News and Events
On December 6, 1989, 14 young women at Montréal’s Ecole Polytechnique were systematically murdered solely because they were female. A group of Vancouver feminists set out to create Canada’s first national monument to name and remember the 14 women.
Marker of Change: The Story of the Women’s Monument documents a seven-year struggle to create “something loving, something permanent” for all women murdered by men. Violence against women continues to increase with Indigenous women and girls being the most vulnerable.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Moira Simpson, the film’s producers, and members of the Women’s Monument Committee.
Everyone is welcome and admission is free, with donations to the Comox Valley Transition Society gratefully accepted. The film is presented by World Community, the Comox Valley Transition Society, the Comox Valley Art Gallery, and the Women’s Monument Committee.
On Dec. 6, the transition society will host a vigil on the plaza of the Comox Valley Art Gallery from noon to 1 p.m.
This exciting fair trade event will cover both floors of the Florence Filberg Centre in Downtown Courtenay. #savethedates! CLICK HERE : fiestaworldcraftbazaar.org
This will be a short meeting including the election of our board. New board members would be welcomed. Guest speakers Shams Alabhai and Tim Young from the Immigrant Welcome Centre will share a brief presentation about the work they do to assist new immigrants. To...
Imagine being deaf and being the defendant in a court case with no access to an interpreter. World Community’s film series continues with the award-winning documentary, Being Michelle (80 min). The film follows the astonishing journey of a deaf woman with autism who...
Whose stories are left out of historical archives? It has been said that history is written by the winners. World Community’s first film of the fall series, Unarchived (84 min) explores those left out of history in BC. All are welcome to watch this film together in the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College, Courtenay on Wednesday, October 4 at 7 pm.
World Community Film Festival and Cumberland Museum and Archives are collaborating to host filmmakers, Lisa Molomot and Alison Mountz, for two screenings of their award-winning documentary, Safe Haven (80 min). The film exposes realities and myths of Canada as a refuge for war resisters.
The first screening will be held on Thursday, July 20th at 7 pm at the Stan Hagen
Theatre, North Island College.
On Friday, July 21 st the second screening will be held at
the Cumberland Museum and Archives. The museum has limited seating so it is on a ‘first come’ basis.
Please note that due to lack of use and changes at Bayside Bistro, our film library will no longer be available.
An hour-long documentary about the remarkable life of a tea grower from northeast India, his love of nature and the world’s first “Elephant-Friendly” certified tea! Wednesday, May 10th at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay
Growing food has important impacts, either positive or negative, upon our planet and our climate. To Which We Belong (89 min), looks at the healthy benefits of holistic farming. This inspiring documentary screens Tuesday April 25th at 7pm in the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College.
This film is only available for one ‘in person’ screening. Everyone is welcome. Admission is by donation. FMI: Janet (250) 334-1840
Come visit our TinTown warehouse and pick up your fairly-traded organic products. Products can also be purchased in the Comox Valley and beyond. 2449C Rosewall Crescent, (Tin Town) Courtenay, BC. FMI: see our Fair Trade page.
What would you do if you suddenly lost your housing? World Community’s next film, Moving Day, screens at 7pm, Thursday March 16 at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College. Doors will open at 6:15pm to check out the displays from local groups working on these...
As BC continues to lose an average of six people each day to the toxic drug poisoning crisis, what is the current situation in the Comox Valley? How can we get past stigma to respond with compassion?
Join World Community and partner groups on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7pm at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, for an evening of film followed by a panel of Comox Valley advocates and agencies to learn about our local situation.
Experience opening night of the 32nd World Community Film Festival! The film festival showcases engaging and inspiring documentaries that highlight social and environmental justice stories from Canada and around the world. This critically acclaimed film festival is an incredible place to fuel your passions for community and planetary well being.
Dear Audrey (89 min.) is a new award-winning documentary about remarkable love that endures through all the challenges that Alzheimer’s can present. World Community’s film series continues with this extraordinary film on Thursday, December 1st at 7 pm in the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay. Everyone is welcome. Admission is by donation.
Help us set directions at the
World Community Future Vision Event
Thursday November 17, 6 – 9 pm, Creekside Commons Cohousing
Light refreshments will be provided.
Location: 2202 Lambert Drive, Courtenay
We are looking for your ideas & inspiration to chart directions for our future.
Visit us at our NEW LOCATION ACROSS THE STREET at 2449D Rosewall Cres.
From July to September 1990, two Mohawk communities in Quebec — Kanehsatà:ke and Kahnawá:ke — were thrust into a resistance against the Sûreté du Québec, the RCMP, and the Canadian Armed Forces.