The Real Estate Foundation of BC and Vancouver Foundation have released the results of a public opinion study on attitudes toward agriculture and food in BC.
Flooding near Sicamous BC in June 2012 affected local people, homes, businesses and infrastructure. (Photo (edited): Emergency Info BC on Flickr)
In recent years, BC has witnessed flooding events in locations as diverse as Bella Coola, Duncan, Stewart and Pine Pass. Most flood hazard maps, and maps produced under the federal-provincial Floodplain Mapping Program, were produced in 2004 or earlier and have not been maintained or updated.
Cynthia McCreery, Operations Director at Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition, with Leanne Sexsmith and Kelly Lerigny at the Storytellers Foundation solar demonstration site in Hazelton, a project was funded by the Real Estate Foundation.
This summer, Grants Manager Leanne Sexsmith joined CEO Jack Wong and board member Kelly Lerigny for a few days of being "on the ground" with non-profits and governments in BC's Northwest.
Atira Women's Resource Society built Imouto, a non-profit housing development created from shipping containers, in Vancouver's downtown eastside. (Photo: Atira)
Findings from a joint Real Estate Foundation of BC and BC Housing project profiling research on alternative sources of capital were featured at an international conference in September. The reports are available here.
The awards will be presented at the Land Awards Gala on October 17, 2014 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver. Tickets are on sale now.
The Real Estate Foundation of BC is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 Land Awards.
We are pleased to announce that Gary Runka is the 2014 Land Champion award recipient. Mr. Runka was an influential, well-respected professional who worked with groups from every sector to facilitate solid land use planning and natural resource management decisions over the course of five decades.
In June, our staff and board travelled to the East Kootenays to learn about local projects and connect with communities in the region.
Our board and grants meetings were held in Fairmont Hot Springs in June. The Board of Governors is pictured here overlooking the Columbia Valley Wetlands (L-R: Scott Ullrich, Anna Warwick Sears, Kelly Lerigny, Gerry Martin, Jim Rempel).
The Real Estate Foundation's Board of Governors approved 13 grants at the June grants meeting, totalling $1,357,999.