At least $13 billion of additional investment is need to renew and replace water and wastewater infrastructure. This does not include investment required for upgrades to address resilience for seismic or storm events. Photo: Flickr

Apr 09, 2015

Are Our Water Systems At Risk?

A new report from the BC Water & Waste Association explores the state of our water, sewer and storm water systems in the face of aging infrastructure, growth, strengthened regulations, seismic risk, and climate change, and the capacity of local governments to maintain and renew water and wastewater infrastructure.

One of our 2014 grants supported the planning and development of the CommUnity Innovation Lab, held in Kamloops.

Apr 07, 2015

Annual Report Now Available

2014 was another big year for the Real Estate Foundation. Read our Annual Report!

Kelly Lerigny of Chilliwack will serve her third term as Chair of the Real Estate Foundation.

Apr 02, 2015

Lerigny and Warwick Sears lead Foundation board of Governors

We are pleased to annouce the appointment of Governors Kelly Lerigny and Anna Warwick Sears to the positions of Chair and Vice-chair, respectively.

Mar 26, 2015

Seven Things You May Not Know About the Real Estate Foundation of BC

Maybe you have heard of the Foundation. Or perhaps you already knew a little about it, but still had questions. We can help! Here are seven things you may not know about the Real Estate Foundation of BC:

Gourds at McMillan Farm, Kelowna. Photo: Flickr

Mar 13, 2015

Webinar: Findings from the Regional Food Dialogues

We are hosting a webinar to present the findings from the Regional Food Dialogues and recent report, Local Food Futures for British Columbia. Space is limited so please register!

kelowna orchard
Mar 06, 2015

New Report: The Future of Local Food in BC

A report released today by the Real Estate Foundation of BC found that local food leaders express a strong desire for a regional vision for a food system that includes mentorship of new farmers, farmland protection and improved access to local food.

Grants Manager Hedy Rubin visited Haida Gwaii in January with the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning. Photo Credit: Malcolm Maclean

Feb 13, 2015

Staff Blog: Journey to Haida Gwaii

Grants Manager Hedy Rubin recently visited Haida Gwaii with a group from the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning. Read more about her experience.

REFBC staff and board visit UBC Farm.

Jan 28, 2015

Announcing $1 million investment in UBC Farm

The Real Estate Foundation is pleased to announce a $1 million grant in support of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm.

Photo: Picture BC

Jan 14, 2015

Land Linking: Connecting a New Generation of Farmers to Farmland

To address challenges of land access for beginning farmers, the Young Agrarians are hosting workshops across the province to encourage and facilitate dialogue between land owners and new farmers. Register for a workshop near you!

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

Dec 17, 2014

December Grants Approved

The Real Estate Foundation's Board of Governors approved 11 grants at the December grants meeting, totalling $1,441,838.