grant Recipient: Cumberland Community School Society

Grant Amount: $1,500

Project Description: Training for staff and volunteers who work with youth

 

Denman Island

Preschool School

Grant Recipient: Denman Island Preschool Society

Grant Amount: $1,500

Project Description: Empowering Positive Response Training

CVCF Community Enrichment Grants

Grant Recipient: 4R's Education Society

Grant Amount: $1,804

Project Description: Pre-school Outdoor Play Equipment 

Matt Beckett (CVCF President), Lydia Neville (Adaptive Programs for Adults with Disabilities), Joan Carson (CVCF Past Director and CVCF Fund Holder) and Judy Hagen (CVCF Fund Holder)

Grant Recipient: Adapted Programs for Adults with Disabilities

Grant Amount: $21,401.96

Project Description: Adapted Programs for Adults with Disabilities

Matt Beckett (CVCF President), Beverley Campbell and Andy Reddekop (Beaufort Association), Joan Carson (CVCF Past Director and CVCF Fund Holder) and Judy Hagen (CVCF Fund Holder)

Grant Recipient: Beaufort Association for Inclusion in Action

Grant Amount: $7,500

Project Description: Inclusion in Action – Changing Place & Space

Rob Wolfe (CVCF), Charlene Gray (CVCDS), Beverley and Erik Eriksson (CVCF Fund Holders)

Grant Recipient: Comox Valley Children’s Daycare Society

Grant Amount: $2,000

Project Description: Healthy Spaces for Children

Rob Wolfe (CVCF) Louise Howes (CVHIS), Beverley and Erik Eriksson (CVCF Fund Holders)

Grant Recipient: Comox Valley Head Injury Society

Grant Amount: $5,150

Project Description: Healthy Spaces for Children

Rob Wolfe (CVCF), Terri Odeneal (CV Hospice Society), Beverley and Erik Eriksson (CVCF Fund Holders)

Grant Recipient: Comox Valley Hospice Society

Grant Amount: $10,000

Project Description: Caring Connection: Volunteer Caregiver Navigation Program

Rob Wolfe (CVCF), Bob Bowen and Calia Holbrook (Project Watershed) Beverley and Erik Eriksson (CVCF Fund Holders)

Grant Recipient: Comox Valley Project Watershed Society

Grant Amount: $2,500

Project Description: Students Keeping it Living in the Estuary

Rob Wolfe (CVCF), Randy James (CV Special Olympics), Beverley and Erik Eriksson (CVCF Fund Holders)

Grant Recipient: Comox Valley Special Olympics

Grant Amount: $10,000

Project Description: Athlete Training Costs

Grant Recipient: Comox Valley Transition Society

Grant Amount: $9,000

Project Description: Durable Floor for the Group Room

Rob Wolfe (CVCF), Kathy Collins (Courtenay Recreation Children's Programs) and Nicole Jeschelnik (Vancouver Foundation)

Grant Recipient: Courtenay Recreation Children's Programs

Grant Amount: $23,556.48

Project Description: Everyone Plays Project

Rob Wolfe (CVCF), Genevieve Burdett (Cumberland Lake Wilderness Society) and Nicole Jeschelnik (Vancouver Foundation)

Grant Recipient: Cumberland Lake Wilderness Society

Grant Amount: $15,000

Project Description: Accessible Watershed Education & Recreation for SD71 Students and the Community

Grant Recipient: Denman Island Community Education Society

Grant Amount: $1,500

Project Description: Early Years Literacy Program

Rob Wolfe (CVCF), Erika Bland (Denman Conversancy Association) and Nicole Jeschelnik (Vancouver Foundation)

Grant Recipient: Denman Conservancy Association

Grant Amount: $2,000

Project Description: The Decade of Restoration

Rob Wolfe (CVCF), Christopher Bate (Eureka Support Society) and Nicole Jeschelnik (Vancouver Foundation)

Grant Recipient: Eureka Support Society

Grant Amount: $9,684

Project Description: Reconfiguration! Renovations to Program Space

Valerie Graham (CVCF Fund Holder), Liz Friis (Glacier View Lodge Society) and Colin Sauer (CVCF)

Grant Recipient: Glacier View Lodge Society

Grant Amount: $7,500

Project Description: Using Technology to Reduce Distress in the Elderly

Valerie Graham (CVCF Fund Holder), Joy Jefferies (HIES) and Colin Sauer (CVCF)

Grant Recipient: Hornby Island Educational Society

Grant Amount: $6,370

Project Description: Room to Grow Roof: Community Building Repairs & Maintenance

Valerie Graham (CVCF Fund Holder), Paula Holmes-Rodman (L'Arche Comox Valley), Colin Sauer (CVCF)

Grant Recipient: L'Arche Comox Valley

Grant Amount: $10,000

Project Description: I Belong Centre Programming

Valerie Graham (CVCF Fund Holder), Maurita Prato and James McKerricher (LUSH Valley) and Colin Sauer (CVCF)

Grant Recipient: LUSH Valley Food Action Society

Grant Amount: $8,000

Project Description: Fostering the Comox Valley Community Orchard

Valerie Graham (CVCF Fund Holder), Lucilla Girotto and Jim Brennan (MISA) and Colin Sauer (CVCF)

Grant Recipient: Multicultural & Immigrant Services Association of North Vancouver Island

Grant Amount: $6,240

Project Description: Canadian Newcomer Workplace Culture Training

Bent Harder (CVCF Fund Holder), Rosanne Gerritsen (Nova Voce) and Aniel Datoo (CVCF)

Grant Recipient: Nova Voce Choral Society

Grant Amount: $3,100

Project Description: Purchase of Choral Music for Comox Valley Children’s Choir

Bent Harder (CVCF Fund Holder), Susan Camilleri (The Canadian Red Cross Society) and Aniel Datoo (CVCF)

Grant Recipient: The Canadian Red Cross Society

Grant Amount: $10,000

Project Description: No More Breakdowns: A New Hubscrub for the Comox Valley Health Equipment Loan Program

Bent Harder (CVCF Fund Holder), Hilary Doucette (CVTRS) and Aniel Datoo (CVCF)

Grant Recipient: Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society

Grant Amount: $8,826.91

Project Description: Trail Blazers Therapeutic Riding Program

Marianne Muir (CVCF Fund Holder), Angie Prescott (John Howard Society) and Aniel Datoo (CVCF)

Grant Recipient: The John Howard Society of North Island

Grant Amount: $20,000

Project Description: The Station Youth Housing Heating System Upgrade The Station Youth Housing Heating System Upgrade

Marianne Muir (CVCF Fund Holder), Charlene Davis (The Rotary Club of Comox) and Aniel Datoo (CVCF)

Grant Recipient: The Rotary Club of Comox

Grant Amount: $20,000

Project Description: WeCan Shelter

Marianne Muir (CVCF Fund Holder), Brent Hobden (Salvation Army) and Aniel Datoo (CVCF)

Grant Recipient: The Salvation Army Comox Valley Ministries

Grant Amount: $13,440

Project Description: Clinical Counselling Services for Mental Health & Addictions 

Marianne Muir (CVCF Fund Holder), Joanne Wiens and Laura O'Brien (TRRS) and Aniel Datoo (CVCF)

Grant Recipient: Tsolum River Restoration Society

Grant Amount: $2,125

Project Description: Fish Population Assessment Studies in the Tsolum River

 

Matt Beckett (CVCF President), Kat Hawksby and Deborah Kozlick (UIWONA) and Trish McPhail (CVCF Grants Committee)

Grant Recipient: Upper Island Women of Native Ancestry Society

Grant Amount: $18,565.49

Project Description: Nine Moons Indigenous Prenatal Program

Matt Beckett (CVCF President), Kelly Kostuik (VISAS) and Trish McPhail (CVCF Grants Committee)

Grant Recipient: Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snow Sports

Grant Amount: $15,000

Project Description: Equipment Enhancement

Matt Beckett (CVCF President), Rob Crowston, Meesh QX and Roger Kishi (Wachiay) and Trish McPhail (CVCF Grants Committee)

Grant Recipient: Wachiay Friendship Centre Society

Grant Amount: $8,962

Project Description: Gender Non-Binary: An Educational Video Series for Community Allies of Gender-Diverse Youth

Matt Beckett (CVCF President), Kelly Barnie (YANA) and Trish McPhail (CVCF Grants Committee)

Grant Recipient: YANA Comox Valley

Grant Amount: $14,470.38

Project Description: YANA Apartment Flooring & Furniture Upgrades

CVCF and Rotary Club of Courtenay Foundation Grants

Craig Rennison, Lynn Gray and Barb Cameron (Rotary Club of Courtenay), Andrea Cupelli (Coalition to End Homelessness) and Matt Beckett (CVCF President)

Grant Recipient: Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness

Grant Amount: $15,000

Project Description: Connect Drop-in Program: Peer Facilitation & Speakers Bureau

Craig Rennison, Lynn Gray and Barb Cameron (Rotary Club of Courtenay), Shawn Thir and Catherine Mason (Courtenay Elementary School) and Matt Beckett (CVCF President)

Grant Recipient: Courtenay Elementary School

Grant Amount: $10,000

Project Description: Kitchen Confidential Upgrade

CVCF and Hornby Island Community Fund Grants

Karen Ross (Hornby Island Community Fund Society), David Wiseman (Conservancy Hornby Island), Gen McNamee (CVCF Grants Committee) and Colin Sauer (CVCF)

Grant Recipient: Conservancy Hornby Island

Grant Amount: $9,000

Project Description: Beulah Creek Salmon Restoration Project

Grant Recipient: Hornby Island Arts Council

Grant Amount: $1,500

Project Description: Hornby Island Arts Centre: Planning & Pre-Construction Phase

Hornby Island

Festival Society

Grant Recipient: Hornby Island Festival Society

Grant Amount: $2,800

Project Description: Art in Unusual Places – Addressing barriers to attendance in a festive way!

Karen Ross (Hornby Island Community Fund Society), Annie Fearman and Mathona Thompson (Hornby Island Daycare Society), Gen McNamee (CVCF Grants Committee) and Colin Sauer (CVCF)

Grant Recipient: Hornby Island Daycare Society

Grant Amount: $3,000

Project Description: Refurbishment of Outdoor Play Area

Hornby Island

Farmland Trust Society

 

Grant Recipient: Hornby Island Farmland Trust Society

Grant Amount: $5,000

Project Description: All-Weather Road & Water Well

 

Grant Recipient: Hornby Island Housing Society

Grant Amount: $1,000

Project Description: Dehumidifiers for Seniors Village

Karen Ross (Hornby Island Community Fund Society), Tina Wai (Hornby Island Natural History Centre), Gen McNamee (CVCF Grants Committee) and Colin Sauer (CVCF)

Grant Recipient: Hornby Island Natural History Centre

Grant Amount: $1,350

Project Description: Birds and Books: Displaying a Hornby Island Natural Exhibit in School Library

Karen Ross (Hornby Island Community Fund Society), David Wiseman (Hornby Island Residents' and Ratepayers' Association), Gen McNamee (CVCF Grants Committee) and Colin Sauer (CVCF)

Grant Recipient: Hornby Island Residents’ and Ratepayers’ Association

Grant Amount: $ 2,900

Project Description: Emergency Preparedness Supplies and Training

Hornby Island

Quilters

Grant Recipient: Hornby Island Quilters

Grant Amount: $1,000

Project Description: Equipment Storage

Grant Recipient: The Hornby Spark Society

Grant Amount: $3,000

Project Description: Hornby Spark Children Inclusion Project

Grant Recipient: Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre

Grant Amount: $1,000

Project Details: Wetland Water Treatment and Water Use Facilities Upgrades