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Leadership Projects

In addition to supporting charitable organizations, the Victoria Foundation also works on a number of community initiatives that help to improve the understanding of important issues in our community and the best ways to address them.

1% For The Planet
1% for the planet supports an alliance of businesses committed to creating a healthier planet. The Victoria Foundation actively promotes the program in Greater Victoria. 

Aboriginal Initiatives
A summary of the ways the Victoria Foundation works with the Aboriginal people and organizations in B.C.

Community Knowledge Centre
An online platform that highlights the work of charitable organizations that have received grants from the Victoria Foundation

Every Step Counts
A therapeutic walking and running program for people experiencing barriers and challenges – a partnership of the Victoria Foundation, Victoria Cool Aid Society and Frontrunners.

Happiness Index
A partnership of organizations, including the Victoria Foundation, dedicated to measuring and promoting well-being in Greater Victoria.

Vital Loans
A program aimed at providing financial support in the form of loans to registered charities on Vancouver Island (Nanaimo and south) and the Gulf Islands.

Vital Youth
This Victoria Foundation program gives students in eight Capital Region high schools hands-on experience in philanthropy by having them research and recommend annual charitable grant allocations.

 

Vital People

Russ Hay's Bikes for Kids

For the third year, Russ Hay's Bike Shop is refurbishing kids bikes to donate to families in need. Donations accepted until Dec. 15.

Victoria's Vital Signs

2014 Victoria's Vital Signs

Read the 2014 Victoria's Vital Signs® report, our ninth annual check-up of the Greater Victoria region as a place to live, work, play and grow.

Read the 2014 Vital Signs Report»

GivingTuesday 2014 contest winner Gagan Leekha

Congratulations to Gagan Leekha, one of our GivingTuesday UNselfie contest winners! Read more about her on our blog...

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