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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.
Cultural programs, productions, events and celebrations at Mary Winspear CentreYouth performing arts at the Mary Winspear Centre

Mary Winspear Centre

The Mary Winspear Centre provides Capital Regional District residents a place to celebrate, partake in events, be involved in programs, and view performing arts. The Centre is the “Heart of our...

Threshold Housing Society

Threshold Housing Society helps at-risk youth attain self-reliance through long-term supportive transitional housing.
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.
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.
Grow a Row ProgramThe Compost Education Centre

Compost Education Centre

The Compost Education Centre, promotes composting, ecological gardening, soil conservation, local food production and urban sustainability within the Capital Regional District (CRD).
artsREACh painting workshop


Ensuring that all children have the opportunity to develop life skills by exploring their potential through arts experiences.
Seniors Serving Seniors

Seniors Serving Seniors

Promoting the Independence and Well-Being of Seniors in Greater Victoria.
Albert Herring, 2013. David Cooper PhotographyMary's Wedding, 2011. David Cooper Photography

Pacific Opera Victoria

Our mission is to create a dynamic operatic experience, and to inspire our audiences, artists, and community. In our vision, everyone will have the opportunity to make opera a part of their lives.
Spawning Sockeye Salmon

Pacific Salmon Foundation

Since 1987, the Pacific Salmon Foundation has funded and led on projects that conserve, restore and enhance wild Pacific salmon conservation in B.C. and the Yukon.
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...

Umbrella Society for Addictions and Mental Health

We've been there. We can help.
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...
Victoria Symphony - Symphony SplashVictoria Symphony

Victoria Symphony

Enriching lives through the shared experience of extraordinary music.
Power To Be Adventure Therapy Society logoPower To Be Adventure Therapy Society winter hiking

Power To Be Adventure Therapy Society

Power To Be's mission is to inspire youth and families in need of support to discover their limitless abilities through nature based programs.
Guide dog puppy in training.Jason with his Autism Support Dog, Echo.

BC & Alberta Guide Dogs

The mission of BC & Alberta Guide Dogs is to meet the growing demand for professionally trained Guide Dogs and Autism Support Dogs for citizens of British Columbia and Alberta.
Creating Hopeful Futures - Victoria Women's Transition HouseVictoria Women's Transition House - staff

Victoria Women's Transition House

Victoria Women’s Transition House Society, working collaboratively, provides shelter, support, counselling and education to women of all ages, with or without children, so that they can live free...
Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence buildingPacific Institute for Sport Excellence logo

Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence

The Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence and its partners are led by a world class team delivering innovative education and applied research, expert driven services and programs, sport science and...

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 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...
Oaklands Community Association promotes community interactionOaklands Community Association

Oaklands Community Association

Oaklands Community Association supports, promotes and provides quality programs and projects and to facilitate community interaction which will contribute to the safety, health and physical...
Victoria Immigrant and Refugree Centre Society logo

Victoria Immigrant & Refugee Centre Society

To assist in the settlement and adjustment of immigrants and refugees in Canada, and to provide services designed to increase the newcomer's participation in Canadian society, by assisting the...
Preschoolers on BeachBeach Cleanup

Mayne Island Conservancy Society

The Mayne Island Conservancy Society fosters harmony between nature and community by conserving and restoring forests, wetlands, shoreline and nearshore ecosystems, engaging volunteers, providing...
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...

Umbrella Society for Addictions and Mental Health

We've been there. We can help.

Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra

Since 1986, uniting youth and music …In Symphony! Orchestral training by expert faculty; Main-stage & outreach concerts; Mentorship, musicianship & friendship; Inspiring youth to excellence.
KidSport Greater Victoria funds 5000!

KidSport Greater Victoria

KidSport™ Victoria exists to ensure that kids in need can benefit from participation in a season of sport.
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...