Causes to Consider

1 Up Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre 602 Gorge Rd. East Victoria, BC V8T 2W6 Ph: (250) 385-1114 Provides support to one-parent families across Greater Victoria. Offerings include: counselling sessions, access to essential items, a mentorship program, education programs, support groups, resource referrals, and a peer helper volunteer training program.


Abbeyfield House St. Peters Society 1133A Reynolds Road Victoria, BC V8P 2K5 Ph: (250) 479-6140 Provides elderly men and women who do not require institutional care with friendship, comfort and security while preserving a degree of privacy and independence.

Aberdeen Hospital, Island Health (VIHA) 1450 Hillside Ave Victoria, BC V8T 2B7 Phone: (250) 370-5645, Email: Provides residential care to those requiring complex health care, as well as rehabilitation services through the Activation Program. 

Action Committee of People with Disabilities 948 View Street Victoria, BC V8V 3L5 Ph: (250) 383-4105 Promotes awareness, acceptance and understanding of the issues and problems facing people with disabilities. Activities include public advocacy, individual advocacy and the consumer card program.

African Heritage Association of Vancouver Island (AHAVI) Ph. (250)896.0620. The purpose of AHAVI is to build a united and strong community by co-operatively organizing and supporting events and activities to meet the needs of Africans, people of African descent, and friends of Africa on Vancouver Island.

AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI) 3rd floor – 713 Johnson Street Victoria, BC V8W 1M8  Ph: (250) 384-2366 AIDS Vancouver Island serves the needs of people infected and affected by HIV and hepatitis C. We take evidence-based action to prevent infection, provide support and reduce stigma.

ALS Society of BC 1233-13351 Commerce Parkway, Richmond, BC. Toll Free– 1-800-708-3228. The ALS Society of BC is dedicated to providing direct support to ALS patients, along with their families and caregivers, to ensure the best quality of life possible while living with ALS. 

Alzheimer Society of BC 202-306 Burnside Road W, BC V8Z 1M1 Ph: 250-382-2052 Purpose is to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, to promote public awareness and to search for the causes and the cures..

Anawim Companions Society 973 Caledonia Ave Victoria, BC V8T 1E7, Ph: (250) 382-0283, Email: The purpose has been to empower people to embrace life since 1991. They do this by providing two programs: drop-in and residential. They offer a safe and sober home where people can find hope and get their needs met via various self-enriching programs, meals, showers, laundry facilities and people to talk to.

Anglican Synod of the Diocese of BC Refugee Program  900 Vancouver Street, Victoria. Tel:1-250-386-7781 The Refugee Sponsorship Program is supported by over 500 volunteers and through it, we have sponsored over 250 people fleeing war and oppression to come to Canada since 2015.

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 1040 Moss Street Victoria, BC V8V 4P1 Ph: (250) 384-4171 The purposes of the Art Gallery is to enliven and enrich the human spirit through the visual arts. In addition to the gallery, services include the gallery gift shop, art rental / sales program, library and facility rentals. They also have programs from docents who help with the exhibits to the gallery-in-the-schools.

(The) Arthritis Society 2nd Floor- 2680 Richmond Road Victoria, BC V8R 4S9. Ph: (250) 519-4002. A national health charity, fueled by donors and volunteers, with a vision to live in a world where people are free from the devastating effects that arthritis has on lives. Mission is to invest in cutting-edge research, proactive advocacy and innovative solutions that will deliver better health outcomes and an improved quality of life for people affected by arthritis.

artsREACH PO Box 48091 Uptown PO Victoria, BC V8Z 7H5. Tel: (778) 678-6282 Fax: 1-866-610-8798 Provide free theatre and visual arts workshops to public elementary and middle schools, to educate, support and inspire individuals to effect positive change within the community.

Atomique Productions 1280 Douglas St., Victoria BC.  Ph: (778) 433-4743. Produces world class events and music in Victoria BC. Promotes a fun and inclusive working environment that nurtures the music scene in Victoria.


Ballet Victoria PO Box 5023 Victoria, BC V8R 6N3 Ph: (250) 380-6063 Purpose is to support the endeavours of Ballet Victoria by providing a professional venue for Vancouver Island dancers. This includes performances of classic, contemporary, children’s and original works. Check our Community Outreach link for Special Programs.

BC Association of Clinical Counsellors 204-780 Tolmie Avenue Victoria, BC V8X 3W4 Ph: (250) 595-4448 To regulate and promote the professional practice of Registered Clinical Counsellors in British Columbia.

BC Aviation Museum 1910 Norseman Road Sidney, BC V8L 5V5 Ph: (250) 655-3300 Organization is dedicated to the preservation of aircraft and aviation artifacts and seeks to create and maintain a dynamic museum for the education and enjoyment of the community.

BC Cancer Agency – Vancouver Island Centre 2410 Lee Avenue Victoria, BC V8R 6V5 Ph: (250) 519-5669 Outpatient treatment facility for adult cancer patients.

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation 360B Harbour Rd Victoria, BC V9A 3S1 Ph:(250) 380-1527 Helping kids shine by raising funds and local awareness for BC Children’s Hospital. We present donor and patient family focused events and organize annual fundraising events including Victoria Festival of Trees in the late fall and Radiothon for Kids in the spring. 

BC Schizophrenia Society (Victoria Branch) 941 Kings Road Victoria, BC V8T 1W7 Ph: (250) 384-4225 Provide understanding and support for those whose lives have been touched by a mental illness/issue.

BC SPCA Wild ARC 1020 Malloch Road Victoria, BC V9C 4G9 Ph: (250) 478-9453 Purpose is to provide humane care to injured, orphaned, sick and distressed wildlife based on established rehabilitation standards and the animal’s natural history.

BeYouPromise.Org (Formerly Canada’s Temperance Foundation) #703-1803 Douglas Street Victoria, BC V8T 5C3 Ph: (778)-746-7799 Educates Canadians on the benefits of temperance – defined as habitual moderation or restraint in the use of alcohol and/or drugs. The Foundation acts on its mission through the delivery of proactive educational outreach programs, media campaigns, & strategic partnerships with individuals/groups/organizations.

Beacon Community Services 10030 Resthaven Drive Sidney, BC V8L 3G4 Ph: (250) 656-5537 Helping people – Improving lives. Providing care and support to thousands of clients on southern Vancouver Island and the outer Gulf Islands, through a wide range of programs and services – including health, children and family, training and employment, recreation, housing, and volunteer services.

Beacon Hill Villa 635 Superior Street, Ph: 250-383-5447 ext 230. Beacon Hill Villa provides residents the opportunity to live in beautiful downtown Victoria, while receiving the level of care that they need. Complex Care services are provided at the site, which includes 24-hour professional nursing care.

Better Business Bureau 220 – 1175 Cook Street Victoria, BC V8V 4A1 Ph: (250) 386-6348 Maintain ethical business standards. Services are used by both business and customers.

Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Victoria 230 Bay Street Victoria, BC V9A 3K5 Ph: (250) 475-1117 To provide children (aged 7 to 17) with volunteer mentors (aged 15+) who serve as role models and teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, staying in school, and having respect for family, peers and community.  Mentoring can take place in the school or in the community.

Blanshard Community Centre (Quadra Village Community Centre) 901 Kings Road Victoria, BC V8T 1W5 Ph: (250) 388-7696 To nurture community well-being by providing services and programs to meet social, educational, health, employment, environmental and recreational needs of the Blanshard community in a safe and welcoming environment.

Boys and Girls Club Services of Victoria 301-1195 Esquimalt Rd Victoria BC V9A 3N6 Ph: (250) 384-9133 Offers a variety of social, educational, and recreational programs and services for children and youth from age 5-19. Also provide school-based youth and family counselling, youth outreach and self-help support groups for parents of teens.

Bridges for Women Society 1809 Douglas Street Victoria, BC  V8T 4K5 Ph: (250) 385-7410 Provides women with a history of abuse and trauma support in finding employment, leading to financial independence and self-sufficiency through group workshops and/or 1:1 sessions.

Broadmead Area Residents Association Box 53527, Broadmead RPO. Promote, support, facilitate, coordinate and undertake activities that will enhance the well being and character of the Broadmead community. It also exists to manage the restrictive covenants registered against properties in Broadmead.

Broadmead Care Society 4579 Chatterton Way Victoria, BC V8X 4Y7 Ph: (250) 658-0311 A non-profit organization that provides housing, social and health services for vulnerable adult populations in Greater Victoria. We serve seniors, veterans and people with disabilities who require assistance to live their lives as fully and meaningfully as possible.

Burnside Gorge Community Assoc. 471 Cecelia Road Victoria, BC V8T 4T4 Ph: (250) 388-5251 To enhance the quality of life and environment of Burnside Gorge community.


Camosun College- Student Employment Services 3100 Foul Bay Road Victoria, BC V8P 5J2 Ph: (250) 370-3420 Provides one-on-one coaching for students, alumni for employment search and readiness.

Canadian Blood Services 3449 Saanich Road Victoria, BC V8X 1W6  Ph: 1-888-332-5663 Agency is the guardian and steward of Canada’s blood supply and has the responsibility for recruitment, screening and retention of blood donors.

Canadian Cancer Society 101 – 1537 Hillside Ave Victoria, BC V8T 2C1 Ph: (250) 592-2244 A national volunteer based organization working for the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

Canadian Red Cross Society 909 Fairfield Road Victoria, BC V8V 3A3 Ph: (250) 382-2043 Health services, equipment loan, emergency programs (during disasters), fun and fitness for seniors, Red Cross youth, water safety, tracing and reunion (for individuals in disaster area.

Cancer DriveLine Society 550 – 2950 Douglas Street,
Victoria, BC. Ph: (778) 265-0906. The society provides transport to patients who are going through tests and screening for cancer, undergoing treatment or surgery and for post cancer procedures. 

Capital City Volunteers 547 Michigan Street Victoria, BC V8V 1S5 Ph: (250) 388-7844 ext. 310. Provides outreach and volunteer supports within the Municipality of Victoria (with the exception of James Bay) to seniors and adults with disabilities that will allow them to continue living in their own homes for as long as possible. Some eligibility criteria may apply.

CFUV 101.9 FM PO Box 3035, University of Victoria, BC V8W 3P3 Ph: (250) 721-8702 Victoria’s campus community radio station.

Child Find BC 208 – 2722 Fifth Street Victoria, BC V8T 4B2 Ph: (250) 382-7311 Dedicated to reducing the incidence of missing and exploited children.

Children’s  Health  Foundation of Vancouver Island  2390 Arbutus Road Victoria BC V8N 1V7 Ph: 250-519-6977 Email: Thanks to the support of the community, Children’s Health Foundation raises funds to improve the lives of Island children living with disabilities and health challenges. This year, the Foundation has invested more than $2.25 million in programs, including Jeneece Place and the West Shore and Sooke Child, Youth, and Family Centres.

CHOICES Adoption & Counselling 100 – 850 Blanshard Street Victoria, BC V8W 2H2 Ph: (250) 479-9811 Purpose is to find families for children locally and globally, as well as to offer professional and adoption services to expectant parents, adoptive parents and children.

ChoirKids Ph: 250-818-4751 To establish children’s and youth choirs in communities where children and youth may not have opportunities to participate in choral music.

CNIB 2340 Richmond Road Victoria, BC V8R 4R9 Ph: (250) 595-1100 Counseling and rehabilitative services for the blind.

Communica: Dialogue & Resolution Services Society 102-2220 Sooke Street Sooke, BC V9B 0G9Ph: (250) 383-4412 Mediation and reconciliation.

Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria Arts Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Road Victoria, BC V8P 3Y3 Ph: (250) 475-7123 Support and information for arts organization

Community Social Planning Council  203 – 4475 Viewmont Ave Victoria, BC V8Z 6L8 Ph: (250) 383-6166 Brings individuals and groups together to tackle issues affecting the community. These meetings bring a better understanding of the issues and identify the most effective course of action. The discussions also raise awareness and educate through statistics and community surveys.

Community Living Victoria 3861 Cedar Hill X Road Victoria, BC V8P 2M7 Ph: (250) 477-7231 A range of services for children, youth & adults with intellectual disabilities, along with their families.  

Community Options for Children and Families 1595 Bay St., Victoria V8R 2B5 Ph: (250) 380-6363 Provides quality support services and information to people in the community who have developmental disabilities.

Compost Education Centre 1216 North Park Victoria, BC V8T 1C9 Ph: (250) 386-9676 Educating the public about composting.

Cook Street Village Activity Centre Suite 1-380 Cook St Victoria, BC V8V 3X7 Ph: (250) 384-6542 Cook Street Village Activity Centre (Formerly Fairfield Activity Centre) a non-profit organization offering social, educational and recreational activities for persons of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds 18+ years of age.

Craigdarroch Castle 1050 Joan Crescent Victoria, BC V8S 3L5 Ph: (250) 592-5323 Craigdarroch Castle Historical Society, which has a mandate to preserve the building and its artifacts, welcoming visitors and sharing with them the history of the Castle including the life and times of the Dunsmuir family and the use of the house as a military hospital, music conservatory, college and museum.

CRD Parks 490 Atkins Avenue Victoria, BC V9B 2Z8 Ph: (250) 478-3344 Protect a network of regional parks and trails and provide opportunities for outdoor experiences that foster respect for the natural environment.

Creatively United for the Planet Society 474 Nelson Street Victoria, BC V9A 6P4 Ph: (250) 383-0206 Our Vision: To celebrate and showcase social innovation, unite community and achieve a more just and sustainable world by inspiring individual, community and local well-being. Free community information and event sharing hub.

Cridge Centre for the Family 1307 Hillside Ave Victoria, BC V8T 0A2 Ph: (250) 384-8058 Daycare and summer programs for children, including children with disabilities. Support for families.

Cridge Transition House for Women Victoria, BC Ph: (250) 479-3963 Transition House provides shelter and counseling to women who are victims of abuse, and to their children.

Cystic Fibrosis Canada P.O Box 244, Chemainus, BC. V0R 1K0, Ph: (604) 317-3566. Works to raise funds to support CF research for a cure, to provide supplementary funding to support the Vancouver Island CF medical clinic, and to provide support and advocacy to families affected by CF.


District 69 Society of Organized Services Community Services Centres: 245 West Hirst Ave Parksville, Ph: (250) 248-2093. 744 Primrose St. Qualicum Beach, Ph: (250) 752-2040. Mailing Address: PO Box 898 Parksville, BC V9P 2G9. Since 1968, SOS has responded to the needs of individuals and families in District 69. Provides programs and services that are accessible and non-judgmental and works with the community to meet residents’ needs and promote healthy living.

Saanich Parks – Pulling Together Volunteer Program 1040 McKenzie Avenue Victoria, BC V8P 2L4 Ph: (250) 475-5539 Purpose is to restore and maintain identified sites of Garry Oaks to healthy functioning ecosystems. The Restoration Project is designed to introduce and educate residents of the area about the value of Garry Oak ecosystems and ecological restoration.

Dogwood Initiative PO Box 8701 Victoria, BC V8W 3S3 Ph: (250) 370-9930 Purpose is to help people change the balance of power to create healthy, prosperous communities. The main activitiy is to help communities and the First Nations gain more control of the land and resources around them.


Early Music Society of the Islands (EMSI)  Email: Ph: (250) 882-5058 To present concerts featuring internationally renowned soloists and ensembles as well as accomplished local musicians featuring period instruments, accurate scores, and historical performance practices.

Education Is Power Africa Mailing Address: 5-5177 William Head Road Victoria, BC V9C 4H5 Ph: (250) 205-1062. To improve access to education that unlocks the potential in African youth, while also connecting people from around the world to foster responsible citizenship. 

Elizabeth Buckley School / Hands On Summer Camp 1309 Hillside Ave Victoria, BC V8T 2B3 Ph: (250) 995-6425 Email: An independent elementary and middle school that promotes literacy in the STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math). Education at EBS is personalized to allow for many learning styles. Classrooms are inclusive places where children with special needs are supported to learn alongside their peers. During the summer, we run educational day camps.

Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Centre 202 – 1640 Oak Bay Ave. (at the corner of Morrison Street) Victoria, B.C. V8R 1B2 Ph: (250) 475-6677 Services and support for people with Epilepsy or Parkinson’s Disease and their families.

Esquimalt Neighbourhood House Society 511 Constance Avenue Victoria, BC V9A 6N5 Ph: (250) 385-2635 Support for families, seniors and adults living in the Esquimalt, View Royal and Vic West communities.

Esquimalt Parks & Recreation 527 Fraser Street Victoria, BC V9A 6H6 Ph: (250) 412-8500 Provides municipal parks and recreation services to the community of Esquimalt


Fairfield Community Association 1330 Fairfield Road Victoria, BC V8S 5J1 Ph: (250) 382-4604 Fairfield Gonzales Community Association strives to create a connected, collaborative, inclusive, and sustainable community. We offer a wide range of programs including childcare, recreation, events, and volunteer opportunities in the Fairfield Gonzales area.

Family Caregivers’ Network Society 526 Michigan Street Victoria, BC V8V 1S2 Ph: (250) 384-0408 Purpose of the socity is to inform, support and represent family caregivers in the Capital Regional District. Activities include workshops, support to family caregivers through monthly meetings, bi-monthly newsletter, a resource centre, referral information and advocacy.

The First Open Heart Society of BC 1580 Pembroke Street, Victoria, BC V8R 1Y2 Ph: (250) 595-2123 To support heart/cardiovascular patients and their families.

For the Love of Africa Society 813 Claremont Ave Victoria, BC V8Y 1J9 Ph: (250) 891-0162 To reach out with love and compassion to people in need in Africa through hands-on personal involvement.

Friends of Music Society  2328 Trent Street Victoria, BC V8R 4Z3  (250) 952-5114  Provides musical opportunities for people recovering from mental illness or addictions. All music-lovers are welcome to participate in our varied selection of music programs. 


Garry Oak Meadow Preservation Society (GOMPS) Email: Dedicated to the preservation, protection and restoration of Garry oak stands and their natural habitats.  Activities include a tree nursery raising Garry oaks of local genetic origin, education, advocacy where possible, habitat restoration, and holding conservation covenants. Check FacebookInstagram and Twitter for more information.

George Pringle Memorial Camp  PO Box 45001, 100-180 Wilson Streeet Victoria, BC V9A 0C3 Ph: (250) 472-6877 Provides summer camps for children, youth, families, parents & children, adults & Seniors and Leadership Development.

Glengarry Hospital, Island Health (VIHA) 1780 Fairfield Road Victoria, BC V8S 1G7 Phone: (250) 370-5645, Email: A residential care home for seniors.

Glenshiel Housing Society 606 Douglas Street Victoria, BC V8V 4G9 Ph: (250) 383-4164 To provide affordable, supportive housing for seniors 55+.

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon Box 675, 185-911 Yates Street Victoria, BC V8V 4Y9 Ph:(250) 658-4520 Purpose is to host a first class international running event and help to raise funds for local charities.

Gorge Road Hospital, Island Health (VIHA) 63 Gorge Road East Victoria, BC V9A 1L2 Phone: (250) 370-5645, Email:  A residential care home for seniors.

Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness Society 2nd Floor, 941 Pandora Ave Victoria, BC V8V 3P4 Ph: (250) 370-1512 Purpose is to end homelessness in Greater Victoria.

Greater Victoria Down Syndrome Society PO Box 35082 Victoria, BC V8T 5G2 Ph: (250) 479-7450 Purpose is to improve the lives of people who have Down Syndrome and those of their families. To promote inclusion, community living, and better understanding of Down Syndrome. Provides educational opportunities to the membership and community related to Down Syndrome.

(The) Greater Victoria Festival Society PO Box 35107 RPO Hillside, Victoria, BC V8T 5G2  (our current address is Volunteer Victoria) Ph: (250) 382-3111 Exists to annually organize & deliver two international parades – the Santa Claus Parade & Island Farms Victoria Day Parade as well as our new event Wicked Victoria  – for the enjoyment of all residents & visitors in Greater Victoria.  Its mandate can be summarized by saying that the GVFS work very diligently – through its event delivery – to engage locals & tourists in fun & laughter while assisting local charities throughout the Greater Victoria area.

Greater Victoria Green Team Mailing Address: 1123 Bay Street Victoria BC V8T 1S4 Ph: (778) 677-9078 To conserve & restore the environment through hands on and educational activities including: invasive plant removals, planting native trees & shrubs, and cleaning up shorelines.

Greater Victoria Housing Society 1 – 772 Bay Street Victoria, BC V8T 5E4 Ph: (250) 384-3434 Dedicated to providing affordable rental housing in Greater Victoria.

Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival 21-21 Dallas Road, Victoria, BC, V8V 4Z9 Ph: (250) 386-9223 Organization arranges, promotes and carries out adjudicated festivals for students in music and the performing arts, as well as other activities that further the development of artistic skills, appreciation of the arts and the pursuit of excellent in the arts.

Greater Victoria Police Victim Services 850 Caledonia Avenue Victoria, BC V8T 5J8 Ph: (250) 995-7351 Services to victims of crime: provide liaison with police and other agencies in the criminal justice system; referral to helping agencies; assistance with an explanation of the court process; case information; personal support and assistance.

Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame 100-4636 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria BC V8Z 5M1 Ph: (250) 213-2669  To recognize and celebrate the outstanding performances and contributions of athletes, teams, builders and officials from Greater Victoria who have brought distinction to themselves, their sport, community and country.

(The) Greater Victoria Women’s Shelter Society (GVWSS) Ph: (250)-995-0058 Email: As a registered charitable organization, they provide supportive housing for women & their children.  Their current central program is Margaret Laurence House which provides second stage housing & support for women & their children leaving abusive relationships.


Habitat Acquisition Trust PO Box 8552 Victoria, BC V8W 3S2 Ph: (250) 995-2428 Promotes the preservation of the environment through the conservatio of habitats on Southern Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands. Activities include habitat protection and outreach to land owners and the public.

Habitat for Humanity – Victoria 849 Orono Avenue Victoria, BC V9B 2T9 Ph: (250) 480-7688 Habitat Victoria brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence  through affordable homeownership. Interested in volunteering? Please email 

Haliburton Community Organic Farm Society 741 Haliburton Road Victoria, BC V8Y 1H7 Ph: (250) 478-1694 Email: To oversee the development and management of the Haliburton Community Organic Farm and to promote organic farming in the region.

Health Promotion (Community Development), VIHA  3995 Quadra Street Victoria, BC V8X 1J8 Ph: (250) 744-5152 Promote health in community and individuals. Health units are in various locations throughout the region, including Victoria, Saanich, Esquimalt, Saanich Peninsula, Sooke, Western Communities and Salt Spring Island.

Heart and Stroke Foundation 106 – 1001 Cloverdale Ave Victoria, BC V8X 4C9 Ph: (250) 410-8093  The support of our volunteers and donors makes it possible for the Heart and Stroke Foundation to achieve our mission of preventing disease, saving lives and promoting recovery.

Help Fill A Dream Foundation Unit D, 4085 Quadra Street Victoria, BC V8X 1K5  Ph: (250) 382-3135  Helps fill the dreams of children under the age of 19 years who have a life-threatening illness.

HepCBC Hepatitis C Education and Prevention Society #20 – 1139 Yates Street Victoria, BC V8V 3N2 Ph: (250) 595-3892 Provide education, prevention, and support to those living with hepatitis C. Run by and for people affected by hepatitis C.

Horticulture Centre of the Pacific 505 Quayle Road Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Ph: (250) 479-6162.  Home to the Pacific Horticulture College, presents a year-round garden experience that all can enjoy. The Garden’s began to grow in 1979 and are proud to be a “gardeners garden”, connecting people with plants.


Independent Living Housing Society of Greater Victoria 813 Darwin Ave Victoria, BC V8X 2X7 Ph: (250) 383-2524 Provides homes and support to people with physical and/or cognitive disabilities that maintain and enhance independent lifestyles.

Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) 664 Granderson Road Victoria, BC V9B 2R8 Ph: (250) 391.0007 Formerly the Caring for First Nations Children Society, IPS is a not-for-profit organization that strengthens the voice of Indigenous communities through education and professional development.  Our training programs help foster a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives and cultural differences, and we help build successful partnerships and relationships with Indigenous communities, stakeholders and government partners.

Innovative Communities Foundation PO Box 8300 Victoria, BC V8W 3R9 Ph: (250) 744-2740 Focus is research, development, setting up and publicizing of innovative means for the alleviation of poverty worldwide.

Intercultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) 930 Balmoral Road Victoria, BC V8T 1A8 Ph: (250) 388-4728 Immigrant Welcome Centre provides services to newcomer immigrants and refugees – settlement, orientation, employment, and volunteer matching services; youth, seniors and women’s programming, homework club, childcare: anti-racism and inter-cultural relations, immigrant arts, the Community Partnership Network, and Private Sponsorship of Refugees.

International Metaphysical Academy 1516 Louise Place Victoria, BC V8P 2T9 Ph: (250) 472-0909 Promotes education on current spiritual issues by hosting monthly public events and promoting scientific knowledge on global issues.

Internet for Humanity PO Box 52020 Beacon Ave RPO Sidney, BC V8L 5V9 A BC-based non-government organization that works to bring internet access to some of the world’s most isolated and disadvantaged communities. Its goal is to connect the populations of these remote regions with low-cost, compressed internet systems to support local economic development, healthcare, education and efficient farming practices. 

Intrepid Theatre Company Society 2 – 1609 Blanshard Street Victoria, BC V8W 2J5 Ph: (250) 383-2663 Produces live theatre events such as the International Fringe and Uno Festivals. Develops the performing arts in Greater Victoria.

Island Community Mental Health 125 Skinner Street Victoria, BC V9A 6X4 Ph: (250) 389-1211 Social, recreational and vocational rehabilitation programs for psychiatric patients and individuals experiencing emotional problems.

Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing 201-754 Broughton Street Victoria, BC V8W 1E1 Ph: (250) 592-8144 The only non-profit on Vancouver Island delivering programs and services for Deaf, Deaf-Blind, late-deafened, individuals with hearing loss, families and the broader community.

Island Sexual Health Society  101-3960 Quadra Street Street Victoria, BC V8X 4A3 Ph: (250) 592-3479 Offers pro-choice and comprehensive sexual health clinics and education programs for people of all genders, orientations, identities, abilities, and ages.


James Bay Community Project 547 Michigan Street Victoria, BC V8V 1S5 Ph: (250) 388-7844. Operates and facilitates programs and services that support families,  youth, seniors and other community members living in James Bay and beyond. JBCP has a family resource centre, thrift store, community library, youth and family outreach, programs and counselling, outreach to seniors and adults with disabilities, volunteer services and a variety of community programs.

James Bay Community School Society 140 Oswego Street Victoria, BC V8V 2B1 Ph: (250) 389-1470 Community School Centre – community involvement in decision making. Operates: community cafe, recreational and educational programs, group day care, K-grade 5 school programs, and pre-school programs.

James Bay New Horizons Society 234 Menzies Street Victoria, BC V8V 2G7 Ph: (250) 386-3035 Provides programs and services to people in the James Bay area.

James Bay Market Society c/o 547 Michigan Street Victoria, BC V8V 1S5 Ph: (250) 381-5323 Purpose is to promote community through local commerce and entertainment.

James Bay Newspaper Society 20 – 435 Simcoe Street Victoria, BC V8V 4T4 Ph: (250) 380-6090 Purpose is to produce a community newspaper which: 1) promotes pride 2)involves residents in the community 3) increases community awareness of
the impact of decisions that directly affect James Bay 4) initiates change for the good in the community 5) highlights community issues.

John Howard Society of Victoria 2675 Bridge Street Victoria, BC V8T 4Y4 Ph: (250) 386-3428 Provides a multitude of services including support for those within the justice system, those transitioning out of the justice system as well as community members looking for employment support. We run transitional housing, prison programs, employment services and youth mentoring.

Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) Ph: (250) 893-4495 To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy via educational programs that build work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.


Kaleidoscope Theatre 3130 Jutland Road Victoria, BC V9E 2C5 Ph: (250) 383-8124 To create relevant, original, & innovative theatre experiences that stimulate and inspire young people to think critically about the world around them and to engage in constructive and creative self expression.

KidSport Greater Victoria Our mailing address is 185-911 Yates St Victoria, BC V8V 4Y9 Ph: (250) 380-1518 Email:
KidSport exists to ensure that local children in financial need have opportunity to participate in and benefit from a season of sport of their choice. As one of the largest KidSport chapters in the country, KidSport Victoria relies on a team of excellent volunteers to support special events, and to help with administrative functions in order to reach up to 1500 local kids in need every year.

Kiwanis Pavilion 3034 Cedar Hill Road Victoria, BC V8T 3J3 Ph: (250) 598-2022. A non-profit 122-bed complex care facility that specializes in the care of people with dementia. Owned and operated by the Oak Bay Kiwanis Health Care Society.


Langham Court Theatre (home of the Victoria Theatre Guild & Dramatic School) 805 Langham Court Victoria, BC V8V 4J3 Ph: (250) 384-2142 Join the volunteers that have made Langham Court Theatre the longest running community theatre in Western Canada. Volunteers are involved in our six main stage shows (SEPT – JUNE), in our costume loft, front of house, shop, events and theatre administration.

Leadership Victoria 306 – 620 View Street Victoria, BC V8W 1J6 Ph: (250) 386-2269 Leadership Victoria provides emerging decision makers with opportunities to develop and practice leadership skills. The 9 month program emphasizes practical experience and exposes participants to current regional issues as a context for skill building.

Learning Disabilities Association 1562 Fort Street Victoria, BC V8S 5J2 Ph: (250) 370-9513 Information and support to children, teens and parents regarding learning disabilities. Educational program and library.

Learning Through Loss 1027 Pandora Ave Victoria, BC V8V 3P6 Ph: (250) 413-3114 Provides grief education and loss support groups to youth ages 12-18 years, and offers community training to other youth-serving professionals and organizations.

Lifetime Networks 102-4090 Shelbourne Street, BC V8N 4P6 Ph: (250) 477-4112 Reduces isolation and loneliness for persons with disabilities, and mental health issues by surrounding them with personal networks of support. Also provide fine arts, post secondary opportunities, and employment support for persons with disabilities.

Literacy Victoria 930A Yates Street Victoria, BC V8V 4Z3 Ph: (250) 381-3755 To provide adults with free one-to-one tutoring in basic reading, writing, mathematics, computers and essential skills.

Living Edge Community  Mailing: PO Box 46020 Quadra Victoria, BC V8T 5G7 Ph: (250) 383-8915. To provide food for the body and hope for the heart to persons in need through a weekly Sunday hot nutritious dinner, a twice-weekly distribution of donated food, and spiritual Christian support for those who seek it.


M’akola ILBC Housing Society 2009 Fernwood Road Victoria, BC V8T 2Y8 Ph: (250) 474-1524 Provide culturally appropriate, respectful and affordable housing to elders, seniors and persons with disabilities requiring assistance with activities of daily living.

Maritime Museum of BC  634 Humboldt Street, Victoria BC V8W 1A4 (250) 385-4222 Dedicated to promoting and preserving BC’s maritime experience and heritage and to engage people with this ongoing story. The Museum cares for more than 35,000 unique artifacts, in excess of 40,000 historical photographs and an internationally recognized chart collection. The Museum operates out of a small location, rotating it’s exhibits two – three times per year on a variety of subjects. The Museum also delivers popular educational outreach programs geared to children and seniors featuring topics such as immigration, pirates and privateers, women at sea, and the fur trade. Weekly craft workshops, children’s programming, and monthly speaker series are all part of our engaging museum environment.

Mary Manning Centre 210 – 1175 Cook Street Victoria, BC V8V 4A1 Ph: (250) 385-6111 Helps children and their families heal from child abuse. The Centre helps children, youth nineteen and under, and their families. Services include individual and family counselling, family education and support, and a victim assistance program.

Men’s Trauma Centre 102-1022 Pandora Avenue Victoria, BC V8V 3P5 Ph: (250) 381-6367 Provide theraputic services and legal support to male survivors. Services include individual and group therapy, support groups, educational outreach, victim services program and residential historical abuse program.

Military Family Resource Centre CFB Esquimalt P. O. Box 17000, Station Forces Victoria, BC V9A 7N2 Ph: (250) 363-2640Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to meeting the needs of military families.

MISSA (Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts)  650 Pearson College Drive Victoria, BC V9C 4H7 (250) 391-2415 MISSA has been operating a summer art school on an ocean front campus in Metchosin since 1984. Every year more than 40 workshops are offered over two weeks in 2, 5, 7 or 9 day classes taught by local, national and international instructors to artists and serious adult art students from around the country. Accommodation and bursary packages are available.

Monterey Recreation Centre 1442 Monterey Avenue Victoria, BC V8S 4W1 Ph: (250) 370-7300 To offer a myriad of clubs, courses, adventures, events and volunteering opportunities for adults 50+ on weekdays and for adults 19+ evenings and weekends.

Mosqoy 414 – 620 View St Victoria, BC V8W 1J6 A grassroots charitable organization and social enterprise, founded in Victoria in 2006, that works with highland Quechua communities of the Peruvian Andes to mitigate adverse effects of unsustainable tourism and development. Provides economic and educational opportunities that nurture their threatened indigenous culture, including a fair-trade textile program, youth scholarship program, and international knowledge exchange program.

Mount St. Mary Hospital 861 Fairfield Road Victoria, BC V8V 5A9 (250) 480-3118. A charitable organization that provides a home that supports the independence, dignity and quality of life of 200 of our community’s vulnerable and elderly people who require complex care services.  Courage is found here.

Mount Tolmie Hospital, Island Health (VIHA) 3690 Richmond Road Victoria, BC V8P 4R6 Phone: 250 370 5645, Email: A residential care home for seniors.

MOVE Adapted Fitness & Rehabilitation Society of BC #302-531 Yates Street Victoria, BC V8W 1K7 Ph: (250) 744-8284 To provide specialized therapy & exercise to children, youth and adults that are physically challenged due to spinal cord injury, non-progressive brain injury, stroke & heart attack.

MS Society of Canada, South Vancouver Island Chapter 1004 North Park Street Victoria, BC V8T 1C6 Ph: (250) 388-6496 Information and resource centre for individuals who are living with MS, their family members and caregivers, and health professionals. Services include support counselling and referral, information and education, advocacy, social and recreational programs, therapeutic exercise programs, equipment loans and physiotherapy.

Mustard Seed Street Church 625 Queen Street Victoria, BC V8T 1L9 Ph: (250) 953-1575  To meet the needs of those in need through provision of a variety of services including food bank, advocacy, drop-in centre, crisis counselling, clothing bank.


NEED2 1524 Fort Street Victoria, BC V8S 5J2 Ph: (250) 386-6328 Provides suicide awareness and education, as well as YouthSpace web site that provides on-line support for youth.

North & South Saanich Agricultural Society (NSSAS) 1528 Stellys Cross Road Saanichton, BC V8M 1S8 Ph: (250) 652-3314 Exists to encourage & support a general interest in agriculture. Also, it works diligently to organize & present a community “Agricultural Fall Fair” and has done so for the past 148 years. The fair attracts over 40,000 people annually.


Oak Bay Emergency Program (OBEP), 1703 Monterey Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 5V6; Ph: (250) 592-9121; OBEP volunteers help their neighbours prepare to recover from a local emergency such as fire, flooding, weather related emergencies or large scale disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis. There is something for everyone who wants to become involved in building a disaster resilient community through community education, Emergency Support Services and Amateur Radio.

Oak Bay Lodge 2251 Cadboro Bay Road Victoria, BC V8R 5H3 Ph: (250) 370-6642 Residential and Adult Day Care facility for seniors. Residential care to persons requiring 24-hour care and supervision. Adult day care to elderly persons not requiring 24-hour care and supervision and able to remain in their own home.

Oak Bay Volunteer Services 101-2167 Oak Bay Avenue Victoria, BC V8R 1G2 Ph: (250) 595-1034 One-to-one volunteer help for Oak Bay residents of all ages, including drives, visits, walks, daily check-up phone calls, reading, writing, minor repairs, income tax returns, etc.

Oaklands Community Assoc & Centre 1 – 2827 Belmont Ave Victoria, BC V8R 4B2 Ph: (250) 370-9101 Promotes and provides quality programs and projects that facilitate community interaction and contribute to the health and physical improvement of the Oaklands neighbourhood.

Oasis Society for the Spiritual Health of Victoria  106-505 Trutch Street Victoria, BC V8V 4C3  Ph: (250) 361-9228 work with homeless people to create a shared and inclusive spiritual community for the mutual well-being of all.

Open Space Arts Society 2nd Floor – 510 Fort Street Victoria, BC V8W 1E6 Ph: (250) 383-8833 Presents contemporary arts in all disciplines and encourages research, insight and understanding of the arts.

Our Place 919 Pandora Avenue Victoria, BC V8V 3P4 Ph: (250) 388-7112 A drop-in centre that seeks to enrich the social, spiritual, emotional and physical lives of all in the community. A new building combining the services of the Upper Room and Open Door will provide accommodation, meals, laundry, washrooms and other facilities. Services also include advocacy, outreach, support and recreation programs.


Pacific Animal Therapy Society 2950 Douglas St #550 Victoria, BC V8T 4N4 Phone: (250) 590-9082 Providing pet therapy to the greater Victoria community.

Pacific Centre Family Services  345 Wale Road Victoria, BC V6B 6X2 Ph: (250) 478-8357 To enhance and promote the quality and dignity of life of individuals, families and groups within the community.

PISE (Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence Society) 4371 Interurban Road Victoria, BC V9E 2C5 Ph: (250) 220-2587 PISE transforms lives through healthy activity and sport.

Pacific Peoples Partnership #407-620 View Street Victoria, BC V8W 1J6 Ph: (250) 381-4131 Since 1975 has worked with Indigenous and civil society partners across Small Island Developing States of the South Pacific and First Nations across Canada on rights-based sustainable development initiatives that enable communities to harness their own creativity to address poverty, environment degradation & loss of culture.

Pacific Training Centre for the Blind 201-531 Yates Street Victoria, BC V8W 1K7 Ph: (250)580-4910 Started in 2011, the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind (PTCB) is a grassroots, charitable organization, based in Victoria, BC. The centre offers training in blindness skills such as Braille, cane travel, adaptive technology, life skills and a positive approach to blindness. All of our instructors are blind, and the centre uses a positive, experiential style of teaching that empowers blind people to problem-solve and take charge of their own lives.

Pacifica Housing Advisory Assoc. 827 Fisgard Street Victoria, BC V8W 1R9 Ph: (250) 385-2131 To provide innovative, affordable housing opportunities and support to people in need of such services.

Pandora Arts Collective 10 – 1921 Fernwood Road Victoria BC V8T 2Y6 Ph: (250) 920-7227 Facilitates and supports health through the social and educational benefits of a welcoming creative arts space. Run two main programs, the Open Studio and Little Fernwood Gallery.

Parent Support Services Society of BC (PSS) Phone: (250)384-8042  Email: Purpose is to create a world where children and families are nurtured, valued and safe. PSS operates Support Circles across BC for all people in a parenting role (parenting children and youth) including grandparents raising their grandchildren and kinship care providers.

Pathways (CMHA) 5500 Hamsterly Road Victoria, BC V8Y 1S5 Ph: (250) 389-1211 Social and Recreational Centre for individuals with disabilities.

Pearson College UWC Mailing:650 Pearson College Drive Victoria, BC V9C 4H7 Ph: (250) 391-2411.

Phoenix Human Services Association 2nd Floor – 1824 Store Street Victoria, BC  V8T 4R4 Ph: (250) 383-4821 Purpose is to build on the strengths and resourcefulness of individuals and assist them to create new opportunities to enhance their quality of living.

Point Ellice House Preservation Society 2616 Pleasant Street Victoria, BC V9A 6P3 Ph: (250) 380-6506 was the home of a prominent  family (1860’s) who lovingly filled their home with a vast collection of victoriana. A Board and volunteers strive to maintain and preserve this heritage house and garden, for the public’s enjoyment. Tours, teas, and meals are offered on an almost daily basis.

Power To Be Adventure Therapy Society 1017 Fort Street Victoria, BC V9V 3K5  Ph: (250) 385-2363  Power To Be was founded on its mission to enrich the health, education and quality of life for vulnerable youth, adults, families and the communities in which they belong.

Prevention Services – Health Units, VIHA 3995 Quadra Street Victoria, BC V8X 1J8 Ph: (250) 519-5115  Prevention Services staff work together with communities, families and individuals to be healthy and stay healthy. Public Health Units are located in Esquimalt, Peninsula, Saanich, Sooke, Victoria and Western Communities.

Priory Hospital, Island Health (VIHA) 567 Goldstream Avenue Victoria, BC V9B 2W4 Phone: (250) 370-5645, Email: The Priory has 3 buildings on site: Hiscock and Heritage Woods provide residential care for seniors. West Shore Adult Day Program provides adult day services to seniors still residing in their own home.

Prostate Centre 100 – 1900 Richmond Ave Victoria, BC V8R 4R2 Ph: (250) 388-0214 Provide informational support to those already diagnosed with prostate cancer and to others interested in maintaining prostate health.


Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health, VIHA 2400 Arbutus Road Victoria, BC V8N 1V7 Ph: (250) 519-6792  The Centre cooperates closely with other service agencies to ensure a broad spectrum of health services for children (In Patient, Out Patient and family support services).


Ready to Rent 101-2860 Quadra Street Victoria, BC V8T 4E7 Ph: (250) 388-7171 To help people learn to attain and maintain housing through education using a coaching mentoring model.

Recreation Integration Victoria 4135 Lambrick Way Victoria, BC V8N 5R3 Ph: (250) 477-6314 To enable people with disabilities to become involved in municipal parks and recreation activities. Extensive summer program for children.

Mental Health and Substance Use, Residential Services, Island Health (VIHA) Provides a range of residential services to individuals with enduring mental illness and/or substance use issues. Residential sites vary from 24 hour care with professional support staff, to supportive apartments with light staffing levels for more independent living.

Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs Society (RAVEN) #303-620 View Street Victoria, BC V8W 1J6 Ph: (250) 383-2331 Provides financial resources to assist Aboriginal Nations within Canada in lawfully forcing industrial development to be reconciled with their traditional ways of life, and in a manner that addresses global warming of other ecologically sustainable challenges.

Restorative Justice Victoria 1933-1939 Lee Avenue,  Victoria, BC V8R 4W9 Ph: (250) 383-5801 Purpose is to repair the harm to victims and the community caused by offences committed within the community. The program also seeks to build the capacity of individuals to take responsibility and change behaviour, and of communities to be accountable and resolve conflict.

(The) Robert Bateman Centre 470 Belleville Street Victoria, BC V8W 1W9 Ph: (250) 940-3630 We connect people with the magic of nature through art.

Rocky Point Bird Observatory  170-1581 H Hillside Avenue Victoria, BC V8T 2C1 Email: Seeks to influence conservation and ecological management of migratory birds in Western North America through monitoring, scientific research and public education.

Royal B.C. Museum – Visitor Services 675 Belleville Street Victoria, BC V8V 1A1 Ph: (250) 387-7902 Collect, preserve and interpret human and natural history of province.

Royal Jubilee Hospital Site, VIHA West Wing 147, Old Town 1952 Bay Street Victoria, BC V8R 1J8 Ph: (250) 370-8407 Hospital providing acute care for adults. RJH is an acute care hospital which also offers rehabilitation services and specialized programs in cardiac, kidney and burn care, and psychiatry. It is a referral centre for hospitals all over Vancouver Island.


Saanich Emergency Program 760 Vernon Ave Victoria, BC V8X 2W6 Ph: (250) 475-7140 Provides for continuity in government and the preservation of life and property through a coordinated response by elected officials, municipal departments, volunteer services and such outside agencies as may be able to assist during a major emergency or disaster.

Saanich Historical Artifact Society (Heritage Acres) 7321 Lochside Drive Saanichton, BC V8M  1W4 Ph: (250)652–5522. Heritage Acre’s purpose is to provide a site where the peninsula’s farming history can be enjoyed in an informative and relaxed atmosphere.

Saanich Neighbourhood Place c/o Pearkes Recreation Centre 3100 Tillicum Road Victoria, BC V9A 6T2 Ph: (250) 360-1148 Works to support the well-being of families and individuals in the community. Programs include parent education, parent and tot drop-ins, clothing exchange, best babies, and food security programs.

Saanich Parks and Recreation Services 780 Vernon Ave Victoria, BC V8X 2W7 Ph: (250) 475-5502 Purpose is to provide accessible programs and services to the residents of Saanich and Greater Victoria.

Saanich Peninsula Hospital Site, VIHA 2166 Mount Newton X-Road Saanichton, BC V0S 1M0 Ph: (250) 652-7519 Acute and extended care hospital.

Saanich Police Department, Block Watch 760 Vernon Ave Victoria, BC V8X 2W6 Ph: (250) 475-4321 Facilitate community participation in crime prevention program, specifically Block Watch.

Saanich Pulling Together Program 1040 Mackenzie Ave Victoria, BC V9E 2L4 Ph: (250) 475-5502 Welcomes volunteers of all ages abilities to participate in ecological restoration in Saanich Parks. Our volunteers help remove invasive species and plant back native species to support the recovery of local ecosystems and provide habitat for wildlife. Volunteering with us is very flexible.

Saanich Volunteer Services 1445 Ocean View Road Victoria, BC V8P 1J8 Ph: (250) 595-8008 A one on one direct volunteer service that promotes independent living and enhances quality of life for Saanich residents by providing coordinated volunteer services and connection to community resources. Provids supported transportation, companionship, light yard work and gardening, minor home repair, income tax preparation and community information and referrals.

S.A.L.T.S. Sail and Life Training Society 451 Herald Street Victoria, BC V8W 3N8 Ph: (250) 383-6811 “Training young people, by the sea, for life. Aim to develop the spiritual, relational and physical potential of young people ages 13-25 through sail training, shipboard life, and associated activities on two heritage tall ships, the Pacific Swift and Pacific Grace. Run spring/fall trips for school groups and 10 summer trips for individuals.

Salt Spring Island Community Services 268 Fulford-Ganges Road Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2K6 Ph: (250) 537-9971 Purpose is to support and strengthen individual families and communities of the Southern Gulf Islands.

Salvation Army – Addictions and Rehabilitation Centre (A.R.C.) 525 Johnson St Victoria, BC, V8W 1M2 Ph: (250) 384-3396 Assists men ages 19-75 dealing with drug and alcohol addiction and homelessness. Programs include emergency and second stage housing, a federal corrections halfway house (the largest in Victoria), and hot meals for anyone in need at the community kitchen.

Salvation Army – The Beacon of Hope House (run by A.R.C.) A private residential treatment facility for 6 young males who are struggling with substance abuse. As a safe haven for youth in crisis, it provides supportive programming for addiction recovery, ongoing support and aftercare, increases coping skills of at-risk youth, and develops a network of community supporters for youth.

Salvation Army – The Hope Van (TSA on wheels; run by A.R.C.) A mobile unit stocked with water, blankets and other emergency provisions, which travels throughout Greater Victoria to distribute hot drinks, blankets, and warm clothing to people living on the streets, and visits schools to provide on-site breakfasts to children who would not otherwise have breakfast before they start school in the mornings.

Salvation Army – Public Relations and Development Office 201-645 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1G2 Ph: (250) 386-3366. Supports public relations and development matters as well as Government relations within the Victoria and Vancouver Island communities to raise awareness about The Salvation Army as the largest non-governmental provider of social services; also organizes some Salvation Army events (e.g. Santa Shuffle).

Salvation Army – National Recycling Operation/Thrift Stores 104-765 Vanalman Ave Victoria, BC V8Z 3B8 Ph: (250) 727-2293 Recycling operation which runs 7 Thrift Stores for those in need and individuals with limited resources. Accepts clothing, housewares, furniture (excluding used mattresses, infant equipment, carpets), electronics, toys, media/books, accessories, collectibles and computers.  

Salvation Army – The Stan Hagen Centre for Families 2695 Quadra St Victoria, BC V8T 4E3 Ph: (250) 386-8521 Helps meet the immediate and short-term needs of individuals and families (such as food, lodging, clothing, furniture, transportation, medicine, rent, or utilities), Programs include advocacy, chaplaincy, children’s summer camp, individual & family counseling, employment services, and computer skills training.  The Centre also runs the iconic Red Kettle Campaign each year.

Salvation Army – Sunset Lodge 952 Arm St Victoria, BC V9A 4G7 Ph: (250) 385-3422 A 108-bed residential facility for the elderly which offers a friendly, supportive, non-institutional environment, to create a sense of home for its residents and caregivers.

Santas Anonymous  c/o C-FAX 825 Broughton Street Victoria, BC V8W 1E5 Ph: (250) 920-4633 Collecting toys and gifts for distribution at Christmas.

Saanich Recreation 770 Vernon Avenue Saanich, BC V8X 2W7 Ph: (250) 920-5422 We offer recreation, arts, heritage, culture, social programming and services to the local community through parks and trails, a golf course, four recreation centres, archives and an arts centre.

Scouts Canada 664 West Broadway Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1 Ph: (250) 668-0983 Scouts have fun adventures discovering new things and experiences they wouldn’t discover elsewhere. Along the way they develop into capable, confident and well-rounded individuals, better prepared for success in the world. Scouts is the start of something great. It starts with Scouts.

Selkirk Place 385 Waterfront Crescent Victoria, BC V8T 5K7 Ph: (250) 880-0388 Provides individualized care and support for adults with complex and assisted living health needs, within a comfortable residential setting.

Sendial All Thrifty Foods locations in Greater Victoria Ph:  (250) 544-1234  A shopping and home delivery service for individuals unable to shop without assistance. Volunteers call and shop for registered Sendial customers weekly.

Seniors Serving Seniors 209 – 1027 Pandora Ave Victoria, BC V8V 3P6 Ph: (250) 413-3211. Offers a current information and referral service – represent interests and concerns of senior citizens – identify and assist in developing programs and establishing services.

Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea 9811 Seaport Place Sidney, BC V8L 4X3 Ph: (250) 665-7511. Our mission is to create experiences that engage people to learn about, explore and conserve the Salish Sea Bioregion – its wildlife, waters, land, culture, and people.

Shekinah Homes Society 3034 Donald Street Victoria, BC V9A 1Y2 Ph: (250) 595-1014 Provides person centred support for adults with developmental disabilities in a residential setting.

Shelbourne Community Kitchen Society 3541 Shelbourne Street Victoria, BC V8P 4G6 Ph: (250) 5950-0980 Through a number of innovative programs – i.e. a gardening program where participants learn to work together to grow food for themselves & others – the Shelbourne Community Kitchen Society exists to provide people struggling with food security adequate & healthy food and also works to create community through a broadly supported neighborhood centre.

Silver Threads Service A charitable, not-for-profit society that enhances social connections and well-being for seniors.  We do this by providing programs and services that are accessible to all.   We operate two centres (Saanich and Victoria) and Outreach Program throughout Greater Victoria. Saanich Centre 286 Hampton Road.  Ph: (250) 382-3151 Victoria Centre 2340 Richmond Road Ph: (250) 388-4268.

Society of Friends of St. Ann’s Academy 853 Humboldt St, PO Box 9188 Victoria, BC V8W 9E6 Ph: (250) 953-8820 To celebrate, honor, and preserve the spiritual, social, and cultural heritage of St. Ann’s Academy – while collaborating in the public interest to develop it as a resource centre for the community.

Sooke Region Historical Society 2070 Phillips Road Sooke, BC V9Z 0Y3 Ph: (250) 642-6351 The Sooke Region Historical Society exists to establish, maintain & operate a museum in order to preserve & exhibit information, records & objects of educational, historical & cultural value.  A visitor centre is also operated by the Society.

Sooke Region Volunteer Centre 6672 Wadams Way Sooke, BC V9Z 0H3 Ph: (250) 642-6351 Ext. 235 Works in partnership with over 180 non-profits to support & promote volunteerism in the communities that make up the Sooke Region (Beecher Bay to Port Renfrew)

Sooke Transition House Society PO Box 527 Sooke, BC V9Z 1H5 Ph: (250) 642-2544 Purpose is to provide accessible services to all women and children seeking support, information, referrals, and advoacy relating to issues of violence and abuse. To provide shelter in a safe respectful atmosphere for women and their children experiencing, leaving or healing from violence and abuse.

Southern Vancouver Island Nature Trails Society Advocating and building shared-use trail connections in the Greater Victoria area. Works with the many different land managers to authorize, connect and upgrade existing trails and make them accessible and safe for the public.

South Island Centre for Counselling and Training 3821A Cedar Hill X Road Victoria, BC V8P 2M6 Phone: (250) 472-2851, extension 101. Provides professional and affordable counselling for individuals, children, youth, couples, families and organizations using a sliding fee scale. Counselling sessions are by appointment only.

Special Olympics BC PO Box 31121 University Heights Victoria, BC V8N 6G3 Ph: (250) 475-1677 Provide year round sport and recreation programs for people who have mental disabilities.

St. Vincent de Paul 4349 W Saanich Road Victoria, BC V8Z 3E8 Ph: (250) 382-2767 Emergency assistance to anyone who is in need of food, clothing, furniture and referral, regardless of race, creed, religion etc. Store provides clothing, furniture, etc. at minimal cost.

Swan Lake/Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary  3873 Swan Lake Road Victoria, BC V8X 3W1 Ph: (250) 479-0211 Email: website: Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is a leader in the stewardship of healthy, diverse ecosystems, and provides an urban sanctuary that brings people and nature together. The Sanctuary engages in ecosystem restoration and protection along with environmental education for all ages at this unique oasis in the heart of the city.


Threshold Housing Society 900 Vancouver Street Victoria, BC V8V 3V7 Ph: (250) 383-8830 To provide long-term transitional housing for youth at-risk of homelessness.

TLC The Land Conservancy of B.C. PO Box 50054 RPO Fairfield Plaza, Victoria, BC V8S 5L8 Ph: (250) 479-8053 To protect plants, animals, natural communities and landscape features that represent diversity of life, by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. Also protects areas of scientific, historical, cultural and scenic value.

Together Against Poverty Society 302-895 Fort Street Victoria, BC V8W 1H7  Ph: (250) 361-3521 Assist people who live below the poverty level with advocacy, information, support and other poverty issues.

Tourism Victoria 4th Floor – 31 Bastion Square Victoria, BC V8W 1J1 Ph: (250) 414-6999 Promotes the region and welcomes visitors to Greater Victoria to share the year-round tourism experience, for the growth and enrichment of its members and the community.

(The) Town of View Royal 45 View Royal Avenue Victoria, BC V9B 1A6 Ph: (250) 479-6800 The Town of View Royal is determined to be one of the best places to call home: livable, green & sustainable.


Umbrella Society for Addictions & Mental Health 901 Kings Road Victoria, BC V8T 1W5 Ph: (250) 380-0595 Promotes health around substance use issues and provides advocacy and support to those impacted by substance use. Services include advocacy and support on an individual level as well as with families and educational presentations on substance and mental health issues to service providers and community agencies.

United Way 1144 Fort Street Victoria, BC V8V 3K8 Ph: (250) 385-6708 Campaign to raise funds for non-profit organizations.

UVic Alumni Association University of Victoria PO Box 1700 Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2 Ph: (250) 721-6012 Embracing the significant role of the alumni community in the mission of the University of Victoria, the UVic Alumni Association exists to help its members and students remain connected to the university and to each other – in all stages of their lives and wherever they reside – by providing dynamic services and programs.

UVic Anti-Violence Project University of Victoria SUB Room B 027 Victoria, BC V8W 3P3 Ph: (250) 472-4388 To support and empower people of all genders who are affected by sexualized violence – both survivors and allies, within the university community.

UVic English Language Centre ELC Division of Continuing Studies University of Victoria PO Box 3030, Stn CSC Victoria, BC V8W 3N6 Ph: (250) 721-8469  Helps international students communicate better in English. The Centre provides 3 ESL sessions per year, each lasting 3 months. In addition to formal classes, the agency offers a drop-in self access tutorial centre.

UVic Orientation  University of Victoria PO Box 3025 STN CSC Victoria, BC, V8W 3P2 Ph: (250) 721-8645 Email:  Facilitates the successful transition and fosters the connection of new students to the University of Victoria by welcoming, inspiring and supporting them throughout all orientation programs.


Vancouver Island Dogs Rescue Society 1069 Kiwi Road Victoria, BC V9B 4Z8 Ph: (250) 298-4013 Purpose is to rescue dogs in need, rehabilitate, train, foster and find good homes for them. To educate the public in good dog ownership, to make the public aware of the importance of spaying and neutering.

Vancouver Island Persons Living with HIV/AIDS Society 101 – 1139 Yates Street Victoria, BC V8V 3N2 Ph: (250) 382-7927 Purpose is to provide information and a safe supportive environment for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group  SUB B120/ PO Box 3050 STN CSC, University of Victoria V8W 3P3  Ph: (250) 472-4386  Dedicated to research, education, advocacy and other action in the public interest.

Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association 306 – 620 View Street, Victoria BC V8W 1J6 Ph: (250) 920-0688. To promote and encourage strata ownership as a desirable way of life. To offer education and support through our Seminars, Workshops, Strata Support Team and Publications.

Victoria Area Parole 101 – 1230 Government Street Victoria, BC V8W 3M4 Ph: (250) 363-0105 To encourage and assist offenders to become law-abiding citizens.

Victoria Brain Injury Society D & E 830 Pembroke Street Victoria, BC V8T 1H9 Ph: (250) 598-9339 Purpose is to provide community support and rehabilitation services to persons with acquired brain injury and their families in the South Vancouver Island region.

Victoria Community Micro Lending Society (VCMLS)  216-852 Fort St, Victoria BC V8W 1H8
Phone: 250-216-2605 Email:   Community Micro Lending is a non-profit that provides local entrepreneurs with the training, coaching and financing they need to gain independence through accessible self-employment. Our small business and financial literacy programs provide participants with the tools and knowledge they need to launch or expand a small business. Our peer-to-peer microloans provide financial resources to entrepreneurs who cannot access financing anywhere else.

We are always looking for past or current business owners or people with relevant skills to join our community of volunteer mentors. We are also looking for volunteer business coaches willing to work with vulnerable populations as well as skilled guest speakers to contribute to our workshops. Finally, like any non-profit, we are always looking for volunteers to support our organization directly. Please contact us to see how you can get involved.

Victoria Community Resources Society 1212 Royal Oak Drive Victoria, BC V8X 3T8 Ph: (250) 658-4962 Supports individuals with multiple disabilities at home and in the community for a better quality of life. Society has 2 group homes and runs both a residential program and a day program.

Victoria Cool-Aid Society 103 – 749 Pandora Ave Victoria, BC V8W 1N9 Ph: (250) 383-1977 Provides shelter and other social services for citizens of the Capital Regional District and for transient persons.

Victoria Disability Resource Centre 817A Fort Street Victoria, BC V8W 1H6 Ph: (250) 595-0044 Promote independent living, equality and inclusion for people with disabilities and awareness of disability issues in the community. Activities include information and referral service, peer support, independent living skills development, employment programs and distribution of disability parking permits.

Victoria Dragon Boat Festival PO Box 1234  621 Discovery Street Victoria, BC V8W 2T6 Ph: (250) 472-0680  Host an annual Dragon Boat race and cultural event.

Victoria Emergency Management Program 1234 Yates Street Victoria, BC V8V 3M8 Ph: (250) 920-3355  The organization plans for and responds to extra-ordinary emergency situations affecting the City of Victoria.

Victoria Film Festival PO Box 8419 Victoria, BC V8W 3S1 Ph: (250) 389-0444  To expose our community to a wide range of ideas and lifestyle through the year-round presentation of film, video and new media. Through our events and presentations we aim to stimulate critical analysis and inspire individuals to recognize and utilize film as a creative tool.

Victoria General Hospital Site, VIHA 1 Hospital Way Victoria, BC V8Z 6R5 Ph: (250) 727-4134 Public hospital, including acute care. It is the pediatric and obstetric care centre for lower Vancouver Island.

Victoria Global Village Store 535 Pandora Victoria, BC V8W 1N5 Ph: (250) 380-1530 Store supports cooperative and self-help groups around the world in their efforts to make a living through alternative trade.

Victoria Hospice Society 3rd floor1952 Bay Street, Richmond Pavilion Royal Jubilee Hospital Victoria, BC V8R 1J8 Ph: (250) 370-8849  Care for the terminally ill patient and support for the family.

Victoria Hospitals Foundation Wilson Block, 1952 Bay Street Victoria, BC V8R 1J8  Ph: (250) 414-6688 Supports the most critical equipment needs for Royal Jubilee and Victoria General Hospitals. Supports nine critical healthcare programs ranging from cancer to heart care, pediatrics to seniors’ health.

Victoria Immigrant & Refugee Centre 3rd Floor, 637 Bay Street Victoria, BC V8T 5L2 Ph: (250) 361-9433 Assists in settlement and adjustment of immigrants and refugees. Offers free employment services, support and counseling services and English classes.

Victoria International Airport  Red Coat Host Program 201-1640 Electra Blvd Sidney, BC V8L 5V4 Ph: (250) 953-7500. This program is assist travelers and enhance the friendliness of the Victoria International Airport.

Victoria International Buskers Festival Society 895 Fort Street, Suite 200, Victoria BC, V8W 1H7 Ph: (250) 590-8907 Email: This free-to-attend event presents a number of stages at Victoria’s central ‘Ship Point’ and features over 500 hours of programmed shows and busker entertainment every July. Volunteers needed for everything from retailing festival merchandise, to stage management and security. Join this exciting and unique opportunity to gain invaluable experience within the growing industry of event planning and tourism.

Victoria International Chalk Art Festival Society 895 Fort Street, Suite 200, Victoria BC, V8W 1H7 Ph: (250) 590-8907 Email: Presents a free-to-attend, First Nation themed festival featuring local First Nation artists, singers, dancers and drummers along with international chalk and 3D artists every September at Victoria’s central ‘Ship Point’. Volunteers are needed for everything from retailing festival merchandise, to stage management and security. Join this exciting and unique opportunity to gain invaluable experience within the growing industry of event planning and tourism.

Victoria International Kite Festival Society 895 Fort Street, Suite 200, Victoria BC, V8W 1H7 Ph: (250) 590-8907 Email: This free-to-attend festival celebrates multicultural diversity in our community, every May at beautiful Clover Point. It is full of fun for the whole family, including local and international kite fliers, programmed kid’s activities and live entertainment. Volunteers are needed for everything from retailing festival merchandise and field marshals, to stage management and security. Join this exciting and unique opportunity to gain invaluable experience within the growing industry of event planning and tourism.

Victoria International Cycling Festival 4159 Hawkes Avenue Victoria, BC V8Z 3Y9 Ph: (250) 686-4012 Purpose is to bring together the unique, vibrant and varied cycling cultures of Victoria in a complete celebration of pedal power.

Victoria Marine Rescue Society PO Box 8795 Victoria, BC V8W 3S3 Ph: (250) 385-7728 Purpose is to provide Victoria area with 24 hour, year-round marine search and rescue.

Victoria Multi-Cultural Society 1415 Broad Street Victoria, BC V8W 2B2 Ph: (250) 380-1280 To be a sustainable arts and culture organization. To significantly contribute to the arts and cultural health of Victoria.

Victoria Operatic Society 744 Fairview Rd. Unit 10 Victoria BC  V9A 5T9 Ph: (250)-381-1021. A volunteer driven organization established in 1945 for the purpose of producing exceptional musical theatre that engages the broader community.  Volunteer opportunities range from performing to set building, costuming, and various behind-the-scenes duties.

Victoria Police Department  850 Caledonia Avenue Victoria, BC V8T 5J8 Ph: (250) 995-7202 Supporting crime prevention initiatives and outreach events, our volunteers engage with community members and help to make our communities safer.

Victoria Rainbow Kitchen 500 Admirals Victoria, BC V9A 2N4 Ph: (250) 384-2069 A place for people from all walks of life and circumstances to come and share a meal together.

Victoria READ Society 202, 990 Hillside Avenue Victoria, BC V8T 2A1 Ph: (250) 388-7225 Individualized remedial support in reading, writing and mathematics for children, youth and adults, provided by professional teachers in small group settings. Tuition Assistance program available for children and youth from low-income households.

Victoria School of Ideal Education 1270 Pandora Ave Victoria, BC V8V 3R4 Ph: (250) 595-5002 To provide holistic education: K-Grade 5, in a small, nurturing environment.

Victoria Symphony 610 – 620 View Street Victoria, BC V8W 1J6 Ph: (250) 385-9771 Purpose is to develop, attract and hold individuals as music lovers for life. Victoria Symphony currently produces over 50 concerts a year. Programming also includes educational concerts for children, working with local youth through the Symphony Youth Council and the Music in the Schools Program.

Victoria Tea Festival c/o Camosun College Child Care Services 4461 Interurban Road Victoria, BC V9E 2C1 Ph: (250) 370-4880 Hosts the largest public tea exhibition in North America. All proceeds from the event go to support Camosun College Child Care Services.

Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association PO Box 412 Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1R3  Ph: (778) 426-0506 Introduce disabled people to horse-back riding.

Victoria Ultimate Players Society 102-1252 Yates Street Victoria, BC V8V 3N3 Ph: (250) 886-6671 To promote and encourage the sport of Ultimate Frisbee within our community.

Victoria West Community Association 521 Craigflower Road Victoria, BC V9A 6Z5 Ph: (250) 590-8922 The centre provides physical, intellectual, social and cultural services and programs that contribute to individual and community health and development.

Victoria Sexual Assault Centre 201-3060 Cedarhill Rd Victoria, BC V8T 3J5 Ph: (250) 383-5545 Provide counseling services, a 24 hr Crisis Line, emergency response (SART), prevention education and specialized victim services.

Victoria Youth Clinic Society 533 Yates Street Victoria, BC V8W 1K7 Ph:(250) 383-3552 To provide primary health care services including mental health and addictions care, in a safe welcoming & accessible environment to all Greater Victoria youth.  Its program delivery model includes:  counselling, psychiatric assessment, primary health care, & outreach support.

View Royal Public Library Association 45B View Royal Ave Victoria, BC V9B 1A6 Ph: (250) 479-2723 Provide information and recreation library services to the residents of View Royal.

Volunteer Victoria  306-620 View Street Victoria, BC V8W 1J6 Ph: (250) 386-2269 Volunteer Victoria is the primary recruitment and referral centre for the Greater Victoria Region. Our aim to advance the value of volunteerism in Greater Victoria by providing leadership and training in volunteer and non-profit management.


Wear 2 Start Society 216 – 733 Johnson Street Victoria, BC V8W 3C7 Ph: (250) 472-9327 To outfit unemployed, economically disadvantaged women with clothing, shoes and accessories for interviews.

We Rage We Weep Alzheimer Foundation 707-828 Rupert Terrace Victoria, BC V8W 0A7  Ph: (250) 920-9573 To help those with Alzheimer disease or related dementia and their caregivers by encouraging independence, supporting aging in place and fighting loneliness and isolation through programs and services that make a difference in day to day quality of life thereby easing the burden of care giving – one family at a time.

The Well Earth and Spirit Society 350 King George Terrace Victoria, BC V8S 2K2 Ph: (778) 433-8925 To cultivate nature-based wisdom in service to a new world view – for us and all our children.

West Coast Men’s Support Society 213-80 Station Street Duncan, BC V9L 4M1 Ph: (250) 597-2801 Helping men, families, and community to create full, healthier lives.

West Coast Reach Association 3H6 Ph: (250) 882-4339, Email: Celebrates inclusion and diversity of ages, cultures and abilities (including special needs) through the performing arts. Activities at Saanich Commonwealth Place include REACH Performing Co., ONE WORLD Children’s Performing Company, and SPECIAL GIFTS Performing Arts Program.

WIN Community Cooperative 785 Pandora Avenue Victoria, BC V8W 1N9 Ph: (250) 480-4006 To support women and children in moving toward self-sufficiency. Priority is given to women coming out of Transition House. Programs include New Start, Gift Certificate Program, Community Gifts in Kind and Bursary Program.

Withdrawal Management & Supportive Recovery Services, Mental Health & Addictions, VIHA 1125 Pembroke Street Victoria, BC V8T 1J3 Ph: (250) 213-4436
Provides a short-term refuge for people who are under the influence of substances.

WITS Programs Foundation Ph: (250) 386-7625. A school and literacy based program to reduce peer victimization (bullying) in elementary level schools.

Women’s Transition House (Victoria) Box 5986 – Stn. B Victoria, BC V8R 6S8 Ph: (250) 592-2927 Housing and counseling for victims of family violence (women & children only). Emergency shelter for 2 weeks.

Woodwynn Farms Society 7789 West Saanich Road Saanichton, BC V8M 1R7 Ph: (250) 544-1175 Based on a model with a 72% success rate, Homefulness at Woodwynn Farms is a 193 acre therapeutic farming community providing a tangible alternative to homelessness brought on by addiction. Offers endless opportunities to teach, heal and support one another, making a long-term impact on Addictions, Homelessness & Mental Health!

Worklink Employment Society #202-3179 Jacklin Road Victoria, BC  V9B 3Y7 Ph: (250) 478-9525 Provides employment services to residents of the Western Communities. A new project is the Seniors’ Computer Access Centre, the goal of which is to teach seniors how to use the internet and computers. The project also aims at building community capacity through intergenerational contact between youth volunteers and clients.

World Fisheries Trust 434 Russell Street Victoria, BC V9A 3X3 Ph: (250) 380-7585 Dedicated to the equitable and sustainable use and conservation of acquatic biodiversity through research, education, community engagement and public awareness. Provides education at the Gorge Waterway Education Centre.


Youth Custody Centre PO Box 9219 Stn Prov Govt Victoria, BC V9W 9J1 Ph: (250) 708-2207 Operating a series of programs, i.e. schooling, recreation, arts and crafts, woodworking, etc. for young offenders in a youth facility.

YW/YMCA 851 Brouhton Street Victoria, BC V8W 1E5 Ph: (250) 386-7511 A variety of programs normally run in Y’s – Athletics, some crafts, etc.