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Community Grants

​​​Vision Zero Seed Grants

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), in partnership with the Public Health Association of BC (PHABC), is pleased to offer Vision Zero Seed Grants in support of community-driven road safety projects designed to reduce fatal and serious vehicle crashes. Motor vehicle collisions are one of the leading causes of unintentional injury death across all ages in BC. Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. The Safe System Approach (otherwise known as Vision Zero) views human life and health as paramount to all else and should be the first and foremost consideration when designing a road network.

Who can apply? First Nations, municipalities, regional districts, school districts and community organizations within the Vancouver Coastal Health Region (Vancouver, Richmond, North Shore, Sunshine Coast, Powell River, Sea-to-Sky, Central Coast, Bella Coola Valley) are eligible to apply for funding in support of projects taking place within the VCH region.

Information on the inaugural 2019/2020 grant recipients.

2020/2021 Grant Recipients

The application for the 2020/2021 Vision Zero Seed Grant cycle closed on July 17, 2020. The following six projects were selected as recipients of the Vision Zero Seed Grant for the 2020/2021 cycle:

  • Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society – Klatawa Cycles
  • Lund Community Society – Bike Lund Initiatives
  • Better Environmentally Sound Transportation – Living Streets 2020
  • Wuikinuxv Nation – Community Action Plan for Safer Roads (pending confirmation and acceptance by Wuikinuxv Nation)
  • Gibsons Elementary School Parent Advisory Council – Implementation of Safe Routes to School Map
  • Xa'Xtsa First Nation – 5 Nations Community Resource Road Visitor Survey

Should you be interested in learning more about a project, please contact community.investments@vch.ca and we would be happy to share additional details or facilitate an introduction.

Action Mini-Grants

VGH Trauma Services, in partnership with VCH Community Investments, is pleased to offer Action Mini-Grants in support of innovative community-driven partnerships and initiatives that promote the prevention of injuries in the Vancouver Coastal Health region.

ACTION Mini-Grants are available to non-for-profit organizations, local governments and First Nations for projects, partnerships and initiatives that serve residents in all or parts of the Vancouver Coastal Health region (Vancouver, Richmond, North Shore, Sunshine Coast, Powell River, Sea-to-Sky, Bella Coola Valley and/or Central Coast). Priority is given to initiatives that address at least one of the following VGH Trauma Services priority areas:

  • Seniors' Fall Prevention
  • Mental Wellness
  • Sports-related Injuries
  • Transport-related Injuries
  • Alcohol-related Injuries

2020/2021 Grant Recipients​

The following seven projects were selected as recipients of an Action Mini-Grant for the 2020/2021 cycle:

  • McCreary Centre Society – Increasing Awareness of Sports-related Injuries and Injury Prevention Among BC Youth
  • PHS Community Services Society – CMAP (Community Managed Alcohol Program) Outreach Support
  • Kiwassa Neighbourhood House – Be Creative, Be Active & Be Healthy (Seniors Fall Prevention)
  • Squamish Nation Y​uutsway Health Wellness and Recreation Services – Keep Moving Falls Prevention
  • Minoru Seniors Society – Fall Prevention Series 
  • VANDU (Vancouver Area of Network of Drug Users) – Alcohol Specific Harm Reduction Materials 
  • Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC ​ Skillfully Responding to Injury Prevention 

Previous Recipients