Funded Projects

Our grants help to fund projects that advance sustainable land use and real estate attitudes and practices. This page lists grants made from 2009 to present. To learn more about funding, visit our grant program page.

  • Sustainable Food Systems
  • Freshwater Sustainability
  • Built Environment
  • Real Estate
  • Sustainable Land Use
2017
$10,640

BC Northern Real Estate Board

to cover costs for instructors to facilitate Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses in remote locations.

2017
$70,000

BC Society of Landscape Architects

for regulations, guidelines and resources on invasive species management, disclosure and liability for real estate and development.

2017
$31,500

BC Tomorrow

for an interactive education tool to help students, teachers and residents understand the historic and future impacts of land use decisions and explore options for balancing human and ecological needs.

2017
$72,500

Canada Green Building Council

for benchmarks, training materials and policy recommendations to accelerate energy-efficiency retrofits of large buildings.

2017
$70,000

Canadian Centre for Investigative Journalism

For multimedia journalism on First Nations rights and title, which will help build public understanding of Indigenous interests in land use and land use decision-making.

2017
$40,000

City of Kelowna

to pilot a new "target-based" approach to area planning that will guide development and growth towards urban infill and containment while meeting community goals for healthy, vibrant, livable urban centres.

2017
$105,000

City of Richmond

To develop a building energy benchmarking program that includes sample bylaws, training materials and reporting templates.

2017
$4,212

Community Connections (Revelstoke) Society

To increase farmland access through training, land-linking, networking and community planning.

2017
$20,000

Community Energy Association

For a program to increase home energy efficiency knowledge amongst East Kootenay buyers, REALTORSÆ, builders and local government staff.

2017
$20,000

Fraser Basin Council

to establish a BC-based, Salmon-Safe assessment team and expand implementation of Salmon-Safe best practices across urban areas.

2017
$117,000

Fraser Basin Council

for integrating environmental values into flood mitigation strategies for the Lower Mainland

2017
$50,000

Gathering Voices Society

to develop a First Nations Ecosystem Management Network (FN-ECONET) project, including an online library, pilot projects and a mentor bank.

2017
$4,000

Kootenay Real Estate Board

to cover costs for instructors to facilitate Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses in remote locations.

2017
$27,390

Passive House Canada/Maison Passive Canada

for education and outreach on Passive House building design approaches and standards in Indigenous and Northern communities.

2017
$900,000

Pembina Institute

To develop, advance and implement a suite of evidence-based climate action policies and programs in BC.

2017
$30,000

Raincoast Conservation Foundation

to foster cross-sector collaboration and engage Lower Mainland decision makers in habitat mapping, flood management planning and riparian conservation.

2017
$250,000

Real Estate Council of BC

to develop and launch an accessible consumer education campaign on real estate processes, consumer protections and the role of real estate professionals.

2017
$11,250

Real Estate Institute Of BC (REIBC)

for a review of policies from around the world on non-resident property ownership of commercial and industrial land.

2017
$18,875

Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition

For collaboration between residents, community groups and First Nations to develop a revitalization strategy for the Skeena watershed.

2017
$7,500

Skidegate Band

To use video and web tools to share their Comprehensive Community Plan with community members and other Nations.

2017
$30,000

Small Housing BC

For outreach - including zoning and regulation recommendations - to increase the uptake of smaller housing forms in BC communities.

2017
$20,000

Strathcona Business Improvement Associaton

to develop a comprehensive plan that integrates transportation in the Strathcona BIA with business interests and municipal/regional plans.

2017
$35,000

Tahltan Band Council

To support a Land Code Working Group in developing, reviewing and sharing a community-created Land Code.

2017
$500,000

UBC School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP)

to scale up enrollment and geographic reach of the Indigenous Community Planning program.

2017
$49,200

Vancouver Museum Society

for work with the Happy City Lab to compile design guidelines and create a developer manual on features that enhance social wellbeing in multifamily buildings.

2017
$33,512

Victoria Real Estate Board

for a community renovation program that assists Victoria non-profits with infrastructure renewal challenges.

2017
$120,000

West Coast Environmental Law Association

For a collaborative governance model to implement coastal and flood protection programs for communities along the Salish Sea coastline.

2016
$105,000

Aboriginal Housing Management Association

To design, develop, pilot and launch a housing portfolio planning tool to support off-reserve Aboriginal non-profit housing providers.

2016
$20,000

Affordable Housing Education Awareness and Development (AHEAD)

To assist with the 2017 Metro Vancouver Homeless Count, and to improve the reliability and relevance of the findings.

2016
$15,000

Affordable Housing Education Awareness and Development (AHEAD)

For a study on various policy tools that can be used to preserve and expand affordable housing along transit oriented development areas.

2016
$12,500

BC Association of the Appraisal Institute of Canada

For a one-day workshop to bring together AIC professionals and First Nations leaders transitioning to self-government of their lands.

2016
$120,000

BC Cycling Coalition

For a provincial active transportation strategy and leadership council that will work to address barriers (particularly in rural communities) to walking and cycling for daily trips.

2016
$17,350

BC Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development (MCSCD)

For training on a new Community Infrastructure Decision Support Tool, which compares long term infrastructure costs of land use scenarios.

2016
$6,050

BC Northern Real Estate Board

For Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses in remote locations.

2016
$150,000

BC Real Estate Association (BCREA)

For member communications about the possibility and value of a new structure for organized real estate (ORE) in BC.

2016
$25,000

Canada Green Building Council

For developing a national framework for municipalities and provinces on energy benchmarking, reporting and disclosure.

2016
$50,000

Capital Regional District

For a region-wide project to increase the use of active transportation, including walking, cycling, using a wheelchair, or skateboarding.

2016
$225,000

City of Vancouver

For a centre of excellence that connects developers, designers and builders to share knowledge and practices for developing zero-emissions buildings.

2016
$40,000

Community Futures of Central Kootenay

To create a Regional Food Policy Council in the Regional District to develop and implement a coordinated regional food systems strategy.

2016
$150,000

Comox Valley Land Trust

For a "tool box" of four initiatives - conservation incentives, regulatory tools, watershed protection, and green asset management - to address gaps in land use planning in the Comox Valley.

2016
$20,000

Cowichan Social Planning Society

For community asset mapping to engage citizens in identifying assets, skills and knowledge, and exploring climate change adaptation.

2016
$100,000

David Suzuki Foundation

To increase public awareness of and build capacity for First Nations working towards indigenous stewardship of traditional territories.

2016
$20,000

District of Fort St. James

For a housing action plan guided by sustainable land use principles and the needs of people in Fort St. James and NakIazdli First Nation.

2016
$130,000

Fair Mining Collaborative

To design and deliver training for industry, government, and First Nations communities on collaboration strategies and fair mining practices, and for a legal review of the Mineral Tenure Act.

2016
$106,000

Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society

To launch Cultivating the School Food System, an initiative that trains and supports young farmers by using public land.

2016
$30,000

Georgia Strait Alliance

To produce and disseminate a State of the Waterfront Report.

2016
$27,450

Green Bricks Education Society

For delivery of a workshop on water and the built environment to Grade 4 students in the Lower Mainland, Abbotsford/Mission and the Okanagan.

2016
$34,850

Lil'wat Nation

To develop a framework and pilot project that allows landowners to accept payments for protecting ecosystem services that support food security for the Li_lwat Nation. _

2016
$47,500

Mitacs Inc.

To develop a web-based mapping tool and a standardized submission process to enable First Nations communities to manage, review, and respond to referrals to develop natural resources.

2016
$50,000

Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council

To develop and publish a community-based Land Use Planning (LUP) Handbook to support First Nations land governance and planning.

2016
$70,000

New Market Funds Society

To launch a social purpose real estate development model that supports re-development and renewal of non-profit affordable rental housing in BC and Canada.

2016
$21,000

Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV)

To develop seven new courses to provide professional education opportunities for REALTORS.

2016
$50,000

Selkirk College

For the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute to work with local governments, using the State of Climate Adaptation and Resilience in the Basin tool, to measure progress in adapting to climate change.

2016
$75,000

Small Housing BC

To support the uptake of compact housing forms in BC communities through a pilot project with the City of Surrey and outreach to municipalities on "gentle density"

2016
$50,000

Squamish CAN

To implement the Squamish Food Charter through a Squamish Food Policy Council with membership from local governments, First Nations, and provincial authorities.

2016
$150,000

Sustainable Prosperity

For a program helping municipalities to conserve and enhance the natural capital that supports civic services (water use, flood protection).

2016
$92,700

Tahltan Central Government

To support land use planning - including community consultation, mapping, and data review - for the Tahltan traditional territory.

2016
$150,000

Thompson Rivers University Foundation

For a Research Chair in Ecosystem Reclamation (CER) to lead research with the mining industry, regulators, First Nations and government.

2016
$150,000

Tides Canada Initiatives Society

For the BC Food Systems Network to lead a collective impact initiative, building on recommendations from the Sustainable Food System Working Group, to advance local food systems in BC.

2016
$50,000

Tyee Solutions Society

To explore solutions for and fund public-interest journalism on local, regional and national housing issues.

2016
$140,000

UBC Health and Community Design Lab

To work with land use decision-makers on research into the effect transportation investments, development decisions and walkable built environments have on health outcomes.

2016
$105,100

UFV Agriburban Research Centre and Agriculture Centre of Excellence

To build a shared database of best practices and maps of suitable areas for growing innovative crops.

2016
$149,532

University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)

To develop a monitoring and assessment tool for measuring environmental, social, and health impacts of resource development in northern BC.

2016
$168,734

University of Victoria (UVic)

For mapping water laws of three Indigenous communities and drawing parallels between Indigenous practices and licensed water use/behavior.

2016
$40,000

Vancouver Farmers Markets

To develop Vancouver Farmers Market Direct, a virtual farmers' market and food delivery service for commercial buyers, as a model for institutional procurement from local food producers.

2016
$20,000

Vancouver Island Real Estate Board

To train REALTORS on residential energy efficiency and home energy labelling, and their role in helping consumers buy and sell homes.

2016
$60,000

West Coast Environmental Law Association

For development of coastal green infrastructure approaches for two Metro Vancouver communities vulnerable to sea level rise.

2016
$51,950

West Kootenay EcoSociety

To build public support and educate decision-makers to transition a municipality to sustainable infrastructure, energy efficiency and 100% renewable energy by 2050.

2016
$22,500

Whistler Centre for Sustainability

To establish a food systems task force to develop and implement an action plan on local food in the Squamish-Lillooet region, integrating with current regional planning initiatives where possible.

2015
$7,950

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District

To research and develop policies for sourcing, monitoring and managing water supply to support agriculture and local food production.

2015
$91,300

Allan Brooks Nature Centre Society

For the Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program to coordinate conservation, stewardship and land-use planning initiatives.

2015
$19,700

BC Cycling Coalition

For a grassroots initiative that engages government, businesses and the public to support complete streets that improve pedestrian experiences.

2015
$5,950

BC Northern Real Estate Board

For speaker costs associated with delivering professional education to real estate board members in 2015.

2015
$65,000

BC Wildlife Federation

To improve the capacity of local governments to conserve wetlands; and support development of a BC-wide Wetland Inventory Standard.

2015
$20,000

Building Owners and Managers Association BC (BOMA)

To develop a pilot for a mass notification system for the commercial real estate industry in the event of a crisis or natural disaster.

2015
$55,000

Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable

To develop a Farmland Trust framework, liaise with local governments, establish a task force and implement two pilot food land trusts.

2015
$40,000

Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, Inc.

To review existing and emerging indigenous watershed initiatives and co-governance arrangements to help watershed planning and governance in BC.

2015
$20,000

City of Courtenay

For a revitalization plan for downtown Courtenay to identify potential regulatory, development incentives and capital project improvements.

2015
$20,000

City of Kelowna

For an update to the Kelowna Agricultural Plan which will include extensive land mapping and consultation with community members.

2015
$80,000

Community Energy Association

For a Community Energy Leadership Program, to build climate and energy knowledge among elected officials and interested sectors.

2015
$20,000

Cowichan Green Community Society

For the Cowichan Incubator Farm Pilot project, to support training and education of new farmers in the region on an urban demonstration site.

2015
$100,000

David Suzuki Foundation

For the development of innovative funding mechanisms to help Lower Mainland municipalities protect and enhance their green spaces.

2015
$16,000

Deer Crossing - The Art Farm Society

For a series of forums to develop regulations that support small farm co-housing developments outside of the ALR on the Sunshine Coast.

2015
$30,000

False Creek South Neighbourhood Association

For research and community meetings on alternative governance models (ie. Community Land Trusts) to preserve and create affordable housing.

PDF icon REPORT • Community Land Trusts: The Solution to Metro Vancouver’s Housing Affordability Crisis?

2015
$45,000

FarmFolk CityFolk Society

For creating a BC working group to research best practices on foodland trusts, implementing pilot projects and documenting lessons learned.

2015
$40,000

FarmFolk CityFolk Society

To hire a coordinator for a pilot land-matching program that will pair young farmers with land owners, extension services and soil screening/analysis.

2015
$20,000

FMC Fair Mining Collaborative Society

To produce an extensive legal and technical document for the public review of the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code.

2015
$50,000

Fort Nelson First Nation

To develop objectives and management options for water use in the territory that maintains traditional use and treaty rights.

2015
$45,000

Fraser Basin Council

To develop a Nechako Watershed Strategy to advance stewardship and ecosystem-based management, and identify priorities for action.

PDF icon Towards a Healthy Nechako: Nechako Watershed Strategy v1

2015
$90,000

Fraser Basin Council

For year 3 of "Smart Planning in Action" - a program that helps rural and First Nation communities understand integrated sustainability planning.

2015
$9,150

Green Bricks Education Society

For Green Bricks to deliver interactive workshops on water and the built environment to 125 grade four classrooms in BC.

2015
$21,372

Heart and Stroke Foundation

To develop workshops for Environmental Health Officers to build knowledge for working with local governments on land use and transportation planning.

2015
$15,000

Italian Cultural Centre Society (Il Centro)

For a zero-waste demonstration model that will take organic waste from community gardens and restaurants and turn it into compost for local use.

2015
$6,250

Kootenay Real Estate Board

For speaker costs associated with delivering professional education to real estate board members in 2015.

2015
$54,740

Kwantlen Polytechnic University Foundation

To create an open database of local food system policies to share with planning staff, food policy tables and community organizations.

2015
$42,000

Lake Windermere Ambassadors Society

To increase public knowledge on watersheds and enhance planning and governance for the Upper Columbia Basin.

2015
$74,000

Meal Exchange

For six pilot university campuses to measure purchases of BC food, with the goal to shift 20% of the food budget to local, sustainable producers.

2015
$263,000

Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council

To support a new First Nations farm school incubator program that includes access to farmland, training and education and a market food hub.

2015
$300,000

Pembina Institute

To support collaborative, multi-sector input and action on development and implementation of BC?s forthcoming Climate Leadership Plan 2.0.

2015
$9,450

Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

For development of the 'Introduction to interpreting Strata Depreciation Reports' and the 'Property Management Issues for REALTORS' courses.

2015
$35,000

Regional District of North Okanagan

For Phase 2 of the Monitoring and Evaluation Program, to develop partnerships for collective actions on inter-regional planning challenges.

2015
$20,000

Rivershed Society of British Columbia

For the Watershed Solutions Project to guide community plans to improve land and water land use practices within the Fraser River Basin.

2015
$20,000

Sierra Club of BC Foundation

For the Youth Environmental Leadership Program, hosting youth-led conservation workshops and leadership training on Vancouver Island.

2015
$300,000

Simon Fraser University Adaptation to Climate Change Team

To build on the Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance Program with focus on the intersection between water, food, energy and biodiversity.

2015
$45,000

Small Housing BC Society

To develop a public engagement model for small housing development, and develop tenure arrangements that support new forms of small house ownership.

2015
$137,500

Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition

To support research, education and piloting of a Community Land Trust to address rural housing issues in southern interior BC.

2015
$20,000

Stewardship Pemberton Society

To create a plan for "Community Agricultural Parks" on local government land, in partnership with the Village of Pemberton.

2015
$5,000

Tides Canada Initiatives Society

For Give Green Canada to support research and development of a new section of the Green Legacies Guide on foodland trusts and related farmland initiatives in BC.

2015
$140,000

Tides Canada Initiatives Society

For Canadian Freshwater Alliance to build public support for freshwater protection in BC and strengthen relationships between stewardship groups and First Nations.

2015
$35,000

Tsleil-Waututh Nation

To engage members of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation community on land use planning, with a focus on land tenure issues on reserve.

2015
$56,000

Tyee Solutions Society

For a journalism and public engagement project to investigate some of Canada's housing challenges including homelessness and affordable housing.

2015
$80,000

University of British Columbia (UBC)

For the next stage of the Community Energy Explorer project, an online resource to help build understanding on community energy planning.

2015
$150,000

Wildsight

For a Citizen Science Series to engage and help communities to collect data and monitor lake, river, wetland and aquifer health.

2015
$44,000

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative Foundation

To engage diverse stakeholders in the development of a Cumulative Effects Assessment of the Murray River Watershed.

2014
$20,000

Allan Brooks Nature Centre Society

For year-one implementation of a regional biodiversity conservation strategy for the north and central Okanagan.

2014
$3,935

BC Northern Real Estate Board

For speaker costs associated with delivering professional education to real estate board members in 2014.

2014
$150,000

BC Real Estate Association

To research trends, challenges and opportunities in REALTOR® practice, to prepare for joint BCREA-real estate board strategic planning.

2014
$20,000

BC Wildlife Federation

to support delivery of six workshops in four regions of BC aimed at wetlands conservation and restoration initiatives.

2014
$20,000

Be The Change Earth Alliance Society

For a hands-on program to educate Surrey, Delta and Burnaby secondary students about human induced soil degradation and loss of arable land.

2014
$70,060

British Columbia Conservation Foundation - Surrey office

To work with south coast local governments to address policy, knowledge and capacity gaps; integrate species at risk into land use planning.

2014
$29,000

Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable

To create a farmland trust framework for BC; establish a local government supported land trust in the Capital Region as a case study.

PDF icon CRFAIR Findings Report | Exploring Farm and Food Lands Access in the CRD: A Local Government Farmland Trust Approach

2014
$1,000,000

Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm

To support UBC Farm's capacity to deliver research and education to advance sustainable agricultural land use policies and practices.

2014
$20,000

City of Nanaimo

For resources and training to help REALTORS promote home energy efficiency improvements and energy labeling to their clients.

2014
$100,000

Community Energy Association

To design and collaboratively implement Community Energy and Emissions Plans with local governments, First Nations and others across BC.

2014
$45,000

Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria

To develop a 'How-to Guide' on seniors co-housing development and other options for affordable community living for seniors.

PDF icon Innovations in Senior Housing: The Complete Guide to Cohousing

PDF icon Senior Cohousing How-To Guide: How to Create New-Build Cohousing

PDF icon Senior Cohousing How-To Guide: How to Create Retrofit Cohousing

PDF icon Innovating Seniors Housing

2014
$105,000

Comox Valley Land Trust

For education and research to support ongoing implementation of a regional conservation strategy for the Comox Valley.

2014
$26,000

Comox Valley Project Watershed Society

For the next phase of the K'-moks Estuary Interactive Map; add information and videos to illustrate change over time and current issues.

2014
$8,986

Cowichan Social Planning Society

To develop a business case to demonstrate the viability, benefits and limitations of an Affordability Trust Fund in the Cowichan Valley.

2014
$32,538

Delta Farmers' Institute

For a series of education events in Delta that build understanding of local agriculture and climate change issues.

2014
$40,000

Elk River Alliance

For a coordinated plan to educate the community, reduce the impact of flooding, and prepare for future floods in BC's Elk River watershed.

2014
$20,000

Engineering Leadership Council Canada

For ten case studies on capital infrastructure projects that set precedents for new engineering practice by integrating sustainability goals.

2014
$20,000

Evergreen

To facilitate resident-led community initiatives in a Vancouver neighbourhood to reduce the ecological footprint of a neighbourhood by 25%.

2014
$20,000

FarmFolk CityFolk Society

To develop a program strategy and offer events throughout BC to support new farmers in BC and link them to farmland.

2014
$50,000

FMC Fair Mining Collaborative Society

For education on world class land use and mining policies to help communities address proposed resource development projects in their area.

2014
$50,000

Fraser Basin Council

To build a BC-wide network of remote and rural First Nations communities to improve housing conditions through green building practices.

2014
$20,000

Fresh Outlook Foundation

To assist with planning and coordination of the 2015 CommUnity Innovation Lab, to be held in Kamloops.

2014
$15,000

Georgia Strait Alliance

To develop a comprehensive action plan balancing uses of Vancouver's shoreline for sustainable waterfront-related policies and practices.

PDF icon A Comprehensive Assessment of Available Data Reflecting the State of Vancouver’s Waterfront

2014
$20,000

Islands Trust

To facilitate ongoing collaborative communication and decision making in the management of Salt Spring Islands' seven watersheds.

2014
$6,050

Kootenay Real Estate Board

For speaker costs associated with delivering professional education to real estate board members in 2014.

2014
$15,000

Lake Windermere Ambassadors Society

To improve local involvement in watershed protection by developing a Columbia Headwaters Watershed Governance Group.

2014
$17,500

Nature Conservancy of Canada

To create a plan that highlights high priority lands for conservation and improved crown and private land stewardship.

2014
$80,000

North Shore Neighbourhood House

To engage and train municipal staff and other stakeholders in order to build community capacity to implement the North Shore Food Charter.

2014
$200,000

Peace River Regional District

For groundwater mapping and monitoring to build knowledge of the region's aquifers and water quality; compile information in a public database.

2014
$297,839

Pembina Institute

For Green Building Leaders initiatives: forum on net-zero building; home energy labelling in Metro Vancouver; GBL education and outreach.

2014
$180,000

Pembina Institute

To inform and engage communities in northeastern BC on issues related to water, carbon and land use impacts of shale gas development.

2014
$392,000

POLIS Foundation

For three years of research, implementation and engagement on water law reform in BC associated with the new Water Sustainability Act.

2014
$147,894

Real Estate Council of BC

For year two development of a Strata Dispute Online Self-help Tool to assist strata owners, renters, council members and property managers.

2014
$15,000

Regional District of Central Kootenay

To support a Cultural Values and Use Study which will inventory sites of cultural use and integrate into the existing plans and guidelines.

2014
$75,000

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

To coordinate and deliver environmental conservation and sustainable land use planning for the South Okanagan - Similkameen region.

2014
$50,000

Selkirk College

For mapping and applied research that helps Columbia Basin-Boundary organizations move toward a coordinated, regional food systems strategy.

2014
$15,500

Sierra Club of BC Foundation

For the Youth Environmental Leadership Program: sustainability education and stewardship projects in the Victoria and Vancouver regions.

2014
$14,300

South Okanagan Real Estate Board

For seminars for REALTORS®, builders, developers and homeowners on best practices for developing land near streams and other sensitive habitats.

2014
$40,000

Tides Canada Initiatives Society

To support Clean Energy Canada research on the costs of congestion in Metro Vancouver under different land use and transportation planning scenarios.

2014
$50,000

Tides Canada Initiatives Society

For BC Food Systems Network research, education, and law and policy reform recommendations to establish more sustainable food systems in BC.

2014
$60,588

University of Northern British Columbia

To create a web-based, geospatial tool to foster information exchange and guide land and water decision-making in the Nechako River Basin.

2014
$10,000

Vancouver Island Real Estate Board

To develop an online format for VIREB buyer profile research, distributed to REALTORS®, business groups, local governments and the public.

2014
$29,450

Waterlution

For the Aboriginal Youth Water Leaders project, focused on developing leadership capacity and local knowledge through a series of workshops.

2014
$40,000

West Coast Environmental Law

To identify and develop processes for regional collaboration in ecosystem protection and climate change resilience in the lower mainland.

2014
$87,600

West Kootenay Community EcoSociety

For research, education and policy work to support development of a comprehensive stewardship strategy and management plan for Kootenay Lake.

2014
$40,000

Whistler Centre for Sustainability

To help two small communities develop Integrated Official Community Plans, including long-term visions based on sustainability principles.

2014
$20,000

Wildsight

To support a task force, consultation and creation of a work plan to create a Columbia Basin Watershed Board by 2019.

2014
$244,910

Windermere District Farmers Institute

For a multi-region pilot to develop a program whereby BC agricultural producers are paid for protecting ecosystem services on their land.

2013
$9,500

Affordable Housing Education Awareness and Development

To support planning, delivery and follow up actions for a one-day forum on food security and social housing in BC.

2013
$28,190
2013
$10,000

BC Food Systems Network

For public education and capacity building around issues of farmland protection in BC.

2013
$120,000

BC Land Summit Society

For the 2014 BC Land Summit, a comprehensive interdisciplinary conference, networking and learning event for land related professionals.

2013
$6,700

BC Northern Real Estate Board

To assist with the travel and accommodation costs of instructors delivering professional education to real estate board members.

2013
$10,000

BC Real Estate Association

For research on funding options and financial incentives to help BC local governments update floodplain maps in their jurisdictions.

2013
$25,000

BC Real Estate Association

For research and consultation with managing brokers and real estate franchisors to create better alignment with REALTOR® education.

PDF icon Education and Training: Insights from British Columbia Brokers

2013
$20,000

BC Real Estate Association

To hire a coordinator to facilitate implementation of priority actions within the BCREA Floodplain Maps Action Plan over a full year.

2013
$100,000

BC Real Estate Association

To support new course offerings for the Professional Development Program as part of BCREA's three-year Transformative Education Plan.

2013
$16,200

BC Wildlife Federation

To deliver workshops, working group sessions and wetland mapping in selected regions of south-central and southeastern BC.

2013
$50,000

British Columbia Lake Stewardship Society

For lake monitoring and education to support stewardship efforts, watershed plans and local bylaws that improve the health of BC lakes.

2013
$70,000

British Columbia Law Institute

For phase two of the Strata Property Act law reform project, which will explore the legislation and make recommendations to the Province.

2013
$20,000

Canadian Water Research Society

To review lessons on governance of international waters and natural resources from an aboriginal perspective; develop learning materials.

2013
$14,569

Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm

To conduct research to characterize the potential of cooperative and public farmland protection initiatives and community farms in BC.

PDF icon Community Farms Roundtable 2014 and Farmland Trusts Visioning

2013
$12,900

City of Campbell River

To develop an interactive online food map showing where local food is grown, sold and served, and where land is available for small-scale farming.

2013
$10,500

City of Campbell River

For a collaborative process to identify and analyze issues in an historic Campbell River neighbourhood; prioritize land use improvements.

PDF icon Campbellton Action Plan

PDF icon Campbellton Action Planning Process Testimonials

2013
$40,000

City of Coquitlam

To support the second phase of a collaborative planning process for the Lower Coquitlam River watershed, led by a multi-sector roundtable.

2013
$3,000

City of Dawson Creek

For permanent educational signs that support stewardship of Dawson Creek's watershed (2013 BC Water Sustainability Endowment Fund Grant).

2013
$30,000

City of North Vancouver

For a pilot program to build capacity and support within the rental building sector for energy retrofitting of multi-unit residential buildings.

2013
$200,000

Cowichan Watershed Society

For a water governance pilot project to test capacity for more local responsibility and accountability under a new Water Sustainability Act.

2013
$96,000

Cultivate Canada

For a Sole Food Farms toolkit to help other communities turn urban land into viable farms and to create a movable orchard in Vancouver.

2013
$8,580

Custodians of the Peace Society

To map locations near Hudson's Hope showing water source losses; show potential vulnerability of shallow water systems to oil and gas activities. (Project did not proceed.)

2013
$50,000

David Suzuki Foundation

Using scientific data and analysis, engage industry, government and local communities to conserve natural capital in the Peace Break region.

2013
$12,500

District of Houston

To redraft the land use sections of the official community plan and accompanying bylaws to incorporate smart growth principles.

2013
$53,655

District of Tumbler Ridge

To support the development of a sustainability plan, which will integrate the District's existing community plan and zoning bylaws.

2013
$28,775

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

For research intended to inform city land use policy on the role of community gardens in addressing food security and livability in Surrey.

2013
$180,000

Fraser Basin Council

For Smart Planning in Action, a project that will help 140 BC communities develop and implement sustainability plans.

PDF icon Smart Planning in Action: Three-year Strategic Plan

2013
$35,000

Fraser Basin Council

To pilot the use of Salmon-Safe development principles and practices in urban areas through an eco-certification process.

2013
$6,000

Fraser River Discovery Centre Society

To develop a resource package to help educators teach about water quality and inspire students to connect with water on a personal level.

2013
$75,000

Fraser Valley Real Estate Board

To conduct member segmentation research for a strategic alignment of programs and services to better serve their members and the public.

2013
$70,000

Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society

To establish and operate two market gardens on institutional land in Vancouver and educate and engage neighbours; develop a case study on the project.

PDF icon Growing Neighbours: A Case Study of Schoolyard Market Gardens

PDF icon Fresh Roots Testimonials

2013
$25,000

Friends of Summerland Research Station Gardens Society

To help the community learn how to adapt gardening and landscaping practices to face water challenges in the Okanagan region.

2013
$20,000

Invasive Species Council of BC

To provide guidelines to assist governments, property owners and other residents to reduce invasive species impacts.

2013
$6,300

Kootenay Real Estate Board

To assist with the travel and accommodation costs of instructors delivering professional education to real estate board members.

2013
$60,000

Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia

For a toolkit of templates and sample documents related to legal, financial and policy tools available for conservation in BC.

2013
$78,617

Light House Sustainable Building Centre Society

To create a framework that will increase energy efficiency in retrofits of residential buildings across several climate and building types.

2013
$50,000

Lookout Emergency Aid Society

To develop and implement a framework of preferred practices for housing seniors who have faced homelessness.

2013
$15,030

Lower Similkameen Indian Band

To establish the Similkameen Valley Water Board as a pilot for regional water governance.

2013
$10,000

LUSH Valley Food Action Society

To research barriers to land access for farming in the Comox Valley; assemble a list of priority sites easily converted to food production.

2013
$30,000

Nature Trust of British Columbia

To expand the former East Kootenay Conservation Program to the West Kootenays and create the Kootenay Conservation Program.

2013
$25,400

Okanagan Nation Alliance

To involve ONA youth in implementing indigenous collaborative watershed planning in Okanagan, Fraser and Columbia basins. (Project did not proceed.)

2013
$2,250

Penticton Urban Agriculture Association

To establish urban farms on underutilized business properties and distribute the produce to low income residents in Penticton.

2013
$150,000

Real Estate Council of BC

To develop a Strata Dispute Online Self-Help Tool, which will assist strata owners, renters, council members and property managers. (Project did not proceed.)

2013
$12,000

Real Estate Institute of BC

To study options for improving the cost effectiveness and time efficiency of modular housing construction.

2013
$4,400

Savary Island Land Trust Society

To research and produce online and print maps of the island's old growth forest and sensitive ecosystems to increase public awareness and stewardship.

2013
$40,000

Shawnigan Basin Society

To develop a ecosystem-based conservation plan for the Shawnigan Lake watershed.

2013
$19,500

Shift 41 Society

To engage lower Fraser Valley residents with water issues via "story mapping"; develop a paper on new approaches to freshwater governance.

2013
$15,000

Sierra Club of BC Foundation

To deliver workshops and other programming to secondary students focused on restoration, environmental leadership and land stewardship.

2013
$15,000

Simon Fraser University

To develop three online courses for the SFU City Program's new Next Generation Transportation certificate program.

2013
$18,700

Simon Fraser University

For a tool to help predict water use in the Okanagan and assist decisions on drought management, urban development and climate adaptation.

2013
$50,000

Simon Fraser University Centre for Dialogue

For Moving in a Livable Region: education and outreach to advance a viable framework for transportation funding, governance and planning in greater Vancouver.

2013
$20,200

Small Housing BC Society

For research and development of a toolkit on small housing solutions in the Lower Mainland, directed at policy makers and planners.

2013
$16,000

Society for Organic Urban Land Care

To pilot an education and accreditation system for organic land care in four communities, training government, non-profit and community members.

2013
$35,000

Stewardship Centre for British Columbia Society

To further develop Green Shores for Homes, the shoreline development design and certification program for residential properties along lakeshores and coastlines.

2013
$13,763

Sustainable Prosperity

To study BC municipal authority to levy fees that could help manage sprawl and encourage sustainable transportation; recommend law reforms.

2013
$15,000

Tides Canada Initiatives Society

On behalf of Canadian Freshwater Alliance, to assist members and/or staff of BC grassroots and First Nations organizations to attend a January 2014 watershed symposium in Duncan.

2013
$20,000

University of British Columbia

To coordinate findings and apply regenerative sustainability principles in neighbourhoods; develop a framework to apply in BC municipalities.

2013
$19,550

University of Victoria

to evaluate the role of rain gardens as part of a comprehensive municipal stormwater management strategy for the City of Victoria.

2013
$40,000

Waterlution

To hold a month of multi-stakeholder discussions on issues re: the production and transportation of natural gas.

2013
$40,000

West Coast Environmental Law

For legal analysis on incorporating ecosystem values into land use decisions that support sea level rise resilience in the Lower Mainland.

2013
$20,000

Wildsight

To deliver the first year of a public engagement and education outreach program in five lake communities across the Columbia Basin.

2013
$9,000

Wildsight

To implement a community based groundwater monitoring pilot project in the Upper Columbia region of BC.

2013
$45,000

Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook

To evaluate city-owned land according to the Young Agrarians Land Access Guide in order to create more public garden space and urban farms.

2012
$6,000

BC Northern Real Estate Board

To assist with the travel and accommodation costs of instructors delivering professional education to real estate board members.

2012
$12,200

BC Real Estate Association

For a stakeholder meeting to identify an action plan for updating inland floodplain maps in BC.

PDF icon Floodplain Maps Action Plan

2012
$25,000

BCIT Foundation

To create the Mark Angelo endowment fund, providing two annual awards for students focusing on environmental stewardship and restoration.

2012
$80,160

Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society

To build a climate change knowledge base in the traditional territory of the Takla Lake First Nation and inform community planning.

2012
$40,000

City of Coquitlam

To support the first phase development of a watershed plan for the Lower Coquitlam River watershed.

2012
$100,000

City of Vancouver

For a deconstruction hub which will divert construction and demolition waste from landfills for collection, and sale of used materials. (Project did not proceed.)

2012
$11,000

Clayoquot Biosphere Trust Society

To develop, test and refine two community planning and land use monitoring indicators: human-wildlife interactions and coastal morphology.

2012
$15,000

Comox Valley Project Watershed Society

To produce an interactive animated map of the Courtenay River estuary to illustrate change over time and the issues it is presently facing.

2012
$46,000

Cool North Shore Society

To help scale up Cool Neighbourhoods, an initiative that educates and assists homeowners to undertake energy retrofits for their homes.

2012
$50,000

Cowichan Tribes

To assist with development of a land use plan which will establish a shared community vision about future land development.

2012
$10,000

District of Wells

For an affordable housing needs assessment, to address housing issues in the context of the fluctuating tourism and resource based economy.

2012
$14,000

Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group Society

To create a land inventory for vacant lots that have potential for urban agriculture, and create a food security plan for Fernwood.

2012
$10,000

Forum for Research and Extension in Natural Resources

To support an Invitational Drought Tournament in the Okanagan, with discussions around adaptation and vulnerabilities to extreme drought.

2012
$15,000

Friends of Summerland Research Station Gardens Society

To create a demonstration garden where people can learn how to evolve lawns and ornamental gardens into low soil moisture gardens.

2012
$23,000

Galiano Conservancy Association

For the first phase of planning for the development of the Galiano Restorative Learning Centre, which will provide nature education.

2012
$30,000

Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team

To create a framework to support cross-jurisdictional connectivity planning for Garry Oak ecosystems and associated species at risk.

2012
$15,000

Habitat Acquisition Trust

To update urban forest data and mapping in the Capital Regional District using aerial photography.

2012
$15,000

Kingfisher Interpretive Centre Society

To create interactive learning stations, including a working watershed model demonstrating how industries, farms and cities affect water.

2012
$12,500

Lake Windermere Ambassadors Society

To establish a watershed governance body to provide oversight, and incorporate local needs and sustainability principles.

2012
$20,000

Mid-Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society

To undertake data collection, mapping and 3D modeling of surface and groundwater levels in the Englishman River watershed.

2012
$7,857

Minerva Foundation for BC Women

To establish an education award for three female aboriginal students enrolled in the UNBC School of Environmental Planning.

2012
$150,000

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

For a community engagement process to address incorporating early representative feedback from residents into city planning processes.

2012
$55,000

Okanagan College

To create a diploma program, Sustainable Construction Management Technology, aimed at sustainable building practices in construction.

2012
$9,000

Osoyoos Desert Society

for native cover crop research to determine which native plant life species most ideally support the region’s wildlife and vineyards.

2012
$40,000

Outdoor Recreation Council of BC

For Healthy Forests-Healthy Communities workshops with six BC academic institutions and 15 BC communities.

2012
$10,000

People for a Healthy Community on Gabriola Society

To implement a program to improve access to affordable housing on Gabriola Island, including a housing registry.

2012
$100,000

Real Estate Foundation of BC

For grants awarded to recipients of the 2013 Vancity/Real Estate Foundation Green Building Grant Program.

2012
$45,000

Ruby Lake Lagoon Nature Reserve Society

To implement the 2011 Sunshine Coast Regional Biodiversity Strategy in partnership with local stakeholders.

2012
$30,000

Shawnigan Residents' Association

To collect and interpret information on the condition of the South Shawnigan Lake watershed, including its effect on drinking water.

2012
$15,000

Sierra Club of BC Foundation

For a program that facilitates youth-led, school and community based sustainability education, assessment and action projects.

2012
$300,000

Simon Fraser University Adaptation to Climate Change Team

To deliver education regarding the Water Act modernization process and renegotiation of the Columbia River Treaty.

2012
$11,500

Simon Fraser University City Program

To develop and pilot curriculum for a Certificate in Transportation program, geared toward transportation and land use professionals in BC.

2012
$4,000

South Okanagan Real Estate Board

To assist with the travel and accommodation costs of instructors delivering professional education to real estate board members.

2012
$50,000

Tides Canada Initiatives Society

On behalf of Canadian Freshwater Alliance, to hire five interns to work with non-profit stewardship organizations in BC to build capacity and public awareness for fresh water.

2012
$45,000

UBC Design Centre for Sustainability

To create and distribute tools to help BC municipalities develop visions and policies to achieve low-carbon, sustainable development.

2012
$11,060

UBC School of Community and Regional Planning

For housing issue workshops linking stakeholders and community-engaged artists to the Vancouver community through digital storytelling.

2012
$115,000

Vancouver Farmers Markets

To fund a full-time project manager to advance the New City Market initiative to construction in 2014-2015.

2011
$30,000

Allan Brooks Nature Centre Society

To assist with phase one development of a regional biodiversity conservation strategy for the north and central Okanagan.

2011
$43,290

BC Civil Liberties Association

For a study to determine the feasibility of a shared, social purpose real estate building project in downtown Vancouver.

2011
$25,000

BC Northern Real Estate Board

For professionally facilitated forums to discuss impact of illegal drug operations on real estate related business and recommend solutions. (Project did not proceed.)

2011
$13,950

BC Northern Real Estate Board

To assist with the travel and accommodation costs of instructors delivering professional education to real estate board members.

2011
$240,000

BC Real Estate Association

To support research, public and professional education, and law and policy initiatives in 2011.

2011
$162,500

BC Real Estate Association

To enhance real estate practice as it relates to agency law and enhance consumer protection in the trading of residential real estate.

2011
$30,000

BC Spaces for Nature Society

For applied research on how a relatively low-cost, green, compact SmartHome can address community design and affordable housing in Gibsons.

PDF icon SmartHome Smart Communities: A Solution for Tomorrow's Housing Today

2011
$22,190

Bird Studies Canada

To update land use decision-making tools and maps in light of Important Bird Areas in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island.

2011
$10,000

Bulkley Valley Community Resources Board

To develop a summer Recreation Access Management Plan to balance the needs of recreation user groups with environmental protection.

2011
$14,000

City of Kelowna

For stream inventory and mapping of the remaining, unmapped watercourses within city boundaries.

2011
$15,000

City of Williams Lake

To assist with regional housing need and demand analysis research.

2011
$20,045

Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria

To evaluate the Capital Regional District's affordable housing strategy; identify specific opportunities for affordable housing development.

2011
$25,000

Comox Valley Project Watershed Society

To update the Comox Valley Sensitive Habitat Atlas to help with land use planning and development decision-making in the region.

2011
$20,000

Discovery Coast Greenways Land Trust

For urban forest management planning in conjunction with the City of Campbell River.

2011
$25,000

First United Church

For pre-development work associated with the creation of supportive housing on the church's property in Vancouver's downtown eastside.

2011
$4,000

Fraser Valley Conservancy

For a biodiversity conservation and education forum, delivered in collaboration with other organizations in fall 2011.

2011
$26,000

Fraser Valley Regional District

For an online database of environmental data on watercourses and sensitive habitats.

2011
$10,000

Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team

For education events and services that support land use planning in the specialized area of Garry Oak ecosystems.

2011
$20,000

Habitat for Humanity South Okanagan

To build a small footprint home in Penticton that showcases solar panels, a ductless heating and cooling system and a rammed earth wall.

2011
$3,210

Kamloops & District Real Estate Association

To assist with the cost of delivering continuing professional education (CPE) seminars to real estate association members.

2011
$5,000

Kootenay Real Estate Board

To assist with the travel and accommodation costs of instructors delivering professional education to real estate board members.

2011
$300,000

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

To design a bio-regional agri-food system for southwestern BC; environmental, economic, and socio-cultural context will be considered.

2011
$10,000

Lake Windermere Ambassadors Society

For education associated with the Lake Windermere Project, which has established a management plan and shoreline management guidelines.

2011
$3,000

Langley Environmental Partners Society

For the Bertrand Watershed Education Team project. LEPS received the 2011 BC Water Sustainability Endowment Fund grant for this project.

2011
$10,000

Northwest Community College

For the Real Estate Foundation student bursaries in Applied Coastal Ecology and Geography.

2011
$25,000

Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC

For Convening for Action in British Columbia, supporting and educating land use practitioners around a "water-centric" approach to planning.

2011
$50,000

Real Estate Foundation of BC

To benefit the BC Water Sustainability Endowment Fund, which will support non-profit water stewardship projects in BC.

2011
$100,000

Real Estate Foundation of BC

For grants to be awarded to recipients of the Vancity/Real Estate Foundation Green Building Grant Program in 2012.

2011
$13,000

Real Estate Institute of BC

To assist with the 2012 Education Symposium, which will profile current research and regulations on real estate and land use topics in BC.

2011
$85,000

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

To support research, education, law reform outcomes associated with South Okanagan-Similkameen Conservation Program's work over three years.

2011
$45,000

Ruby Lake Lagoon Nature Reserve Society

For research and educational activities associated with development of a regional biodiversity strategy for the Sunshine Coast.

2011
$8,400

Sea Change Marine Conservation Society

To develop a nearshore and foreshore stewardship and conservation strategy, to be incorporated into the Green Shores for Homes program.

2011
$10,000

Sierra Club of BC Foundation

for the Sustainable High Schools program: school presentations and assessments, mentoring and networking, and youth training opportunities.

2011
$3,570

South Okanagan Real Estate Board

To assist with the travel and accommodation costs of instructors delivering professional education to real estate board members.

2011
$25,000

The Church of St. John the Divine

For pre-development work associated with creation of a social service and affordable housing hub on the church's Victoria property.

2011
$10,000

The Summit Institute Society

For the conference, A Water Gathering: Collaborative Watershed Governance in BC and Beyond, held in Vancouver in January 2012.

2011
$5,000

UBC Faculty of Land & Food Systems

To assist with updating the Web-based Urban Watershed Management and Agricultural Watershed Management courses.

2011
$316,723

UBC School of Community and Regional Planning

To support an adjunct practice professor in Indigenous Community Planning for five years as part of the Indigenous Planning Initiative.

2011
$30,000

Waterlution

For two workshops for emerging sustainability leaders on complex water management situations; held in Vancouver and the Okanagan Valley.

2011
$50,000

West Coast Environmental Law

For research and policy reform work that will seek to improve watershed governance in BC regions.

2011
$100,000

Whistler Centre for Sustainability

To work with five local governments to create integrated community sustainability plans using the Whistler Centre's QuickStart model.

2010
$45,000

Atira Women's Resource Society

In support of a 12-unit recycled/container housing project in Vancouver's downtown eastside.

2010
$2,500

BC Hydro/Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program

For the East Kootenay Conservation Program workshop, The Economics of Private Land Ownership, held in Cranbrook in October 2010.

2010
$13,950

BC Northern Real Estate Board

To assist with the travel and accommodation costs of instructors delivering professional education to real estate board members.

2010
$240,000

BC Real Estate Association

To support real estate related research, public and professional education, and law and policy analysis initiatives in 2010/11.

2010
$10,000

Better Environmentally Sound Transportation

For Living Streets consultation events in Surrey; empowering communities to help redesign streets to accommodate active transportation.

2010
$2,118

Britannia Community Services Centre

For a workshop, involving students and other community members, to plan and design a food garden at Vancouver's Britannia Secondary School.

2010
$18,000

Building Opportunities with Business

To expand the Inner City Farm Network with three additional farm sites on vacant land in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

2010
$8,000

Bulkley Valley Centre for Natural Resource Research & Management

For a conference on planning for the interface area between Crown lands and settled lands, held in Smithers in June 2010.

2010
$10,000

Bulkley Valley Centre for Natural Resource Research & Management

For inventory, mapping, and analysis of sensitive ecosystems in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako. (Project did not proceed.)

2010
$10,000

Canadian Home Builders Association of BC

To develop a Built Green Renovations course: technical instruction on proper building envelope design, materials selection and methods.

2010
$7,000

Chawathil First Nation

To assist with the public workshop and GIS components of the Hope area community's land use plan.

2010
$15,000

City of Prince George

For inventory, mapping, and analysis of the open and natural areas. The data will be used to inform future land use and development policy.

2010
$25,000

Coast Foundation Society

For a feasibility study to determine if the Society's building can accommodate additional units, and therefore additional residents.

2010
$15,000

Comox Valley Project Watershed Society

In support of on-the-ground research, education, and restoration in the Courtenay River estuary.

2010
$5,000

Cowichan Green Community Society

In support of the Edible Neighbourhood Project – including mapping, planning, and public education and engagement – in Duncan.

2010
$12,200

Denman Community Land Trust Association

To support development of a legal framework which will protect long-term leases on private lands for affordable housing.

2010
$10,000

Denman Island Memorial Society

To establish a green burial ground (a burial ground consistent with conservation values) on land donated to the Society.

2010
$15,000

Ecojustice

For the National Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, held in Vancouver in February 2011.

2010
$35,000

Ecotrust Canada

to research a model for green and culturally appropriate building design in First Nation communities on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

2010
$15,000

Ecotrust Canada

To research the economic value of ecosystem services in Clayoquot Sound and test revenue models that may be useful in BC forest communities.

2010
$25,000

First United Church

To assist with design development and community consultation associated with a proposed supported housing development in downtown Vancouver.

2010
$20,000

Fraser Basin Council

To engage key professionals and decision makers in the lower Fraser Valley in dialogues about sustainability practices.

2010
$2,000

Friends of Dominion Brook Park Society

For a professionally prepared site plan for the Rhodo Ravine Restoration Project, an initiative of the Sidney-based, volunteer organization.

2010
$12,000

Habitat for Humanity Boundary Society

To assist with development of multi-unit housing in Grand Forks for men with special needs.

2010
$35,000

Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC

To involve BC health authorities in initiatives to connect public health, developers and land use planners to create healthier communities.

2010
$4,080

Kamloops & District Real Estate Association

For speaker costs associated with delivering continuing professional education (CPE) courses to real estate association members in 2010.

2010
$7,500

Kootenay Real Estate Board

To assist with the travel and accommodation costs of instructors delivering professional education to real estate board members.

2010
$33,000

Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia

For research and education in 2010/11 to support BC land trusts in conserving natural, cultural, and heritage values on private lands.

2010
$3,000

Mayne Island Conservancy Society

To support foreshore mapping, workshops on shoreline stewardship and educational materials for property owners.

2010
$32,000

Mission Community Services Society

To undertake detailed mapping of rural land uses in the District of Mission, with a focus on food and agriculture.

2010
$25,000

Mortgage Brokers Association of BC

To assist with development of a practical, online re-licensing course for BC mortgage brokers.

2010
$10,000

Nature Conservancy of Canada

To develop policies that support the tenuring of submerged ocean and coastal lands for the purpose of habitat conservation and restoration.

2010
$10,000

Northern Lights College Foundation

For student aid to assist individuals enrolled in eligible real estate and land use related programming at the Dawson Creek based college.

2010
$15,000

O.U.R. Community Association

To develop and share a new ownership model, financing package, and governance system for the Shawnigan Lake community.

2010
$100,000

Okanagan College

For the new Centre for Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation at the Penticton campus.

2010
$3,000

Osoyoos Desert Society

For native cover crop research to determine which native plant life species most ideally support the region's wildlife and vineyards.

2010
$50,000

Pacific Community Resources Society

To redevelop a motel in Chilliwack to provide 26 beds of transitional housing and nine self-contained supportive housing units.

2010
$20,000

Projects in Place Society

For a house built from pine beetle wood and locally sourced 'green' products to be showcased at EPIC: The Sustainable Living Expo in 2011. (Project did not proceed.)

2010
$25,000

Raincoast Education Society

For an integrated research and education program designed to promote water conservation and build a water stewardship ethic in Tofino.

2010
$50,000

Real Estate Foundation of BC

For grants to be awarded to recipients of the Vancity/Real Estate Foundation Green Building Grant Program in 2011.

2010
$90,000

Real Estate Foundation of BC

To operate Communities in Transition in 2010, helping build capacity among land-related practitioners in BC's non-metropolitan regions.

2010
$10,000

Real Estate Institute of BC

In support of a professional education symposium for REIBC members, held in Burnaby in March 2011.

2010
$7,500

Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine

To make maps and data related to the Lakelse Watershed & Foreshore Mapping Project available to public stakeholders.

2010
$35,000

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

To support phase two of the adoption and implementation of ecological standards and practices for responsible land use.

2010
$25,000

Sierra Club of BC Foundation

for the Sustainable High Schools program: school presentations and assessments, mentoring and networking, and youth training opportunities.

2010
$10,000

Simon Fraser University

For a charrette in Vancouver's Gastown neighbourhood to engage local stakeholders on the topic of projected density for the area.

2010
$4,915

South Okanagan Real Estate Board

To assist with the travel and accommodation costs of instructors delivering professional education to real estate board members.

2010
$50,000

Spring Ridge-Fernwood Community Housing Land Trust

To renovate a Victoria heritage house to create affordable rental units for low-income disabled tenants. (Project did not proceed.)

2010
$25,000

The Land Conservancy of BC

To support a review of TLC's conservation covenant program, and provide resources and education to other BC land trusts and landowners.

2010
$100,000

UBC College for Interdisciplinary Studies

For the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, a campus building demonstrating leading edge research and sustainable design.

2010
$75,000

UBC Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability

To develop an interactive database to help land use decision makers evaluate the overall sustainability of wastewater treatment options.

2010
$30,000

Vancouver Farmers Markets

For pre-development and planning associated with development of the New City Market local food hub in Vancouver.

2010
$60,000

Vancouver Island Real Estate Board

To contribute to VIREB's 60th anniversary project: establish student aid endowments at Vancouver Island University and North Island College.

2010
$15,000

Waterlution

For a workshop on water issues in the Okanagan for young leaders who plan to contribute to the management of their local watersheds.

2009
$2,000

Air & Waste Management Association - BC & Yukon Chapter

To assist with speaker costs of the workshop, Land Use, Transportation and Air Quality: Making Healthy Decisions, held in Burnaby.

2009
$25,000

Arrowtarian Senior Citizens Society

For construction costs associated with Phase IV of Arrowtarian Rotary Villa, 14 units of affordable rental housing for seniors in Nakusp.

2009
$11,175

BC Northern Real Estate Board

To assist with the travel and accommodation costs of instructors delivering professional education to real estate board members.

2009
$50,000

BC Water & Waste Association

For Convening for Action on Vancouver Island, an initiative focused on leadership in green infrastructure and water sustainability.

2009
$12,000

Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm

To conduct land use planning and education activities associated with the integration of UBC farm with the surrounding Vancouver community.

2009
$25,000

City of Abbotsford

To assist with the Harmony Flex Housing Project, townhouses with "mortgage helper" suites to increase affordability for Abbotsford families.

2009
$20,000

City of Campbell River

To undertake collaborative land use planning with neighbouring First Nations.

2009
$15,000

Community Resource Centre for the North Thompson

To assist with development of the North Thompson sustainable watershed atlas.

2009
$25,000

Fernie Family Housing Society

To assist with the purchase of six units in Fernie's Parastone affordable housing project.

2009
$7,500

Galiano Conservancy Association

To assist with the creation of a restoration plan for the Heritage Forest (a special land use designation on Galiano Island).

2009
$5,735

Kamloops & District Real Estate Association

For speaker costs associated with delivering continuing professional education (CPE) seminars to real estate association members in 2009.

2009
$9,300

Kootenay Real Estate Board

To assist with the travel and accommodation costs of instructors delivering professional education to real estate board members.

2009
$75,000

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

As a contribution to the endowment fund for the BC Regional Innovation Chair in Sustainable Horticulture.

2009
$60,000

Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia

To support public and professional education and research projects in 2009/10.

2009
$2,000

Mayne Island Conservancy Society

For inventory and mapping of near-shore marine habitats, activities intended to support conservation and land use planning on the island.

2009
$8,000

North Central Municipal Association

To assist with the Creating Universally Designed, Healthy Sustainable Communities conference, held in Prince George.

2009
$5,000

Northern Rockies Seniors Society

For property inventory and analysis in preparation for development of seniors' housing in Fort Nelson.

2009
$30,000

Pembina Institute

For outreach and legal analysis as part of the Green Building Leaders project being undertaken with BC municipalities.

2009
$10,000

Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network

To create an online homeownership course for individuals with disabilities and their family members across BC.

2009
$40,000

Real Estate Foundation of BC

To support programming activities of the 2010 Gaining Ground conference, held in Vancouver.

2009
$100,000

Real Estate Foundation of BC

For grants awarded to recipients of the 2009 Vancity/Real Estate Foundation Green Building Grant Program.

2009
$117,000

Real Estate Foundation of BC

To operate Communities in Transition in 2009/10, helping build capacity among land-related practitioners in BC's non-metropolitan regions.

2009
$58,610

Real Estate Institute of BC

In support of real estate related research projects to be carried out in 2009/10.

2009
$35,000

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

Via South Okanagan-Similkameen Conservation Program, assist Penticton, Summerland, Oliver, Osoyoos and Keremeos with environmental planning.

2009
$10,000

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 227

For a seniors' housing needs assessment in Okanagan Falls.

2009
$50,000

Salt Spring Island Land Bank Society

To assist with house moving, site services, and renovations associated with the Brackett Spring Family Housing Project.

2009
$10,000

Sea Change Marine Conservation Society

For public and professional education on the impacts of land use practices on marine ecological health in the Saanich Inlet.

2009
$50,000

Simon Fraser University

For an endowment in memory of P. Dermot Murphy, former Foundation governor and long-time Executive Officer of the Real Estate Council of BC.

2009
$40,000

Simon Fraser University City Program

To augment the existing endowment fund and support curriculum development for the Certificate in Sustainable Community Development.

2009
$4,650

Simon Fraser University Seniors Program

To produce an interactive roundtable discussion DVD on “learning what seniors want in the age-friendly communities of the future.”

2009
$4,820

South Okanagan Real Estate Board

To assist with the travel and accommodation costs of instructors delivering professional education to real estate board members.

2009
$5,000

Thrupp Manor Association

To assist with a seniors' housing need and demand study in Kamloops.

2009
$15,000

United We Can

To support the purchase and installation of new sorting bins and equipment for the social enterprise in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

2009
$5,600

Vancouver Island Real Estate Board

For statistical analysis of buyer profile research data.

2009
$25,000

Vancouver Resource Society

To help offset an operating shortfall associated with a mortgage that was held by the Real Estate Foundation.

2009
$25,000

Vernon and District Community Land Trust Society

To assist with development of the Under One Roof six-plex in Vernon.

2009
$75,000

Victoria Real Estate Board

To support the 2009 conference, Gaining Ground: Resilient Cities, held in Vancouver.

2009
$6,000

Village of Pemberton

To support a community visioning and design process for Pemberton's downtown.

2009
$4,300

West Bench Irrigation District

To support a workshop on developing large lot xeriscape design concepts and awareness in the West Bench area near Penticton.

2009
$33,000

West Coast Environmental Law

For legal research on a proposed "carbon forest" land designation, which would enable forest conservation in the face of climate change.