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Vital People

The Victoria Foundation sponsors a television news feature series with CHEK TV called Vital People. Airing each Sunday on CHEK News @ 5, Vital People shares the stories of people and organizations working on the issues highlighted in the Victoria’s Vital Signs® community report that the foundation publishes annually.

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Times Colonist Vital People - June 26, 2016

Read about an internship program that grows organic farms and discover a local Scouts Canada renovation in the latest edition of Vital People.
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Vital People: Counting Bats

Want to sit outside at dusk and enjoy a Vancouver Island sunset, all while helping our bat population too? Then you might want to contact the Habitat...
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Vital People: Fighting Poverty with Colouring

Staff at an inner-city shelter say art is an important part of the healing process for many who struggle with life on the street. Now the program is...
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Vital People: Suiting up for Success

The latest Vital People looks at a program helping men to dress their best for success.
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Vital People: The Art of Aging

They say age is just a number and life is what we make it. For proof you need only meet any of the thousands of fascinating, inspiring seniors all...

Times Colonist Vital People - May 29, 2016

Learn all about new housing for homeless and the Victoria Foundation's 80th anniversary celebrations with the latest edition of Vital People.
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Vital People: Autism Takes Centre Stage

A diverse group of actors is preparing to take to the stage at Victoria’s Metro Theatre in a collaborative performance that allows young people to...
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Vital People: Leadership Victoria Graduates

What do Maja Tait, the mayor of Sooke, and Dan Gunn, the executive director of Victoria’s $3 billion technology industry, have in common? They’re...
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Vital People: Community Gardens

Science has proven that working in the garden is therapy for the body and the mind.  That’s why one of the many projects supported by the Victoria...
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Vital People: Life skills for teens

Teens across Vancouver Island are getting excited about graduation from one grade to the next, or that final leap from high school to life as a young...

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Vital People

Times Colonist Vital People - June 26, 2016

Read about an internship program that grows organic farms and discover a local Scouts Canada renovation in the latest edition of Vital People.

Victoria's Vital Signs

Read the 2015 Victoria's Vital Signs® report, our tenth anniversary check-up of the Greater Victoria region as a place to live, work, play and grow.

Read the 2015 Vital Signs Report»

Helping hands celebrate World Refugee Day

The goal of World Refugee Day is to raise awareness and vital funds to help relieve the suffering of the 60 million displaced people around the world.

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