Past Events

World Community Film Festival 2019

February 1 – February 2, 2019

This winter, Comox Valley Global Awareness Network is once again proud to be a sponsor of the World Community Film Festival. World Community is a Comox Valley-based organisation (est. 1990). They are a community of advocates working to foster a greater awareness of the social, economic and environmental consequences of human activity at both the local and global levels.

The organisation’s flagship event is BC’s longest running social justice documentary Film Festival, presented annually in Courtenay and several other communities through the World Community Traveling Film Festival. As World Community’s primary educational tool, the film festival screens current documentary films featuring the major emerging human development issues in our changing world.

World Community was an early pioneer in importing and selling fairly traded coffee in our community, and has used the resources from this social enterprise to support primary health care promoters in Nicaragua and El Salvador. They have been the leading promoter of the concepts of Fair Trade in the Comox Valley. Their proceeds from fair trade sales also support local organizations such as Comox Valley Transition Society, Care-A-Van, and Aids Vancouver Island.

They are always on the lookout for community development opportunities.

April 4, 2017: Decent Work for All BC2030 – Tell Your Next MLA What You Need

Not your usual candidate forum, ‘Decent Work For All’ offers you a chance to tell local candidates what you want and why that is important! All Candidates from the Courtenay/Comox and Mid-Island ridings will be invited as ‘Guest Listeners’ and be offered a short opportunity to speak in response to what they have heard!

In 2015, the Canadian Federal Government signed on to support the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at home and abroad. So far, the BC Provincial Government has not, even though many of the goals and targets outlined fall under Provincial Jurisdiction.

Goal #8 is to Provide Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Growth, Employment and Decent Work for All is especially important to Comox Valley citizens today and topics such as a living wage fall under Provincial jurisdiction.

The Changemaker Forum (2016)

The Changemaker Forum was a by-invitation two-day retreat intending to provide formal and informal leaders in our community with an opportunity to build relationships with each other and to build an inclusion focused Changemaker Network; build understanding of power, privilege and its impact on inclusion; add to inclusion work already being done by identifying next steps.

The ultimate goal of the Changemaker Forum was to enhance/ensure/support inclusive behaviour at individual, community and organizational levels by providing community leaders (formal and informal) with the understanding and the tools to add/change practices embedded in informal behaviours, systemic and organizational processes and systems. The documents and framework are linked on our Resources page.