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. From Salt Spring Island and Victoria to Haida Gwaii, our team is always considering how we can best help diverse communities across British Columbia thrive.
The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Canada and internationally. Through our partnerships we’re primarily contributing to SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, and supporting community-based enterprises that contribute to SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.
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The community that makes up the Cowichan Valley Co-operative Marketplace
The Cow-Op is made up of local farmers, food processors and community partners. This non-profit farmer and food processor co-operative brings together members and consumers through an online marketplace of locally grown and harvested food, featuring a variety of produce, meats, eggs, fruit, baking and more all grown or produced throughout the Cowichan Region.
Meet Caroline Fric, a farmer braving the pandemic
Growing food is an act of love. That’s what we notice when we hear Caroline Fric describe her work. Caroline is the co-owner of Golden Greens Farm, a two-acre land in the Cowichan Valley. Growing food has taught me absolutely everything, all of my weaknesses and my...
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...
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