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Study highlights the benefits of association in the panela industry in Sigchos, Ecuador

Research completed by economics student Eduardo Cobos Hernández of Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador in Quito highlights a few of the reasons why Community Evolution partner, Flor de Caña, has done well for itself and its community since formally becoming an...

A stronger Salt Spring Island food system for all

Salt Spring Island is a 180 square kilometre (70 square miles) land mass in the Salish Sea, between Vancouver Island and the British Columbia Mainland. The Island is dotted by small farms, 45 percent of which are less than 10 acres. While Salt Spring farmers grow at...

New Partnership with River Select Fisheries Cooperative

Community Evolution is proud to announce a new partnership with River Select Fisheries Cooperative to further our mutual aim of promoting co-operation and community economic development as instruments of social and economic empowerment.    River Select is a...
The value of volunteers in times of crisis
The value of volunteers in times of crisis

A regular week for the farmers of Cowichan Valley Co-operative Marketplace would see an average of 30 orders placed through their system. When COVID-19 hit British Columbia and the restrictions were put in place affecting farmer’s markets and restaurants, the CVCM...

Recyclists support Cowichan farmers
Recyclists support Cowichan farmers

Even before being a co-owner of the Cowichan Recyclists — a bike-based recycling pickup company in the Cowichan Valley, British Columbia — Erin Ward (photo) was their fan. The Recyclists help Cowichan ride the road to zero waste. Erin and her partner Patrick Devlin...

Women’s Day: building skills brings financial independence
Women’s Day: building skills brings financial independence

International Women’s Day embraces the idea that equality is not a women’s issue, but a business issue because gender equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive. Community Evolution Foundation believes in the power of communities to create positive...

Women’s Day: mutual support helps fight for equality
Women’s Day: mutual support helps fight for equality

Women inspire all of us 365 days a year, but we still need a date to celebrate our existence (and, for some of us, our survival). Despite the significant changes in how we think about women’s equality, we have a long way to go. That’s why International Women’s Day...

Community work and Latin American culture inspire co-op student
Community work and Latin American culture inspire co-op student

After Juanita Mora, it’s Nolan Kim’s turn. In the next few days, he embarks on a three-month adventure in Ecuador. An undergrad student at Simon Fraser University, Kim is about to start his co-op term with Community Evolution Foundation (CEF) through the Queen...