World Community Overview (click to view)

World Community is a Comox Valley-based organisation (est. 1990). We 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 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. We have been the leading promoter of the concepts of Fair Trade in the Comox Valley. Our proceeds from fair trade sales also support local organizations such as Comox Valley Transition Society, Care-A-Van, and Aids Vancouver Island.

We are always on the lookout for community development opportunities.

Board of Directors (click to view)


  • Wayne Bradley
  • Chris Carter
  • Marni Davis
  • Janet Fairbanks
  • Marvin Haave
  • Murray Kennedy-MacNeill
  • Fran Kwiecien
  • Bridget Rivers-Moore
  • Lia Pesklevits
  • Scott Stanfield

World Community Film Festival – BC’s longest running social justice documentary Film Festival presented annually in Courtenay. Our 30th Festival will be presented virtually on Feb. 5 - 13th, 2021

Fair Trade Products - We sell Coffee, Tea, Chocolate and other products.

Primary Health Care Projects in Nicaragua are supported by proceeds from our fair trade product sales.

Film Series - World Community presents regular film screenings in the community.  

World Community Travelling Film Festival is annually presented in other communities and contribute to World Community’s aim of encouraging ongoing education.

Film Library - at The Bayside Café, 2760 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay.