Fernwood NRG is a social enterprising non-profit organization run by and for the residents of Fernwood, a neighbourhood in Victoria, BC.

Since 1979, our non-profit organization has provided child care and family programs, as well as offered recreational activities through the Fernwood Community Centre. In August 2005, we purchased the Cornerstone Building, and fourteen months later, we opened the Cornerstone Apartments, which provides affordable housing to four families. Soon after, we opened the Cornerstone Cafe, Fernwood’s living room. In 2008, we built a beautiful house on Yukon Street, the Park Place Apartments, creating affordable housing for six more families. Read more here

We could not have achieved what we have without our funders, supporters, and friends. Please consider making a donation, and you can help us create the neighbourhood we all wish we had grown up in.



Affordable Housing

In the middle of the last decade, the main social issue in Victoria was the lack of affordable housing, especially for families.READ MORE

Community Centre

The Fernwood Community Centre houses family and recreational programs including full-time Child Care programs.READ MORE

Good Food Box

Good Food Box provides affordable access to local and regional high quality produce for people within the CRD.READ MORE


  • Social Enterprise: Why it works for Fernwood NRG

Social Enterprise: Why it works for Fernwood NRG

Our neighbourhood supports our businesses, our businesses support our neighbourhood

Social Development and Social Innovation Minister Don McRae showcased social enterprises on the legislature lawn today as part of Social Enterprise Month, including […]

  • Ferrocement raised beds

Ferrocement raised beds

>> Solara Goldwynn

Two raised beds were created for the Fernwood Community Centre Kitchen Garden. The beds will provide growing space for annual vegetable food production to be used by the chef at […]

  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Herbal medicine in our gardens

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Herbal medicine in our gardens

>> Lindsay Hounslow

Home gardens are one way to enhance our relationships with the environment and the supportive resources it offers. The process of gardening and harvesting plants promotes holistic well-being based on […]