Courtenay soup kitchen floor receives facelift

Courtenay soup kitchen floor receives facelift

Courtenay soup kitchen floor receives facelift Comox Valley Community Foundation grant pays for renos to Fellowship Hall This article was originally posted by the Comox Valley Record, Sun Sep 10th, 2017 St. George’s United Church has a new floor in its Fellowship Hall, the home of the Sonshine Lunch Club daily soup kitchen. Thanks to…


New community legacy fund established for the Comox Valley

Comox Valley Community Foundation has announced the establishment of a new community legacy fund by First Credit Union for the Comox Valley. The First Credit Union Fund forms part of the foundation’s permanently endowed Community Fund, through which it supports charities with annual grants to enrich the quality of life of the Comox Valley. “At…


26 local groups receive grants from Comox Valley Community Foundation

Originally posted on the Comox Valley Record website. The Comox Valley Community Foundation will be handing out $316,300 to local community-based organizations this year. The annual Community Enrichment Awards ceremony was held last week and the foundation, which was established in 1996, awarded over $129,000 in community enrichment grants to 26 local organizations. The recipients…


Community enrichment awards celebrate another record

Originally posted on the Comox Valley Record website. This year the Comox Valley Community Foundation will award $316,300 to local charities and students. The majority of the grants will be awarded during the Foundation’s annual Community Enrichment Awards on Thursday, January 19. This year 21 local charities will receive $114,900. In addition, for Canada’s 150th…


CV Community Foundation offering grants to non-profits for professional training

Originally posted on the Comox Valley Record, January 18, 2017 The Comox Valley Community Foundation announced this week the opening of the Professional Development Grant opportunity for registered charitable organizations in the Comox Valley. For the second year, the Comox Valley Community Foundation has dedicated $10,000 to support professional development initiatives.  Successful applicants will be…


Philanthropy: Foundations work as conduits

As seen on the Comox Valley Record website, by Terry Farrell There are three major foundations in the Comox Valley; the Comox Valley Community Foundation, the North Island College Foundation, and the Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation. As fundraising conduits for their respective target areas – the community, the college, and the hospital – all three…


Volunteering: ‘Somebody should do something about that’

Originally posted on the Comox Valley Record website. One of Norm Carruthers’ favourite quotes is by actress/comedian Lily Tomlin. “She has this saying that goes: ‘Somebody should do something about that. Then I realized I am somebody.’ The contributions in our community create an environment in which we live, work and play.” Carruthers has been…


Comox Valley get its ‘vital signs’ taken

As seen on the Comox Valley Echo website, by Spencer Anderson. The first-ever Vital Signs report for the Comox Valley was released this week, offering residents a data-focused portrait of the community. The report, the result of a partnership between several community organizations, compiles federal provincial and local data on the region, touching on health,…


Vital Signs survey results to be released in October

Originally featured on the Comox Valley Record. One in three Valley residents — especially those living in Cumberland — have a strong sense of belonging, according to a Comox Valley Community Foundation survey. In the first-ever Vital Signs online quality of life survey, respondents rated their sense of belonging on a scale from zero to…


CV Social Planning Society AGM

This article was originally featured in the Comox Valley Record. See the original article, or click the image below. The Comox Valley Social Planning Society will be holding its (20th Anniversary of Incorporation) 2016 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 7, at noon in the Courtenay Library Meeting Room. Guest speaker, Jody MacDonald, United Way…