Village Vancouver

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

The Transition Movement

Village Vancouver is part of a global movement and integrated network in 45 countries of:

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, Networks, and Projects -- including Neighbourhood Food Networks -- 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


Special Announcements

Three Canada Summer Jobs Employment Opportunities w/Village Vancouver

--Administrative and Programming Assistant

--Promotion & Outreach Assistant

--Assistant Seed Librarian & Community Gardener

7 weeks @35 hours/week between June 13th-August 8th, 2018 at our Field House office in Strathcona Park. 

In accordance with Canada Summer Jobs guidelines, applicants must:

  • be registered full-time students during the preceding academic year and have intentions to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year

  • be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or have official refugee protection stats, and be legally entitled to work in Canada

  • be between the ages of 15 and 30 

Deadline for Applications: 4 pm Tuesday, June 12th, 2018. Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest in this position and your eligibility for employment, and a resume, including three references and their contact information, by email to 

For more details: Village Vancouver Employment Opportunities 



Village Vancouver Events

June-August 2018

We have over 125 workshops, events, garden parties and other activities scheduled over the next 2 months. Check them out!


Highlights: VV Demo Sustainable Village @Main St. Car Free Day (Jun 17), Westside Food Festival (Jul 5-Aug 9)

Sun Jun 10 10 am-noon VV Permaculture Plots work party (Cottonwood Community Garden)

Sun Jun 10 1-2:30 pm Community Potluck, Seed Library & Sprouts Workshop (WE Community Centre)

Sun Jun 10 2:30-3:30 pm West End Urban Garden Club and Benefitting from Invasive Weeds Workshop (WE Community Centre)

Sun Jun 10 4-6:30 pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Mon Jun 11 6:30-8 pm Intro to Fermenting (Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre)

Tue Jun 12 1-3 pm Intro to Fermenting (Thunderbird Community Centre)

Tue Jun 12 6:30-8:30 pm Healthy Soil for a Great Garden (Champlain Heights Community Centre)

Tue Jun 12 6:30-8:30 pm Sauerkraut Fermentation (WE Community Centre)

Wed Jun 13 6:30-8:30 pm Fermented Ginger Sodas (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Thu Jun 14 6-7 pm Kits Village June Recycling Depot & Seed Library (Kits Communty Centre)

Sat Jun 16 noon-7 pm VV-West End Neighbourhood Food Network Booth & Community Seed Library at West End Car Free Day (Denman, near WE Community Centre)

Sun Jun 17 noon-7 pm VV Demonstration Sustainable Village & Music Stage at Main St. Car Free Day (east side of Main St., 13th street intersection & between 12th and 13th)

Mon Jun 18 1-2 pm VV Green Streets Garden work party (TBC) (Kits)

Wed Jun 20 6:30-8:30 Wild Herbal and Mineral Vinegars (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Wed Jun 20 6:30-8:30 pm Permaculture Vancouver June Meetup (TBC) (Potluck and Workshop) 

Sat Jun 23 10 am-12:30 pm Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden Work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

Sat Jun 23 1-4 pm VV-West End Neighbourhood Food Network Booth & Community Seed Library at Strawberry Festival (Barclay Manor)

Sun Jun 24 10-noon pm VV Permaculture Plots work party (TBC) (Cottonwood Community Garden)

Sun Jun 24 2-3 pm VV Green Streets Garden work party (TBC) (Kits)

Sun Jun 24 3-5:30 pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden work party (Time TBC) (Billy Bishop Legion Hall)

Sat Jun 30 10 am-12:30 pm Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture Garden Work Party (Aberthau Mansion - WPG Community Centre)

click here for July and August events

   including the Westside Food Festival     July 5 -August 9


Volunteer with Village Vancouver


75 ways you can help make Vancouver more resilient

We garden together in Kits, Pt. Grey, and Strathcona. If you're interested in gardening with us:

Sat Apr 7 3:30-4:30 pm

VV 2018 Gardening & Permaculture Opportunities Info Session

(VV Strathcona Park Fieldhouse)

For more info on VV events:

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


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Village engages individuals, neighbourhoods & organizations to take actions that build sustainable communities & have fun doing it. Join us!

Donate or Join VV Transition Society

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Become a Monthly Donor here or here (click on desired option before hitting subscribe):

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Latest Activity

VV Events's event was featured

Kits June Free Plastic Recycling Depot and Seed Library (@Kits Community Centre) at Kits Community Centre

June 14, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm
Sheila Kirkby's 2 events were featured
Celina Starnes's event was featured

Discover the Birds of Lost Lagoon VIBF at Stanley Park

August 20, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm
Celina Starnes posted events
Jun 12

Ongoing Courses/Activities

Interested in participating in a VV garden? Contact us at

Interested in getting involved with VV in other ways? check out

Southern BC Permaculture Design Certificate March 11, 2018-June 9, 2019

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