Village Vancouver

Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities

Want a quick peak into a bible of Transition, The Transition Companion?

Click on this image to open the book and you'll be able to read several chapters.

Get involved

Have a desire to advance ecological sustainability, community resiliency, regeneration & self-reliance, and social well-being in Vancouver? To connect with others in your community to create positive local responses to things like climate disruption, depletion of natural assets and economic instability and inequity? Grow more food? Learn how to fix your bike or prepare for an emergency? Get your Permaculture Design Certificate? Share a meal or swap stuff with your neighbours? Save heritage seeds? Engage in placemaking in your neighbourhood ? Participate in a more localized economy and consume less? Bioremediate your community?

Check out our Villages, Groups and Networks, including Neighbourhood Food, and Projects  -- VV's centres of creativity where constructive dialogue leads to connection, collaboration, and inspired action in fun and satisfying ways!

We run on people power - join our website and/or  the Village Vancouver Transition Society and get involved. Don't wait for an invitation; find folks on your own and "grab the reins." (We can help! - contact

Village Vancouver is part of a global movement and integrated network of:

Ongoing Courses/Events

Click on a listing for more information, including how to contact the instructor to ask to visit a single session or find out when the next similar course is offered.

*Drop-in "Spaghetti" Nights are back! Spaghetti nights resume in September.

Gaiacraft: Low-cost, flexible Permaculture Design Courses  September 2014 to November 2015.


Special Announcements

Neighbour Savour V - Village Vancouver's 5th annual community potluck for 300

Monday, October 6th 6 to 9 pm

Heritage Hall 15th and Main

Tasty food, community info tables, kids activities, pay-it-forward gift exchange, seed library, and live local music --

Leah Barley, Just Duets, Tim Mar, and      2014 Canadian Folk Music Awards nominee   Chris Ronald

RSVP here


6th Annual

Sustenance Festival 2014:

Making Connections, Building Relationships

A city-wide, food-inspired festival

October 5th -19th

Village Vancouver is pleased to be a Community Sponsor and once again offer a dozen plus events, activities, and workshops, in partnership with various Community Centres, Neighbourhood Houses, Neighbourhood Food Networks, other community groups, and the Vancouver Public Library. Over 60 events in all, at close to 30 different locations around town.


Arbutus Corridor Gardens/Green Space Petition

As you may be aware, gardens representing over 10% of community garden plots in Vancouver are under threat of removal by CP Rail. For further information and/or if you'd like to help support the Arbutus Corridor gardens and green space by signing the online petition:


A quick open note to all members of the Village Vancouver Website about email spam.

We don't and won't allow it.  We never have. We also never release any member email addresses.  Every member of this website has complete control of exactly what email messages are received from the site, such as announcements of our monthly newsletter, local Village announcements, invitations to events, comments on a blog post, or what have you.  On your unique member Email Settings page (linked from this text), if you decide to, you can toggle off any or all emails from this site.  The final button at the bottom of that settings page shuts off all emails from the Village Vancouver site entirely, including your friends on the site, your local Village coordinators, and Village Vancouver as a whole.  (Remember to press SAVE.)  You have total control over your inbox.  Use it wisely, and please stay in touch.


To find previous News Blasts and Special Announcements, go to this page.


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Volunteer Opportunities

Village Vancouver is a volunteer-driven organization, so if you want to change the world, roll up your sleeves and volunteer with us!


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Events posted in "Events" on the website by the 25th will generally be listed in the Newsletter Calendar.


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If you have to leave your village, how will you get where you want to go? By car? Preferably not, both for your wallet and the earth’s sake. This category is for all discussions relating to how we all get around.

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A human right? After food, most feel shelter is the most important necessity. A place of shelter is also the start of a community. This category is for all things relating to shelter, housing, affordable housing, homes, renewable heating systems, green buildings, heritage, and our built environment in general.

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