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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  • Oaklands Community Needs Assessment

It’s time we talked about Oaklands

Community Needs Assesment coming up

›› Hazel Lyder

We at the Oaklands ­Community ­Association want to deepen our ­understanding of how we can contribute to making Oaklands a better place to live. […]

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Fernwood gets an urban flower farm

Welcome City Fields Flower Farm

›› Mila Czemerys

In backyards across Victoria, spring is ­starting to make its presence felt. This is especially exciting for the four flower ­farmers who make up […]

  • Neighbour Day Victoria BC May 7 2017

Meet your Neighbour Day – May 7, 2017

Do you ever get the feeling that people don’t know their neighbours these days?
›› Jennifer Chown

If you do get that feeling, you’re right. In a 2012 survey by the Vancouver […]

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Fernwood Inn reinvests in community

Fernwood Inn turns ten; plans to open a new restaurant

›› Kathryn Juricic

The Fernwood Inn is having a big year. First of all, on April 2nd, they turned ten—ten! That’s a […]

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SKAM: Community focused theatre

›› Ross Currie

SKAM’s origins can be traced back to short one acts in a Chinatown café in 1995. The name is an acronym for its ­founders: Sarah Donald, Karen Turner, Amiel ­Gladstone […]