young agrarians
Sep 11, 2013

CEO Blog: Land Access Guide for Young Agrarians

In 2012 a new group called the Young Agrarians started up in partnership with the Vancouver-based non-profit organization, FarmFolk CityFolk.

Watershed model (Photo: Wildsight)
Aug 22, 2013

Building Knowledge and Capacity in the BC Water Movement

British Columbia is home to nearly 450 environmental groups, over half of which are working on freshwater protection. These NGOs comprise a movement diverse in geography and approach.

Aug 16, 2013

Who Are BC's Water Leaders?

Freshwater sustainability is one of our core focus areas at the Real Estate Foundation of BC. That’s why we joined with the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance at the University of Victoria to publish a new reporton the state of the water movement in BC. This post looks at the people and organizations that make up BC's water community.

Aug 12, 2013

Spotlight on First Nations Housing

Ecotrust Canada's Green and Culturally Appropriate Building Design project is the subject of the third video in the Real Estate Foundation's Project Spotlight Series.

Jul 17, 2013

CEO Blog: State of the Water Movement in BC

Imagine a day without water. A day when you didn't eat or drink anything that was produced with water, wash or use plumbing of any kind.

Jul 12, 2013

Vancouver Island Trip

Jul 12, 2013

Vancouver Island Trip

The Real Estate Foundation Board of Governors meets quarterly to review and approve grants, and hold board meetings. Each summer we take these meetings on the road – to visit a different area of the province, meet with people and experience first-hand some of the work we have funded.

Jun 28, 2013

June Grants Approved

Summerland Ornamental Gardens
Jun 28, 2013

June Grants Approved

The Real Estate Foundation approved a total of 15 grants totalling $714,640 at the June 2013 meeting. The projects are listed below in alphabetical order.

Okanagan vineyards (Photo:
Jun 13, 2013

Announcing 2013 Land Awards Keynote

The Real Estate Foundation is pleased to announce the keynote presentation for this year's gala, "Complex Choices for a Sustainable Future: Connecting Business, Land and Community in the Okanagan." Speaker: Tony Stewart, CEO, Quails' Gate Winery

Apr 12, 2013

April Grants Approved

UBC Farm, Jan 2013
Apr 12, 2013

April Grants Approved

The Real Estate Foundation approved a total of 29 grants totalling $1,135,074 at the April 2013 meeting. This includes $375,000 for seven Real Estate Industry Grants. The projects are listed in alphabetical order, by recipient organization.

Columbia River wetlands (Photo: Leanne Sexsmith)
Feb 19, 2013

Open Letter on a New BC Water Act

This letter was sent to the BC Premier, the Honourable Christy Clark, and Minister of the Environment, the Honourable Dr. Terry Lake.