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Farmers on Vancouver Island brave the pandemic

When farmers markets closed to curb the spread of covid-19, crops still needed harvesting. Many farmers were uncertain how to get fresh food to the community. The Cow-Op stepped up to connect farmers and their products with people isolating at home.

Putting food and income on the table in times of crisis

In the Cowichan Valley, Community Evolution’s partner is connecting more farmers to consumers than ever before. We have launched a special appeal to help with the booming demand for fresh food delivery from local farms.

Salt Spring Island responds to new challenges

An island community in British Columbia takes action to address Covid-19 related threats to food security and farmer livelihoods.

Online farmers market: An essential service

The Cow-Op is working around-the-clock to provide consumers with the products they need, whether that’s fresh fruits and veggies or one of the most coveted items of 2020: hand sanitizer.

Resilience during unprecedented times

In Haida Gwaii, Local Foods to School is coordinating food security plans and uniting the community through the Covid-19 pandemic.

What we do

Community Evolution is a Vancouver-based registered charity that partners with community enterprises in Canada, Bolivia and Ecuador to help them create positive social impact.

 

We envision a world where people work together to build sustainable and empowered communities.

 

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Where we work

Bolivia

In Bolivia, we partner with community enterprises in the area of sustainable food production. The majority of the associations’ members are indigenous women working the land to grow mostly vegetables.

Canada

Our partners in Canada dedicate their attention to growing food that is safe and healthy. Besides working to protect the land, they create income-generating opportunities for local communities.

Ecuador

In Ecuador, our partners are involved in both sustainable food production and community tourism. This approach diversifies their source of income and improves livelihoods and economic prosperity.

How to get involved

There are several ways to help Community Evolution support all these incredible community enterprises.

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Meet Caroline Fric, a farmer braving the pandemic
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