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Solar Colwood is a shining example of a
successful community partnership.
— Judith Cullington, Former City of Colwood Councillor
The Of ce of Sustainability works with Royal Roads Communications and Advancement (CA) and has forged many community partnerships over the past  ve years. For example, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed with Sooke School District #62 supporting a Nature Kindergarten program, in which kindergarten children use university grounds as their nature classroom and playground.
Further, the growth of our new partnerships with the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance and the Convening Action for Vancouver Island group, have resulted in the university’s participation in the Vancouver Island 2065 initiative.
Under the banner of social enterprise, the CA department and Of ce of Sustainability have worked together with the Social Catalyst Partnership, which includes organizations such as VanCity, United Way of Greater Victoria, Volunteer Victoria, Community Planning Council, Uvic, Camosun College and Synergy Enterprise.
Royal Roads University and the department of Indigenous Education and Students Services are collaborating to build a sustainable, respectable working relationship with the Xwsepsum (Esquimalt), Lekwungen (Songhees), Scia’new (Beecher Bay), and T’Sou-ke (Sooke) Nations by creating opportunities for ongoing conversations to build innovative ideas that bene t students, faculty, staff and their communities. Royal Roads University’s vision is that “we connect people, ideas and experiences to change lives and the world.” Community partnerships with the university’s Of ce of Sustainability and CA exemplify this vision.
On-going sustainability-focused community partnerships
2009 2014
Partnerships Memorandum of Understanding
Indicator: Number of sustainability-focused community partnerships
Target: Continue to create and nature partnerships and provide opportunities for student projects and cooperative work experiences within the Westshore and Greater Victoria communities.
Partnerships strengthen Royal Roads University’s positive reputation and further the opportunities for students and faculty to undertake research and projects on real world challenges that can result in direct bene ts to the local and global communities.
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Esquimalt Lagoon Stewardship Initiative (ELSI)
Park Elders Society of British Columbia & Parks Canada
City of Colwood
Go Beyond BC Climate Action
Child Nature Alliance of Canada Nature Conservancy of Canada
Wetland Stewardship Partnership
Solar Colwood
Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST)
Westshore Chamber of Commerce Ready Set Solve!
Sooke School District #62
CRD Roundtable on the Environment
Vancouver Island 2065 Initiative Social Catalyst Partnership

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