Community Food Atlas


Please note, the Community Food Atlas is under construction.

We will let you know when the new website is ready.

— The Community Food Atlas is a joint initiative of Island Health, the Public Health Association of BC and the University of Victoria. In addition to being an interactive, visual platform for community food security programs, it is a “live” directory that can be updated by participating organizations at any time. The Atlas provides current information about programs and services available to the public such as:

  • community gardens
  • gardening workshops
  • gleaning programs
  • farmers markets
  • meal programs, meal-bags, & snacks
  • food banks & food cupboards
  • good food boxes
  • food vouchers
  • nutrition workshops
  • cooking classes
  • community kitchens

The Food Atlas relies on community organizations to enter their own program information and to keep the Atlas up to date – the more groups that participate, the more successful the Atlas will be as a community tool for improving food access and food security awareness in the Vancouver Island Health Region.

Why Use the Community Food Atlas?

Networking and Marketing

The Community Food Atlas can act as a valuable networking tool for food security organizations to get to know others working in their field, within their own communities, and throughout the health region. The atlas is also an excellent platform to provide current information about programs and services to other organizations and the community at large.

Client and Patient Referrals

Dietitians, nutritionists, and other professionals working in the field of food security can use the Community Food Atlas as a referral tool to direct their clients to specific, food-related resources and programs in their communities.


The Community Food Atlas is an excellent research tool for community organizations, universities, governments, and other institutions to find up to date information on organizations and programs available for food security in the health region.


Teachers and others in the field of education can use this tool as a resource for both themselves and for their students to learn about food resources in their neighborhoods.

Project News

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Upcoming Events

    • Organic Master Gardener Course

      Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - Thursday, May 18, 2017
      Organic Master Gardener in Duncan! CGC will host this dynamic 8-week course from Gaia College March 28 - May 18 (Tuesday and Thursday evenings). Learn the foundations of organic land care - topics include: soil biology, botany, composting, soil fertility, waterwise gardening, permaculture, garden installation, tree pruning, landscape health, and garden design. Be prepared for a paradigm shift! Tuition: $695 + GST Space is limited, register early! Register at the Garden Pantry Store, 360 Duncan Street, Duncan. There will be a FREE information session on Monday March 14th at 6:00 pm at CGC. For more information call Nora at 250.748.8506
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