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.


Pole Painting Project 2018



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  • Fernwood-Yoga-Den-Teachers

Meet the Yogis

Fernwood Yoga Den gets new digs

›› Ruben Anderson

Fernwood Yoga Den Open House
You’re invited!
Saturday, September 29th, 4-6pm
1310 Gladstone Avenue, main floor

Please join us in our new space, meet our teachers, and […]

  • Fernwood Pole Painting Project

Paint, community, & telephone poles

Paint-a-pole on ­Saturday, ­September 8th on Fernwood’s Pole ­Painting Day—it’s free!

›› Mila Czemerys

Fernwood has become known for our quirky, colourfully painted telephone poles. Where did all these paintings come from, you […]

  • FernwoodBites-LittleJune-Michelle Pichert Photography

New kid on the block: Little June

›› Adrian White

Nestled in the heart of Fernwood Square, Little June all-day café is the place to go for an early morning smile, an afternoon espresso, or a late-night drink.

Our […]

  • Fernwood Student Dinner

Student Dinner back & mural unveiling

›› Kathryn Juricic

Student Dinner returns in September!

The warm breeze of August is still in the air but we know what September beckons. With the changing of seasons comes the beginning […]

  • purple sprouting broccoli harvest

Winter vs. Summer Growing

Transitioning from ­summer to winter ­gardening

›› Alysha Punnett

A winter garden differs from a spring/­summer garden in a number of ways:

Rate of Growth
Plants don’t grow at the same speed in colder […]

  • Summer evening in Fernwood. Photo: Ruben Anderson

Reflecting on social enterprise

Self-reliance makes Fernwood better

›› Fernwood NRG

The opening of the new building at 1310 Gladstone completes a ­project that has been over five years in the making.

And with the sale of […]