The CaGBC is Canada's only member-based organization that is purely dedicated to the advancement of green building across the country.
Together, with our members here in British Columbia, and the vast network of industry professionals associated with our other six Chapters across the country, we can all play a vital role in the advancement and successful transformation of Canada's built environment.
In addition to the numerous benefits associated with membership such as discounts on education and events, access to information and Canada's largest network of green building professionals, your membership plays a valuable role in the Council's advocacy work and development and deployment of green building education.
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Legacy Event 2017
The CaGBC’s Annual Legacy Event gives our members the opportunity to donate their time and skills to leave a positive impact on the host city of the CaGBC’s annual conference ‘Building Lasting Change’. In 2015 we partnered with Gordon Neighbourhood House in Vancouver, building large planter boxes to be used to fill the community Food Bank, and in 2016 we chose Eva’s Phoenix in Toronto, which provides transitional housing for 50 homeless youth.
For 2017, we have chosen Champlain Place, a BC Housing facility in South Vancouver. Champlain Place provides housing assistance for seniors, persons with disabilities and families, with around 100 units in total at the site. BC Housing develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options across the province, and aims to make a positive difference in people’s lives and communities through safe, affordable and quality housing.
This year’s legacy project will transform an underutilized and dilapidated garden area into a focal point for the use of the resident community, complete with a picnic style seating area, flower planters and a colourful mural. The on-site kids club will help design the mural and young members of the community will be engaged in the revitalization of this area. Our goal is to create a garden that will be visited often, and used by residents young and old to grow fruit and vegetables, or to just relax within a natural calming environment. The event will be held April 22 on Earth Day, which aims to inspire and support people across Canada to connect with nature and build resilient communities.
Contact Helen Phillips, Chapter Engagement Specialist by email, or phone at (604) 282-7794 if you want to find out more.