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.




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Friendly Giant rooted in Fernwood

›› Kathryn Juricic

Friendly Giant is a Fernwood-owned ­business. For seven and a half years the husband and wife duo, Chelsea and Shawn Vinesen, were operating out of their home on […]

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FernFest 2018 – June 22 & 23, 2018

›› Kathryn Juricic

Our neighbourhood celebration has grown—but remains a gathering of friends. Every year amazing local musicians and ­performers grace the gazebo and this year is no ­different. FernFest is […]

  • The Brass

Musicians of FernFest 2018

›› Ross Currie

The Brass

The Brass is a community-based, non-auditioned brass ensemble founded three years back by bandleader Julia Knight. It’s a “huge mix of people, all adults. Everyone from professional […]

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FernFest 2018 Market Guide

50+ vendors in the heart of Fernwood

›› Mila Czemerys

The FernFest Artisan Market is a great place to find those special, handmade, local ­treasures. With over 50 artisans and local makers, […]

  • Fernwood Art Stroll 2018

Fernwood Art Stroll – June 9 & 10, 2018

On June 9th & 10th, check out the many ­Fernwood-based artists in our annual Art Stroll

›› Margaret Hantiuk

This year, the 11th Annual Fernwood Art Stroll will be taking place over […]

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The Family Theatre Festival

3 Days of Great ­Performances, 2 New Locations, and a World Premiere!

›› Misha Handman

Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People is proud to announce our upcoming Family Theatre Festival, taking place on […]