The City of Campbell River’s interactive Food Map promotes the growing, sale, production and consumption of local food products.

May 05, 2014

Guest Blog: The Campbell River Food Map Is Connecting Communities

The City of Campbell River’s Food Map was launched in April 2014 and features hundreds of local products from a wide selection of restaurants, farms and retailers. The Food Map is an interactive online local food directory that helps to promote the growing, sale, production and consumption of local food products.

Apr 28, 2014

Notice: Changes to Grant Deadlines

Due to a high volume of grant applications received, we will no longer be accepting grant applications for the previously published June deadline.

BC Water Funders in Duncan (Photo: REFBC)

The Real Estate Foundation is part of the BC Water Funders group, which gathered informally for its first meeting of the year at the Watersheds 2014 forum in Duncan.

Apr 15, 2014

2013 Annual Report and Video

Last year was significant for the Real Estate Foundation of BC. Actually, every year is significant when we are able to support land use and real estate related initiatives that make a difference for BC communities. However, 2013 was the year that we...

Apr 11, 2014

April Grants Approved

Our board and staff travelled to Chilliwack for the April meetings.

Apr 11, 2014

April Grants Approved

The Real Estate Foundation's Board of Governors approved 16 grants at the April grants meeting, totalling $510,915, including $332,179 for Real Estate Industry Grants.

Anna Warwick Sears, PhD, is the Foundation's newest governor.

Apr 09, 2014

Welcome, Anna Warwick Sears, to the Real Estate Foundation Board of Governors

Dr. Anna Warwick Sears, Executive Director of the Okanagan Basin Water Board, was appointed to the Foundation on April 3, 2014 by BC's Minister of Finance.

Our AGM, board and grants meetings were held in Chilliwack on April 3 & 4. Pictured: Real Estate Foundation staff and governors and the team from the WaterWealth Project, who took us on a tour of the local watershed.

Apr 08, 2014

Ullrich and Martin Lead Real Estate Foundation Board

Scott Ullrich was elected Foundation Chair and Gerry Martin was elected Vice-Chair at the annual general meeting in Chilliwack on April 4, 2014.

As Foundation Chair, Eileen Smith spoke at a UBC Indigenous Planning Initiative event in November 2011. (Photo: University of BC)

Mar 19, 2014

Remembering Eileen Smith

It is with sadness that we announce the March 18th passing of Eileen Smith, former Real Estate Foundation governor.

Shawnigan watershed group (Photo: Shawnigan Basin Society)

Members of the Shawnigan Watershed Roundtable and Shawnigan Basin Society and UBC School of Community and Regional Planning students tour Elkington Forest, a sustainable development model located in the watershed. (Photo: Shawnigan Basin Society)

Mar 17, 2014

Guest Blog: Moving Ahead in the Shawnigan Basin

There is a quiet evolution of local civic action that is putting the Shawnigan Basin on the map. As a complex landscape of private and public interests, it is administered by many government agencies that do not work systematically together.

Shawnigan Lake. (Photo: Shawnigan Basin Society)

Mar 11, 2014

Canada Water Week: Why Water Matters

March 17-23 is Canada Water Week. Freshwater sustainability is making choices that protect freshwater resources now and in the future. At the Real Estate Foundation, we believe that a safe and abundant supply of fresh water is integral to healthy communities.

Lake Windermere, BC (Photo: Kalista Pruden)

Lake Windermere is actually a shallow widening of the Columbia River. (Photo: Kalista Pruden)

Mar 04, 2014

Guest Blog: Ambassadors Work toward Watershed-Scale Governance

The Lake Windermere Ambassadors are a diverse group of citizens who direct lake water quality monitoring and conduct water education and stewardship programs for Lake Windermere in BC's Kootenay region. Since 2010, we have been working to find better ways to steward the lake and its watershed by identifying an appropriate form of watershed governance.