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Polarization of generations is broken down at the Victoria Film Festival's Free B Fest

Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival

The Victoria Film Festival brings the world to Victoria. Curating presentations of unique art, ideas and lifestyles from across Canada and around the world. Offering year-round screenings at The Vic...
Clements Centre Society

Clements Centre Society

Supporting people of the Cowichan region to participate meaningfully in all aspects of community life by providing services and programs that enhance the lives of children and youth with special...
cover of Island Pathways 40-page history booklet, 1988-2013

Island Pathways

Working on Salt Spring Island to help create a safe, healthy, non-motorized environment to make our island safer for all road users.

Umbrella Society for Addictions and Mental Health

We've been there. We can help.
Victoria Brain Injury SocietyVictoria Day Parade 2013

Victoria Brain Injury Society

Victoria Brain Injury Society gives survivors and their loved ones long term support through the journey of life after brain injury.
The ABC's of Physical Literacy encourage activity for lifeFinding community at The Cridge Village Senior's Centre

The Cridge Centre for the Family

...because love is the bottom line.
Artemis Place Society logoArtemis Place Society - in the kitchen

Artemis Place Society

Artemis Place Society runs the Artemis Young Parent Program and Artemis Place Secondary School for young women ages 15-19 who have faced challenges finding success in the public school system or who...
Victoria Conservatory of Music - Students at play!Music for all ages

Victoria Conservatory of Music

At VCM we are Breathing Music into Life! Throughout our history our mission has remained the same: "To enrich lives through music in a thriving community accessible to all." Today our...
A young boy has his hand up to a computer screen and is learning to read using screen magnification assistive technologyMason and his mom sit with a tactile book in front of them while Mason touches the tactile image of a hand.

CNIB, BC Yukon Division

CNIB is a registered charity, passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and...

Vancouver Island Providence Community Association (Providence Farm)

Our focus shall be upon the renewal of body and spirit, and upon people caring for the soil, and the soil nurturing the people.
NEED2 LogoTURN IT UP

NEED2: Suicide Prevention, Education and Support

NEED2′s goal is suicide prevention, education and support. We are working to create a suicide-free community, province, country and world several steps at a time. Vision Statement: Caring communities...
Theatre SKAM Association

Theatre SKAM Association

Theatre SKAM was formed in 1995 with a mission to create theatre that is innovative and entertaining, and above all – never boring.

Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum Society

National Historic Site and Historic House Museum
The Wisdom of the OwlEvery story has a hero!

Story Theatre Productions Society

Story Theatre Company is a story telling theatre company that was created for elementary school aged children to encourage the love of literacy by allowing them to experience words come to life...
HepCBC Hepatitis C Education and Prevention Society, confronting HCV since 1996HepCBC's Outreach & Anti-Stigma Message to Newcomer, Baby Boomer, and Rural Populations

HepCBC Hepatitis C Education & Prevention Society

Run by and for people affected by hepatitis C, HepCBC is a non-profit organization providing education, prevention and support - since 1996 - to those living with HCV. HepCBC strives to make the...
NEED2 LogoTURN IT UP

NEED2: Suicide Prevention, Education and Support

NEED2′s goal is suicide prevention, education and support. We are working to create a suicide-free community, province, country and world several steps at a time. Vision Statement: Caring communities...

Victoria Foundation

Connecting people who care with causes that matter.
Victoria Cool Aid Society logoVictoria Cool Aid Society

Victoria Cool Aid Society

In partnership with others, the Victoria Cool Aid Society will end homelessness in Greater Victoria by 2018, while improving quality of life.

Volunteer Victoria

To build healthy communities enriched by volunteers.
Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team (GOERT)Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team (GOERT) handbook

Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team (GOERT)

Based in Victoria, BC, we coordinate efforts to protect and restore Garry Oak and associated ecosystems and the species at risk that inhabit them.
Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea - Canada's Aquarium & Cultural Centre for the Salish SeaShaw Centre for the Salish Sea - Canada's Aquarium & Cultural Centre for the Salish Sea

Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

Located on the breathtaking Sidney waterfront - on the traditional lands of the WSÁNEĆ Nations of the Coast Salish Indigenous peoples - the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea is an award winning...
KidCare Canada Society mother and babyKidCare Canada Society

KidCare Canada Society

KidCareCanada Society translates current research and applies technology to produce appealing educational resources that are relevant to the 21st century new parent.

Community Living Victoria

Hope. Help. Home.

Victoria Native Friendship Centre

To encourage and promote the well-being of Urban Aboriginal People, by strengthening individuals, family, and community.
NEED2 LogoTURN IT UP

NEED2: Suicide Prevention, Education and Support

NEED2′s goal is suicide prevention, education and support. We are working to create a suicide-free community, province, country and world several steps at a time. Vision Statement: Caring communities...
Learning Through LossLearning Through Loss canoeing

Learning Through Loss

Learning Through Loss designs and delivers grief and loss education and supportive programs to youth, and promotes awareness in the community about the importance of supporting young people through...
Habitat Acquisition Trust - Create a Conservation LegacyBald Eagle

Habitat Acquisition Trust

Habitat Acquisition Trust helps people understand and care for nature in the Capital Region. As a local land trust, we work to permanently protect natural areas, provide environmental education, and...
SWOVA Salt Spring Women Against Violence Society

SWOVA Community Development and Research Society

SWOVA - Empowering Youth for a Better Tomorrow! Our programs teach youth to reject violence and find peaceful solutions in their lives.
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