Announcing our first round of Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grants

The Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grants (R-NSG) program has received a strong response from our communities and we're excited to announce the first round of funded projects! Feel free to reach out to project leaders for details about the projects or how to get involved. Projects are evaluated on a rolling basis and granting decisions are made approximately every two weeks. Learn more about R-NSG.

We would also like to acknowledge the Westcoast Community Resources Society (WCRS) for being such a great community partner, supporting the CBT to deliver the NSG program for over 5 years. This year, WCRS has stepped it up in helping adapt to COVID-19 by incorporating e-transfers (instead of cheques) into the R-NSG process. 

Leader: Sophie L'Homme ( 
Project: We want to thank you so much (virtual choir showcasing the Wickaninnish Elementary singing group as a tribute/thank you to the front-line workers of our region)

Leader: Leah Austin (
Project: Virtual Chicken Social (zoom gatherings to allow chicken-keepers and chicken enthusiasts to share experience, including a "virtual chicken coop tour")

Leader: Carly Butler ( 
Project: Ucluelet Artist Collective - Website for Ucluelet Artists (website to showcase Ukee artists will be launched in mid-May; any Ucluelet-based visual artist can request to be added to the site)

Leader: Dede Monette (
Project: Virtual Family Yoga (will provide yoga classes for three distinct population segments: Elder's chair yoga, kids yoga, and guided meditation for all ages) 

Leader: Nicole Gervais (
Project: Virtual Kids Clay Classes (teaching kids to make clay creations by hand incorporating materials they can find in nature or around the home)

Leader: Paula Robertson (
Project: Yew Wood Little Green Thumbs (physically distant youth gardening initiative for the 21 children who live in the Yew Wood neighbourhood of Tofino)

Leader: Anna Bichel (
Project: Growing Food at Hospital Garden (growing food plants and flowers at Tofino General Hospital for the enjoyment and sharing by staff, patients, and hospital kitchen)

Leader: Emre Bosut (
Project: Mental Health First Aid (virtual delivery of Red Cross mental health first aid courses focusing on self-care and care for others)

2019 Neighbourhood Small Grants Announced

October 29, 2019
We're so grateful for all the amazing community members who are taking on a Neighbourhood Small Grant project this year This blog post includes a list of all the funded projects, the organizers, the approximate dates, and a summary of the project in the organizers' words. Make sure to check out what events are happening in your neighbourhood!