This week, REFBC shared comments and recommendations for the Federal government’s National Housing Strategy. REFBC’s submission included feedback from grantees and project partners, as well as insights gleaned from our recent research on the built environment.
With the addition of $1.1 million approved this fall, the Real Estate Foundation of BC has granted out more than $75 million to support land use projects in BC communities. (Photo: Bulkely River, BC / Hedy Rubin)
The Real Estate Foundation of BC’s Board of Governors approved 13 grants at the Foundation’s September 2016 grants meeting, totaling $1,111,300. To date, REFBC has awarded more than $75 million in grants to support sustainable land use projects in communities across BC.
The Foundation is pleased to welcome Noémi Pomerleau, who will be covering the Administrative Coordinator role while Kimiko Johanson is on maternity leave. While at REFBC, Noémi will be supporting both the staff team and the Board of Governors.
The Real Estate Foundation of BC has named Deborah Curran, an environmental lawyer and educator, the 2016 Land Champion. REFBC is also announcing the finalists for the 2016 Land Awards, which are given in three categories: private sector, public sector and non-profit sector.
Each summer, REFBC staff and board members visit communities across British Columbia to get an up-close look at the projects we’ve funded. Our "road trips" give us an opportunity to get out of the Lower Mainland and learn more about what’s happening in communities across the province.
Passionate about sustainability, land use, agriculture, water, real estate, and communities? Join us for the 2016 Land Awards Gala, an event that celebrates big ideas and bold leaders in sustainable land use. The 2016 Land Awards Gala will take place on Oct. 21, 2016 at the Rocky Mountaineer Station in Vancouver, BC.
View Royal, BC. Credit: PictureBC.
The Real Estate Foundation of BC’s Board of Governors approved 12 grants at the Foundation’s June 2016 grants meeting, totaling $567,675. To date, REFBC has awarded more than $74 million in grants to support sustainable land use projects in communities across BC.
In May 2016, 59 participants from all parts of BC’s agrifood sector gathered for the Finding Common Ground 2016 Summit, hosted by REFBC and the Sustainable Food Systems Working Group (SFSWG) in Vancouver. At the two-day Summit, participants shared their knowledge and created action plans around three focus areas.
Every two years, the Real Estate Foundation of BC presents the Land Awards, which recognize bright ideas and energetic leaders in sustainable land use. The submission deadline for the 2016 Land Awards is midnight, May 30, 2016.
Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's Sustainable Food Systems Working Group webinar, Learning from Vermont Farm to Plate, featuring a presentation from Erica Campbell, Farm to Plate Network Director at the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund. The slides and recording are now available.