About Us

World Community is a Comox Valley-based non-profit 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 local and global levels.


Board of Directors:

Evelyn Carruthers, Chris Carter,  Janet Fairbanks,  Marvin Haave, Heather Huen, Kim Nanuan, Bridget Rivers-Moore.

Film Festival:  Our 33rd Annual Film Festival was held Feb 2-3, 2024 at the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay. 

Film Series:  Throughout the year, we hold film screenings featuring documentary films from around the world. Often these events are admission by donation.

Fair Trade Products – We sell coffee and tea. 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. We also work with Fertile Ground to import and sell tea from Assam India.

Community Engagement at North Island College, Sept. 2022

Through a partnership with Fertile Ground, we sell organic, fairly traded Tea from Assam, India, which raises awareness about sustainable agriculture and improves  living conditions of tea-workers

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.