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Habitat for Humanity Society of Greater Vancouver

The Rebuild Hub

The Rebuild Hub project is designed to address the staggering volume of construction and demolition waste. The Hub is a deconstruction network that will serve as a physical location for contractors/developers/homeowners to drop off materials that can be reused and repurposed. It will also raise awareness of this pressing waste issue through educational opportunities and public advocacy, highlighting the environmental and economic benefits of deconstruction versus demolition. We will learn about the parts of the system keeping the issue in place through tapping into the mindset of stakeholders and examining government policy, and will collaborate to find solutions to this systemic issue.

Lush Valley Food Action Society

Gather and Share - local food distribution and engagement with the housing insecure

Food systems changes are needed to address the root causes of food insecurity and the unsustainability of global food systems. Through a process of community input and by deepening relationships with social housing partners, local growers, and people with lived experience, we are working together to co-create a new system of local food aggregation and distribution that serves the needs of and engages with those living in social housing across our region. This is a way to support new attitudes and behaviors, where benefits of local solutions far outweigh the local costs of the global food systems and where healthy local food and social innovation is at the heart of community well-being.

The Arthritis Society

Development and pilot testing of a culturally relevant and family-based self-management program for First Nations people with arthritis (Dr. Allen Lehman)

The project we propose will: 1) Develop a culturally-sensitive and family-based program for First Nations (FN) people and family members across BC to improve self-management of arthritis. 2) Evaluate the program in FN communities to find out if it improves social support from family, coping skills, and self-efficacy at managing arthritis symptoms after six months; and, 3) Improve the capacity for care and research by FN people for FN people.