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 to continue to create the neighbourhood we all wish we had grown up in.






  • 7 Rays Metaphysical Store Fernwood

Let’s get metaphysical

›› Richard Di Castri

7-Rays brings a metaphysical note into the artistic mix of Fernwood Village. The term Metaphysics refers to the laws governing consciousness and universal principles which enrich personal awareness. 7-Rays is a gallery […]

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Fernwood Lights Debuts

Light up the last Sunday in November with hundreds of neighbours, taste amazing things, and support a great cause

›› Mila Czemerys & Kathyrn Juricic

It’s a brisk November evening in ­Fernwood Square. Hundreds of ­people have […]

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What is Capoeira?

›› Tracey Murphy

Capoeira is a martial art that combines ­elements of fight, acrobatics, music, dance and ritual. Capoeira was created nearly 500 years ago in Brazil by African people taken from their homes and kept […]