Island Savings Community Endowment

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03 Jan

Saving Natural Shorelines in the Cowichan Valley

Natural shoreline habitats are threatened by recreation, residential development and upland land use practices. Due to these cumulative threats, communities are beginning to lose these critical habitats.

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14 Nov

Cultivating Communities through Food

According to Victoria Foundation’s 2014 Vital Signs Report, 1 in 7 people “eat less, because there is not enough money for food”.

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08 Sep

Students Support Scientists in Nanaimo

During the 2016/17 school year, the Nanaimo Science and Sustainability Society (NS3) will give fifth grade students from the Nanaimo region the opportunity to take part in their citizen science project.

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06 Apr

Inaugural Island Savings Community Endowment Grants Announced

Established in 2015, the Island Savings Community Endowment was created by Island Savings with a $2 million donation to the First West Foundation as a lasting legacy for the communities served by Island Savings.

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The Foundation was created on the vision of helping create vibrant and healthy communities. By working in partnership with local organizations, the Foundation seeks to actively contribute to meaningful projects that make a positive and lasting impact upon community life. Read more about us >>