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:
Chris Carter, Janet Fairbanks, Marvin Haave, Murray Kennedy-MacNeill, Fran Kwiecien, Kim Nanuan, Bridget Rivers-Moore.
Film Festival: Our 32nd Annual Film Festival will be held on Feb 3, 2023 at the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay. Since 2021 (Covid), we have presented some of our festival films virtually. Our festival schedule will appear on our website by early December 2022.
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, Tea, Olive Oil and Za’atar Spice. 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.
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.