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Metrotown, Burnaby, BC. (Photo: PictureBC)

Oct 21, 2016

REFBC’s Submission for the National Housing Strategy

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.

Bulkely River in BC

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)

Sep 29, 2016

September Grants Push REFBC to the $75 Million Mark

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.

Sep 21, 2016

Welcome Noemi!

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The REFBC office is located in the Marine Building (355 Burrard St.), in Vancouver, BC.

Sep 21, 2016

Welcome Noemi!

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.

land awards finalists announced

The 2016 Land Awards will be presented at the Land Awards Gala on Oct. 21, 2016.

Sep 15, 2016

Land Awards Finalists Announced - Deborah Curran Named 2016 Land Champion

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.

Aug 29, 2016

On the Road Again

Lake Okanagan

Lake Okanagan, BC.

Aug 29, 2016

On the Road Again

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. 

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Photo: 2014 Land Awards Gala

Aug 26, 2016

Celebrate with us! 2016 Land Awards Gala

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. 

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View Royal, BC. Credit: PictureBC.

Jun 24, 2016

REFBC Board Approves More Than $500,000 in New Grants

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.

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Finding Common Ground 2016 Summit.

Jun 16, 2016

Turning Priorities into Actions: Strengthening BC’s Local Food Systems

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.

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May 17, 2016

Call for Nominations - 2016 Land Awards

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.

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Apr 29, 2016

Learning from Vermont Farm to Plate: Webinar Wrap-Up

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.

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