December Grants Approved

REFBC staff and board visit UBC Farm in 2013. (Photo: Celina Owen)

The Real Estate Foundation's Board of Governors approved 11 grants at the December grants meeting, totalling $1,441,838. This list is ordered alphabetically, by recipient organization.

Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm To support UBC Farm's capacity to deliver research and education to advance sustainable agricultural land use policies and practices. $1,000,000

Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria To develop a how-to guide on seniors co-housing development and other options for affordable community living for seniors. $45,000

Comox Valley Land Trust For education and research to support ongoing implementation of a regional conservation strategy for the Comox Valley. $105,000

Georgia Strait Alliance To develop a comprehensive action plan balancing uses of Vancouver's shoreline for sustainable waterfront-related policies and practices. $15,000

Regional District of Central Kootenay To support a Cultural Values and Use Study which will inventory sites of cultural use and integrate into the existing plans and guidelines. $15,000

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen To coordinate and deliver environmental conservation and sustainable land use planning for the South Okanagan-Similkameen region. $75,000

Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition To support a visioning and strategic framework workshop in regards to the Skeena Watershed Ecosystem Valuation project. $16,800

Tides Canada Initiatives Society To support Clean Energy Canada research on the costs of congestion in Metro Vancouver under different land use and transportation planning scenarios. $40,000

University of Northern British Columbia To create a web-based, geospatial tool to foster information exchange and guide land and water decision-making in the Nechako River Basin. $60,588

Waterlution For the Aboriginal Youth Water Leaders project, focused on developing leadership capacity and local knowledge through a series of workshops. $29,450

West Coast Environmental Law To identify and develop processes for regional collaboration in ecosystem protection and climate change resilience in the Lower Mainland. $40,000