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What we do

Community Evolution partners with community enterprises in Canada, Bolivia and Ecuador to foster co-operative and community development as a way to position them as catalysts for transformation, prosperity, sustainability and resilience.

Our mission

We enable community-based enterprises to develop, grow and create positive change.

Our vision

A world where people work together to build sustainable and empowered communities.

Our areas of focus

We work in the area of community economic development, and focus on the two themes below:

Community tourism

In community-based tourism, communities offer services that empower them and are appropriate to their environment. That means that, when they approach ecosystems and cultural and natural assets, they plan and operate their activities in a sustainable way.

Sustainable agriculture and food systems

The concept of food systems is tied to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Overall, it addresses food sovereignty (communities are able to produce their own food) and food security (they have access to nutritious food).

Empowering community-based enterprises to

Improve livelihoods and economic prosperity

Increase community participation, decision-making and leadership

Enable positive changes within the community in the five capitals of sustainable development: natural, human, economic, physical and social

We acknowledge that Community Evolution’s work is primarily performed on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish Peoples including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We acknowledge further that reconciliation is work and we are ready to do our part in service to First Nations on unceded territories across the Province of British Columbia.

Get involved!

There are many ways to support our mission for the benefit of communities in Bolivia, Ecuador and Canada.