Tools & Resources Database

Our crop of tools and resources have been harvested from many sources and compiled here to help you cultivate and grow your farmers’ market and business. Whether you are a board member, market manager, or vendor, you will find a wide variety of useful reports, links, videos, and other documents to explore.

Arts BC
Useful links for non-profits, grants, and more
BC Employment Standards Branch
Government of BC
Board Fundamentals: Board Diversity and Inclusion
Vantage Point
Effective Leadership Board Governance – A Board Governance Training Manual [PDF]
BC Association of Farmers' Markets; Vancity (2016)
Effective Leadership Through Better Governance: A Board Governance Training Manual [Paper copy]
BC Association of Farmers’ Markets; Vancity (2016)
How to be an Awesome Board Member
BCAFM conference workshop with Whole Green Heart (2015)
Imagine Canada
Fundraising information from Sector Source, a project of Imagine Canada and the legacy of the Nonprofit Library and Risk Management and Insurance and Liability Resource Centre
Mediate BC
Did you know, a mediator can be appointed if a matter cannot be resolved in a timely manner. Not sure who to hire as a mediator? Mediate BC is a not-for-profit organization funded by the Government of BC and the Law Foundation that protects the public by managing the province’s designated roster of mediators and med-arb practitioners. You can learn more at where they also have a directory of conflict resolution practitioners.
Navigating and Communicating During a Crisis Toolkit
BC Association of Farmers' Markets (2016)
Putting it in writing: Getting started with policies and procedures
Charity Village (2013)
Tips for Dealing with Conflict
A general overview of how to deal more effectively with conflict in your professional and personal lives
Workplace Bullying and Harassment: Resource tool kit
Work Safe BC