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.

Canadian partners

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Blogs on British Columbia

Meet Caroline Fric, a farmer braving the pandemic
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
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...

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