Moving forward together: A sneak peak into Fernwood NRG’s vision

>> Chantille Viaud

As we come into a new year, we at Fernwood NRG are excited to share a glimpse of our ongoing strategic planning journey. Over the past year, we’ve engaged in heartfelt conversations with our community members, our participants, our staff, volunteers, and board. Together, we’ve been crafting a new vision, mission, and values […]

By |February 9th, 2024|Editorial|0 Comments

Strategic planning insights

›› Chantille Viaud

Excitement filled the air at the Field of Dreams during FernFest as members of the community connected with our team at our booth. The purpose was to gain insights into the community’s hopes and dreams for Fernwood and receive valuable feedback on the organization’s role within the neighbourhood. As our organization continues its […]

By |August 1st, 2023|Editorial|0 Comments

FernFest – June 16 & 17, 2023

›› Mila Czemerys

You are invited to FernFest, Fernwood’s annual free, community-based, music, art, and family festival organized by Fernwood NRG. It’s all happening on Friday, June 16 from 5-10pm and Saturday, June 17 from 11:30am to 10pm in Fernwood Square and beyond. Join the fun as we showcase local musicians and artists you may not […]

By |June 8th, 2023|Editorial|0 Comments

Sharing Opportunities and Challenges

>> Chantille Viaud

Last week Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) report confirmed what many of us have known for a while from friends or personal experience: that rent prices have grown at a record pace while the vacancy rates are the lowest since 2001.

Also last week, Victoria’s city council adopted the missing middle program, aimed […]

By |February 17th, 2023|Editorial|0 Comments

Supporting child care professionals

›› Eric Swanson

We’re at a historic moment for child care, in BC and across Canada. Promises by the provincial and federal governments to build a quality $10aDay system are becoming reality. The number of life-changing $10aDay spaces – including those provided by Fernwood NRG – is steadily increasing, as are fee reductions for those still […]

By |December 5th, 2022|Editorial|0 Comments

Uncomfortable truths in a crisis

›› Paul Taylor

It’s been an exhausting few weeks.

As we continue navigating a pandemic recovery, coupled with skyrocketing housing and food prices, we are also witnessing a humanitarian crisis unfold before our eyes.

The situation in Ukraine has left me grappling with uncomfortable truths.

Like the way that protest is treated as either righteous or unrighteous, depending on […]

By |April 11th, 2022|Editorial|0 Comments

Earth Day and climate justice

›› Chantille Viaud

Last year an atmospheric heat dome ­demonstrated, in a single day of extreme heat, what the impacts of climate change look like for people living all across B.C., not just in flood or wildfire-affected areas. And the people most affected by it were the people least likely to be able to afford a […]

By |April 10th, 2022|Editorial|0 Comments