We are all volunteers
VIC FAN is starting its tenth year as a registered non-profit society in Coast Salish and Nuu-chah-nulth territory, Vancouver Island, BC. The collective is led by women, and two of the five directors are indigenous grandmothers. We don't have paid staff or fancy offices. We don't receive government grants or corporate sponsorships. Our funding comes from the community and goes directly to our projects.
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Contact Zoe: ten.puesir|tsaocdliw#ten.puesir|tsaocdliw
Forest Action Hotline, day or night: 1-250-813-3569
Send letters and donations to VIC FAN, PO Box 75, Port Renfrew BC V0S 1K0.
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What we accomplished in 2015
Raised over $50,000 for Unist'ot'en Camp and the Healing Centre
Coordinated the Caravan to Unist'ot'en Camp for the fourth year
Helped more than two hundred volunteers get to the camp
Delivered five tons of food and supplies
Raised legal hell over RCMP threats
We are only a few volunteers but this project has thousands of supporters worldwide. Thank you all!
Become a community sponsor
Supporters on Vancouver Island and across the continent help supply our teams with camping gear, food, and travel to frontline occupations year-round. Ask about joining our Community Hall of Fame.
We regret that Revenue Canada does not allow advocacy groups to issue tax receipts.
Get on the team
Be a part of this movement! Join land defenders, pipeline blockaders, and their supporters across BC. Become a sponsor for our comrades defending the Wild Coast and all over Turtle Island.
On southern Vancouver Island, Wild Coast Action Teams are mapping old-growth forest and challenging unethical and illegal development with members of the Pacheedaht First Nation.
Participate in days of action, art, and training in the city and out in the bush. This historic movement to protect land and water needs you.
Fight to win
Support our work: VIC FAN is autonomous, anti-racist, eco-feminist, and fierce in defense of the land. Our work is 100% community-funded, with no grants from big business, Big Greens or any governments.
FAN vs. Enbridge: We started an international divestment campaign to drop Enbridge stock, starting with Vancity Credit Union. FAN coordinates the annual Caravan to Unis'tot'en Camp to support indigenous people blocking the pipeline route in Northern BC.
FAN vs. Marine Trail Resort: Defeated a West Vancouver developer's plan for a 300-home subdivision along Juan de Fuca Marine Trail Park. This plan for a massive vacation-home development between China Beach and Sombrio Beach was an unacceptable violation of a much-loved wilderness trail. FAN mobilized thousands of residents to the island's largest public hearing, and delivered the legal report that knocked that plan out of the park.
FAN vs. Bear Mountain: Fought to preserve indigenous heritage sites at SPAET (Skirt Mountain) and exposed developer Len Barrie's unethical and illegal practices, which helped lead to his downfall at the hands of creditors and Revenue Canada. Barrie is bankrupt, but many indigenous heritage sites remain on SPAET.
Grant funding (Freedonia) 4975
Online crowd-funding 12,515.75
Benefits and community donations 13,172.94
Total income 30,663.69
- Tse Wedi Elh (Unist'ot'en Clan) 20,481.15
- Caravan to Unis'tot'en Camp 6606.46
Printing, web hosting, mail, and office 3169.00
Total expenses 30,256.61
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