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Il Centro

East Van Green

Over the past year Il Centro has developed several new "food system initiatives", specifically an Italian Market (Farmers' Market), a new Community Garden and an active food security education program in partnership with Fresh Roots Urban Farm and Slow Food Vancouver. The East Van Green initiative will build upon, and connect our existing food system activities through a "zero waste" project that will utilize a state of art food "composter" and turn our organic waste into compost which in turn will be used for our community garden and Fresh Root's urban farm located at Vancouver Technical High School-across the street from il Centro. In partnership with a local recycling company (Recycling Alternative) we will establish a closed loop demonstration project that will take organic waste from our garden, catering facilities, restaurant, and the urban farm, (located at Vancouver Technical High School), and turn it into compost for local usage. By linking our community garden, catering/food services, farmers' market, and our partner's local urban farm we hope to create a food system demonstration hub that will engage, educate and promote urban sustainability, local food production, access to local food, and organic waste management. The zero waste project will, we believe, create a micro-community demonstration model that can be replicated and utilized across the city.

Made in BC - Dance on Tour Dance Society

MiBC Province-Wide Community Engaged Programs - 3 year plan

Based on the success, lessons learned and direct feedback from our partners from the Northern BC 2013-14 Community-Engaged Dance Residencies Project, MiBC’s Province-Wide Community-Engaged Dance Residency Program plans to grow engagement with remote and underserved BC communities through extended dance residencies. The Program pairs professional dance artists with local community members for intensive periods of workshops and collaboration. Dance artists will be supported to expand their skills in community-engaged work through mentorship, training and peer sharing. Key to successful community participation are the Community Engagement Facilitators, regional champions who connect dance artists with the local community. This program will serve rural and urban participants, rural presenters and BC-based dance artists. The Program will focus on three BC Regions over three years: Southern Interior, Coastal/Island and Northern Communities. Partnering with regional presenters, the Program will support dance artists to delve deeper into community-engaged practice. Projects include: - Joe Ink Move It! Multi-generational workshops - 3 year multi-region - All Bodies Dance Project – Engaging mixed ability community & training/mentoring dance artists-3 year, lower mainland & Vancouver Island - MACHiNENOiSY - Queer Youth Program - Kelowna - Co. Erasga Dance - Diversity through dance -Northern region - Dancers of Damalahamid – First Nations residency – Moricetown/Smithers

Nelson CARES Society

Moving Together Phase III: Implementing a Transporation Action Plan for Kootenay Boundary Seniors

Moving Together Phases I & II: A Collaborative Approach to Addressing Seniors’ Transportation Barriers (2014, funded by Vancouver Foundation) identified specific transportation service gaps and barriers. A project Working Group of local stakeholders including local/regional transit managers, seniors, community services, and regional/municipal government developed solutions in three categories: Transit, Interior Health/Community Transportation Services, and Public Education & Marketing. The recommendations were presented to a larger regional-provincial stakeholder group that worked together to identify challenges and opportunities for implementation. The most promising recommendations emerging from this gathering were formulated into an Action Plan. Moving Together Phase III: Implementing a Transportation Action Plan for Kootenay Boundary Seniors, will operationalize the Action Plan in two segments: 1) A Transportation Animator position to connect seniors to appropriate transportation services, raise community awareness of seniors transportation challenges (including health professionals and community services providers), and promote collaboration among transportation providers; and, 2) Policy, Practice & Project Development to further develop and/or implement the remaining recommendations through participation in wider transportation initiatives with partner groups, i.e. the West Kootenay Transit Committee, City of Nelson, and Interior Health (IH).