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03 Jan

Saving Natural Shorelines in the Cowichan Valley

Natural shoreline habitats are threatened by recreation, residential development and upland land use practices. Due to these cumulative threats, communities are beginning to lose these critical habitats.

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01 Dec

Celebrating 20 years of creating resilient and resourceful communities

Several years ago, I was asked to visit a Canadian Mental Health Association program funded by the First West Foundation. During the visit, I was introduced to a young woman who wanted to thank me personally for supporting the Youth Supper Club because it had such a positive impact on her life.

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14 Nov

Cultivating Communities through Food

According to Victoria Foundation’s 2014 Vital Signs Report, 1 in 7 people “eat less, because there is not enough money for food”.

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21 Sep

Valley First Community Endowment Grants Announced

We are delighted to announce the 2016 Valley First Community Endowment distributions totalling $115,031.

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