Community Virtuals

 

Get Connected, Get Inspired, Get Funded

Looking for inspiration to make your neighbourhood even better?

Meet us online for our newly created Community Virtuals series of Lunch and Learns. Topics are centered around ideas to help build strong, resilient neighbourhoods, including personal connections within communities. 

 Join us online:

“The Great Disconnect” Documentary and Discussion - Wednesday, December 9, 12 pm- 1:30 pm
In December, a time when loneliness can be extra challenging, the Neighbourhood Team will host a screening and discussion of “The Great Disconnect”, a documentary the health and social impacts of loneliness about why neighbourhood connections are so important.  The film will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Tamer Soliman and retired UVic professor Dr. Trevor Hancock, who is featured in the film.

Register here for a free ticket to "The Great Disconnect."

Watch The Great Disconnect Trailer here.

Victoria's own Dr. Trevor Hancock is featured in the film.  Get a sneak peak of what he has to say now.

Previous Events:

Trees in the City Panel - Wednesday, November 18, 12 pm – 1 pm
Thanks to everyone who joined us and connected with our City of Victoria Urban Forest staff and community partner organizations on all the ways to "Have you Tree and Eat it too!" This lunch and learn explored the importance and impact of the urban forest, how residents and communities can get involved with the Trees in Cities Challenge, explored City resources to choose the best tree for your property, community food tree initiatives and harvesting opportunities in the wider community.

Thanks to special guests from the James Bay Neighbourhood Association's Urban Food Tree Stewardship program and LifeCycle Project Society's Fruit Tree Project for joining us!


 

Coming Soon in 2021:
The Community Virtuals series will continue in the New Year with a session on Engaging your Neighbours, and others on Placemaking, Food in the City and the Power of Community Art.  Stay tuned for details.

My Great Neighbourhood Grants
Once you have an idea for a community project or event apply for a My Great Neighbourhood Grant.  Up to $5,000 is available per grant for projects and up to $1,000 for activities.  Learn more here.

For more information about Community Virtuals: neighbourhoods@victoria.ca