About Vancouver ecoVillage Society


Non-Profit Reg. S-0064663



To build a consciously caring community providing therapeutic services and mental health wellness for all. 


To rethink our habit patterns about how we live on this earth, of food, of power, of garbage, sewage and housing, of our animals and especially each other, at best to come into balance, for ethical and survival reasons. 




The aims of our community programs are to


a. provide highly nutritious meals for hospital out-patients on low income;


b. provide gardening therapy for people with challenges; to empower them through skill development, physical coordination, integrated team-work, socialization and community building;


c. provide companionship, emotional support and improve the mental and physical well-being for people in need through animal-assisted therapy;


d. provide training and certification for therapy dogs and handlers;


e. provide foster care for the animal companions of hospital patients when adequate care is unavailable, and to help with the emotional and spiritual support of these patients through visits with their pets;



f. organize educational activities and workshops in support of these aims;

g. bring people across all barriers together to provide a viable system of emotional support and friendship.


Programs and Services


We are proud that Vancouver ecoVillage has been able to provide a variety of programs and services of benefit to communities across Greater Vancouver since 2012, in particular, our food bank, gardening therapy, pet therapy and fostering the animal companions of hospital patients.




Vancouver ecoVillage services and programs are open to all individuals and no annual membership is required. 


Board of Directors

Contact Board: director@vanecovillage.com

President: Alfonso Aragon, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investments

Secretary: Emily-anne Griffiths, Vice President, Backpack Buddies

Treasurer: Vera Lagasse, IEHP, Langara College

Marketing: Michelle Sturino, Ex-Regional Sales Millpledge Veterinary Canada


In partnership to make a difference that matters

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