Why do I believe in community investment cooperatives?

This is my grandson. I became involved with the Vancouver Island Community Investment Cooperative because of all our children and grandchildren. We need to do better, we need to create a social economy that supports families being able to raise children, and work and live on this island. The Investment Cooperative provides a vehicle for financial investment that stays here on the Island, invested in local communities.

What kind of projects are dear to me on Vancouver Island?

I became involved with VICIC in January 2015, because I believed that partnering with Indigenous communities on green energy, local Indigenous harvest and affordable housing would be a positive step towards reconciliation. Working and living together fosters greater understanding, better relations and a more supportive community.

What local Vancouver Island products do you support?
Tree Island Yogurt, locally produced from grass-fed dairy herds; local breweries, wineries and distillers; and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified wood products from community forests and indigenous woodlots and tenures.