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SPECIAL EDITION Includes applications to the Community Fund for Canada’s 150 th

Make it happen! COMMUNITY NEEDS & OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR VITAL GRANTS


INTRODUCTION

2017 PROJECTS

The Victoria Foundation has a long and valued history of strengthening community wellbeing by investing in people, opportunities and solutions. Our close connections and face-to-face dialogues with local charitable organizations – together with research from our annual Vital Signs report – allow us to provide insightful, effective grants to make this great community an even better place to live, work, grow and play. We are pleased to share summaries adapted from community grant applications received from local charitable organizations for projects and programs proposed for 2017. They highlight the current needs of many organizations that carry out vital work in our community in five broad areas of interest. This year, we are honoured to include summaries from a unique funding opportunity: the Community Fund for Canada’s 150 th , offered through Community Foundations of Canada, the Government of Canada, and the Victoria Foundation. We also have several Collaboration Grant applications on behalf of multiple partners working to address root causes or systems change. Look for our symbol to find these applications. 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. You can support these initiatives by contributing to our six community leadership funds. TABLE OF CONTENTS: COMMUNITY GRANT APPLICATION SUMMARIES BY AREA OF INTEREST Arts & Culture Community Service Education Environment Health & Recreation CANADA’S 150 th GRANT APPLICATION SUMMARIES VICTORIA FOUNDATION LEADERSHIP FUNDS INDEX OF ALL CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS

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This booklet is also available online at victoriafoundation.ca where you can click through to the websites of each organization to learn more about them. While there, we invite you to visit Victoria’s Community Knowledge Centre at ckc.victoriafoundation.bc.ca. This online knowledge hub extends the Victoria Foundation’s commitment of connecting people who care with causes that matter® to highlight organizations addressing issues identified in our Victoria’s Vital Signs® report. Grantees that have received funding through past Make it happen! projects are also featured on the Community Knowledge Centre. We encourage you to consider supporting one or more of the projects or initiatives in this booklet. Please use the Grant Distribution Form. For assistance, please contact our donor services staff at 250.381.5532 or donorservices@victoriafoundation.bc.ca. Working together, we can strengthen the wellbeing of our community. Together, we’re better. VICTORIA FOUNDATION – MAKE IT HAPPEN! 1


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1BROADMEAD CARE SOCIETY REQUESTING $40,000 Engaging Minds and Souls - Creative Arts at Broadmead Carebroadmeadcare.com Broadmead Care’s Creative Arts program provides meaningful artistic activity to over 350 residents annually at the Veterans Memorial Lodge at Broadmead and at Nigel House. Program instructors are trained to use specialized tools and methods that encourage creativity and li mitless ability, regardless of a resident’s cognitive, emotional or physical ability. Funding is requested to support the salaries of Creative Arts instructors who continually adapt this program for the unique and individual needs of its participants. Through art, this program creates opportunities for connection to self and community and is an essential part of Broadmead Care's comprehensive care planning. Vital Signs Indicator: Health & Wellness 2CANADIAN LIGHT MUSIC SOCIETY REQUESTING $8,000 th Palm Court Light Orchestra 30 Anniversary Seasonpalmcourtorchestra.com The Palm Court Light Orchestra is entering its 30 th anniversary season. The Orchestra wishes to present two afternoon concerts in Oak Bay and Sidney, celebrating the Orchestra's achievements and acknowledging its seniors audience, some of whom were present at its first concert in 1987. It is the only professional orchestra in Canada performing palm court music, a genre of light orchestral music originating in the early part of the 20 th century and part of Victoria’s arts and cultural scene until the early 1950s. Vital Signs Indicator: Arts & Culture 3INTREPID THEATRE COMPANY SOCIETY REQUESTING $28,588 "Spotlight Centre!": Equipment and Package Upgrade for the Metro Studiointrepidtheatre.com The Metro Studio is a busy 175-seat live venue that is the only performance space of its size in Victoria. Over the last 10 years, it has gone from a gymnasium fitted with used equipment, to an increasingly state-of-the-art space able to meet the needs of the community it serves. To package the Metro as a completely professional space, it requires new soft-goods (black curtains, white ‘cyc’ projection surface), a follow spot, and a venue calendar software update. The upgrade will better serve the 500 community and cultural productions and 50,000 audience members who re ly on the space each year. Vital Signs Indicator: Arts & Culture 4KALEIDOSCOPE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS SOCIETY REQUESTING $18,000 The Little Prince - Bilingual Versionkaleidoscope.bc.ca In March 2017, Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People will produce a bilingual (English/French) production of the timeless classic "The Little Prince". Building on the success of its recent workshop of an English-only version at its 4 th annual Family Theatre Festival, Kaleidoscope will scale up the show for presentation at the McPherson Playhouse. In addition to Kaleidoscope's traditional school and family audiences, "The Little Prince" will be available at no charge to under -served audiences in the community. Kaleidoscope plans to tour this production up island during the 2017/2018 season. Vital Signs Indicator: Arts & Culture

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5METCHOSIN INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (MISSA) REQUESTING $35,105 MISSA Printmaking Expansion Projectmissa.ca The Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts (MISSA) runs for two weeks each summer, offering classes in a wide range of mediums and led by local, national and international faculty. Funding will enable MISSA to develop its printmaking capacity to attract talented teachers who can offer specialized printmaking courses in a variety of techniques. Along with the purchase of a professional etching press and proper press equipment, this project will include bursaries for established and/or emerging artists for each course offered. A spring workshop will highlight a specific technique and the upcoming summer courses, expanding MISSA's overall capacity. Vital Signs Indicator: Arts & Culture 6PTARMIGAN MUSIC AND THEATRE SOCIETY REQUESTING $25,000 Strength Within: Arts for Healing and Engagementptarmigansociety.org Working with community partners, Ptarmigan Music and Theatre Society will coordinate interactive artistic workshops designed for individuals who are living with physical or mental health challenges and experiencing isolation, homelessness, and poverty. This project will bring inspirational and healing arts workshops to Victoria’s most vulnerable citiz ens, allowing them opportunities for learning, self-expression, enjoyment, community connection, and improved physical and mental health. It will increase the range of artistic and creative activities that exist for underserved populations in Victoria, and will allow vulnerable members of our community to live healthier, happier and more engaged lives. Vital Signs Indicator: Belonging & Engagement 7SOOKE FINE ARTS SOCIETY REQUESTING $10,000 Legacy Project - Public Artsookefinearts.com The Sooke Fine Arts Society Legacy Project will consist of a series of public art sculptures in the community of Sooke, inspired by Coast Salish place-based legends and realized by members of local First Nations communities. The sculptures will include audio -visual components to enhance visitor appreciation and understanding. This project is a tribute to the region's dynamic arts and culture sector, promoting community beautification and pride. It is a celebration of the Indigenous heritage of the region, bringing Coast Salish culture to the fore and thereby creating bridges of understanding between cultures through stories of place that connect us all. Vital Signs Indicator: Arts & Culture 8ST. ANDREW'S CATHEDRAL REQUESTING $15,000 th St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cathedral 125 Anniversary Celebrations 2017standrewscathedral.com The Cultural Events committee for the 125 th anniversary of St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cathedral, which is a National Historic Site, will use its resources and energy to promote the historical legacy and the contemporary and future relevance of St. Andrew's Cathedral in the city of Victoria. It is planning to invite musical groups and individual musicians from the broader community to participate in special concerts during its 125 th anniversary year, to highlight the unique acoustical, architectural beauty and spiritual legacy of the cathedral build ing. The Cathedral opens its doors to invite and embrace the community it seeks to serve. Vital Signs Indicator: Arts & Culture VICTORIA FOUNDATION – MAKE IT HAPPEN! 3


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9SUDDENLY DANCE THEATRE SOCIETY REQUESTING $15,000 WITS in Motionsuddenlydance.ca In partnership with the University of Victoria, Suddenly Dance Theatre Society’s “WITS in Motion” program will develop a user guide and other resources to accompany a non -verbal, anti-bullying dance film. The materials will be used by parents, caregivers, teachers, speech pathologists, and law enforcement educators to discuss conflict resolution with 5-13 year olds. This program includes interactive resources and engages the performing arts to enhance social -emotional learning resources for children. It will also improve the behavioral outcomes of children by creating resources that enhance their understanding of complex emotions through the universal language of the body. Vital Signs Indicator: Arts & Culture 10THE CANADIAN HERITAGE ARTS SOCIETY REQUESTING $40,000 Theatre and Equipment Upgradesccpacanada.com The Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) offers quality training in a broad spectrum of skills to prepare students for careers in the performance arts locally, nationally and internationally. The CCPA is entering its 19 th season and is looking to make needed upgrades to its Performance Hall. The Performance Hall is widely used by both its students and the public. Upgrades will improve the theatre experience with more comfortable seats and accessible washrooms. The CCPA wil l also replace its theatre drapes, enhancing light and ventilation, and its dance floor, improving performer safety. Vital Signs Indicator: Arts & Culture 11THE GREATER VICTORIA PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION REQUESTING $15,000 Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival 90 th Anniversary Legacy Videogvpaf.org To recognize 90 years of service to the Greater Victoria arts community and the development of performing artists, the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival Association will produce a promotional video showcasing the festival process and experience as well as the short - and long-term benefits for festival participants. It will cover both performances and adjudication workshops during the 2017 festival and trace the careers of nationally- and internationally-recognized festival alumni. Raising awareness of the opportunities and benefits offered by the festival will result in increased knowledge and greater engagement of arts educators and young performers. Vital Signs Indicator: Arts & Culture 12THE OCTA COLLECTIVE SOCIETY REQUESTING $19,445 artsREACH In-School Programartsreach.ca The artsREACH In-School Program provides free 90-minute workshops in visual arts, dance, and theatre through public schools serving the highest populations of low -income families in the region. Workshops are offered to Kindergarten through Grade Five classes selected by school principals. Taught by professional artists, artsREACH fosters imaginative play, encourages individual creativity, and promotes collaborative teamwork. Classroom teachers learn new skills and techniques by observing artsREACH artist-instructors. Instruction and all materials are provided free of charge. The artsREACH program aims to deliver 225 workshops to 3000 children in 20 schools from January to June 2017. Vital Signs Indicator: Arts & Culture 4 VICTORIA FOUNDATION – MAKE IT HAPPEN!


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13THE OTHER GUYS THEATRE COMPANY SOCIETY REQUESTING $15,000 Rattenbury: A Chamber Opera by Tobin Stokesotherguystheatre.ca In collaboration with Pacific Opera Victoria, the Other Guys Theatre Company will premiere Tobin Stokes’ "Rattenbury", an opera based on the life and death of the infamous British Columbian architect Francis Rattenbury. Stokes uses a local legendary character to tell a story that speaks to the universal themes of lost youth and ambition. The title role will be sung by internationally -acclaimed tenor, Richard Margison, with Kathleen Brett as his mistress, Alma. Maestro Arthur Arnold, the Conductor of the Moscow Symphony, will conduct the premiere. Vital Signs Indicator: Arts & Culture 14THE PARISH OF PENDER AND SATURNA ISLANDS REQUESTING $10,000 Pender Reconciliation Initiative 2017bc.anglican.ca/parish/parish-pender-saturna-islands The 2017 Pender Reconciliation Initiative, key elements of which are the SENĆOŦEN language workshop and W̱ SÁNEĆ 13 Moon Calendar installation, is designed to promote recognition and respect for W̱ SÁNEĆ culture through community engagement and partnership. This workshop will provide an introduction to the language revival initiative and the role that it plays in reinforcing the cultural identity of the W̱ SÁNEĆ Peoples. The 13 Moon Calendar codifies essential elements of W̱ SÁNEĆ culture and illustrates the interrelationships among these elements. This project will promote a growing partnership between the Tsawout and Pender communitie s. Vital Signs Indicator: Arts & Culture 15THE STORY THEATRE PRODUCTIONS SOCIETY REQUESTING $14,500 A Website for the 21st Century!storytheatre.ca Story Theatre requires a complete overhaul of its website to update the platform and design. The organization would like to provide a website that further enhances the audience experience through interactive engagement, including podcasts, videos and literacy activities. Further, the website will be accessible to students, parents and teachers, allowing all visitors to have a fulfilling experience and easily learn about and book Story Theatre's services. Vital Signs Indicator: Arts & Culture 16THE VICTORIA GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY REQUESTING $15,000 Victoria G&S Society Production Spring 2017: Princess Ida gilbertandsullivanvictoria.ca "Princess Ida" is one of the lesser-known works of the 19 th -century musical theatre geniuses W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan, and has not been performed in Victoria in the past two decades. As such, it is "fresh material" for audiences and performers alike. The production will provide an opportunity for young performers to engage with challenging, beautiful music, while learning from other performers with decades of experience. For audiences, it will combine the familiar feel and recognizable style of better-known Gilbert and Sullivan works, while offering novelty and discovery, and will likely prompt reflection on the past century's advances in feminism. Vital Signs Indicator: Arts & Culture

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17VICTORIA CHORAL SOCIETY REQUESTING $6,500 Handel's "Joshua" Concertvictoriachoralsociety.ca The Victoria Choral Society (VCS) will self-produce a concert on May 9, 2017 featuring Handel's oratorio "Joshua." This concert will provide a rare opportunity for Victoria audiences to hear this masterwork, with its beautiful arias and stirring choruses, including the well -known "See the Conquering Hero Comes." The project will also benefit the local music community, as VCS will hire 33 instrumentalists and four soloists. In addition, VCS will reach out to youth, disadvantaged people, and community groups to provide complimentary or reduced -cost tickets. Vital Signs Indicator: Arts & Culture 18VICTORIA INDEPENDENT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL REQUESTING $20,000 Victoria Film Festival Indigenous Program with Guest Curator victoriafilmfestival.com The Indigenous Program will present a series of feature films and shorts carefully sele cted by an Indigenous Canadian guest curator. Each film chosen for the Program will be directed by an Indigenous filmmaker and speak to themes and issues pertinent to Indigenous identity and experiences. This project will invite youth and community groups to engage with the films, facilitate discussion between the curator and the audiences, and inspire the next generation of Indigenous Canadians to communicate their stories creatively. The Program benefits the community through strengthening the arts and cultural landscape, while f ostering a sense of belonging for Indigenous Canadians. Vital Signs Indicator: Arts & Culture 19VICTORIA PHILHARMONIC CHOIR SOCIETY REQUESTING $7,000 Monteverdi Choral Concertvpchoir.ca The Victoria Philharmonic Choir (VPC) is an auditioned and multi -generational organization that has become a vital part of the region's musical culture. Support is needed for two choral concerts featuring the work of Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers. In June 2017, the VPC will treat Greater Victoria audiences, with special outreach to youth, to high-quality performances featuring 80 voices, orchestra with period instrumentation, and internationally -notable soloists. The performance will contribute to the health and wellbeing of choristers, musicians and audiences. Moreover, audiences exceeding 700 will thrill to accessible, high-quality cultural events, while volunteers will experience belonging and community contribution. Vital Signs Indicator: Arts & Culture 20WEST COAST CHILDREN'S CHORAL SOCIETY REQUESTING $6,000 Prelude Choir Launchvictoriachildrenschoir.ca Under the artistic leadership of Madeleine Humer for the past 15 years, the Victoria Children's Choir (VCC) has produced stunning and diverse choral music. Their success is recognized at home and abroad, a result of high-quality training and performance to international standards. The VCC is the sole provider of this level of choral training in Greater Victoria and demand has exceeded its current programming. The VCC will expand to include the Prelude Choir, a non-auditioned ensemble for younger children, aged seven to nine, introducing them to voice, sound, and music through fun and interactive group exercises and empowering their future musical pursuits. Vital Signs Indicator: Arts & Culture 6 VICTORIA FOUNDATION – MAKE IT HAPPEN!


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21ANGLICAN SYNOD OF THE DIOCESE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA REQUESTING $25,000 Welcoming Newcomers to Canada: Refugee Sponsorship bc.anglican.ca The Refugee Program of the Diocese of British Columbia, through a Sponsorship Agreement with the Canadian Government, works with volunteers to privately sponsor and settle hundreds of individuals fleeing from countries where they are persecuted or escaping from war. Fifty-six sponsorship groups raise funds to bring families to Canada and, for twelve months, provide living expenses and accommodation. Volunteers orient them to language and settlement programs, health services and the Canadian workplace. The Diocese welcomes refugees as newcomers, integrating them into our multicultural society, and encouraging them to become autonomous and self-reliant. Vital Signs Indicator: Belonging & Engagement 22BIG BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS OF VICTORIA CAPITAL REGION REQUESTING $18,000 Teen Mentoringbbbsvictoria.com Teen Mentoring connects vulnerable elementary school students, deemed to potentially benefit from a mentoring relationship, with trained teen mentors. The program creates an opportunity for young students to have access to role models who support their social development. Schools identify children who are struggling socially and teen mentors meet with them on a weekly basis, sharing skills and experiences. Teens grow from the experience; they are e ngaged in their community and develop a deeper understanding for marginalized groups. Teen mentoring increases opportunities for community involvement while providing valuable supports to vulnerable children. Vital Signs Indicator: Belonging & Engagement 23BURNSIDE GORGE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION REQUESTING $40,000 Youth Self Sufficiencyburnsidegorge.ca The Youth Self Sufficiency (YSS) program supports youth in foster care, living independently under a Youth Agreement, or without supports as they transition into adulthood. Working with youth aged 17-19 for up to three years, YSS provides support in the areas of housing, employment, education, relationship and trust building, life skills, identity, and emotional healing. Funding is requested to support and expand the program, adding an outreach component to target youth unable to participate in YSS due to mental health concerns or other barriers. Youth Advisors will support these youth as they stabilize and develop program readiness. Vital Signs Indicator: Getting Started in our Community 24COMMUNICA: DIALOGUE AND RESOLUTION SERVICES SOCIETY REQUESTING $15,100 Re-entry Mediation Deliverycommunicabc.org Despite research indicating that preservation of strong family relationships reduces the likelihood of recidivism, relationship maintenance is not generally supported within the correctional system: inmates are incarcerated far from their families, visits with family members are uncertain, and family members don’t always understand one another’s experiences. As a result, inmate families may be illequipped to support a successful release, and recidivism may occur. Re -entry Mediation Delivery supports the preservation of strong family connections by providing inmate families with mediated dialogue processes combining mediation and restorative practices, giving closure to past events and building practical, concrete plans for a successful release. Vital Signs Indicator: Safety VICTORIA FOUNDATION – MAKE IT HAPPEN! 7


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25COOK STREET VILLAGE ACTIVITY CENTRE SOCIETY (NEW HORIZONS) REQUESTING $2,500 Sharing Circlescookstreetvillageactivitycentre.com The Cook Street Village Activity Centre (CSVAC) believes in diversity of cultures and generations. Sharing Circles will provide a place where everyone will be a learner and teacher by celebrating diversity, gaining greater awareness and acceptance, and breaking the cycle of isolation. The CSVAC knows that finances can be a barrier to participation so keeping costs low is essential. Sharing Circles will work closely with schools, non-profits, and local groups to celebrate diversity through art, music, storytelling and food, leading to a stronger sense of community. . Vital Signs Indicator: Belonging & Engagement 26GREATER VICTORIA COALITION TO END HOMELESSNESS SOCIETY REQUESTING $106,000 Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness: Strategic Plan Priorities victoriahomelessness.ca In 2015, the Greater Victoria Point in Time Count identified that 36.2% of those experiencing homelessness were of Aboriginal ancestry. The Aboriginal Coalitio n to End Homelessness (ACEH) brings leadership and expertise to define problems and solutions through an Indigenous lens and to address Aboriginal housing and homelessness. The ACEH has developed a five -year Strategic Plan and Protocol Agreement to be adopted at its first AGM in October 2016. Funding requested will support the ACEH in the implementation of the Strategic Plan priorities targeted to shelter/housing, governance/policy/resources, support services, and community relations. Vital Signs Indicator: HousingCollaboration 27GREATER VICTORIA COALITION TO END HOMELESSNESS SOCIETY REQUESTING $40,000 Peer Housing Support Projectvictoriahomelessness.ca This community-driven project brings those transitioning from homelessness to housing together with experiential peer supporters. These supporters assist in navigating available resources and promote successful transition to long-term housing. The next step of the project is to hire two part time Peer Coordinators in order to support the continued engagement of people with lived experience of homelessness in guiding, shaping and developing the peer program development process. Peer Coordinators will also support the work of developing collabo rative partnerships with agencies and people with lived experience, and develop a program framework and training manual. Vital Signs Indicator: Housing 28GREATER VICTORIA ELDERCARE FOUNDATION REQUESTING $15,000 Resilient Buildings and Streetsgvef.org Social connectedness is a key determinant of health and resilliance especially for older populations. Resilient Buildings and Streets strengthens neighbour-to-neighbour connections and relationships that lead to sharing of resources and skills as well as cooperation around common neighbourhood interests or concerns. The program provides orientations, a toolkit of diverse activities, peer mentors, networking, and small grants. This expansion from the 2012 -2015 pilot phase will focus on building a Partners Table as a community of practice for neighbour-to-neighbour connectivity, and designing and distributing an expanded toolkit with guidance on emergency preparedness, intergenerational relationships and supports, community safety, and engagement in apartments and condominiums (vertical streets). The program will also be expanded across Greater Victoria. Vital Signs Indicator: Belonging & Engagement 8 VICTORIA FOUNDATION – MAKE IT HAPPEN!


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29GREATER VICTORIA HOUSING SOCIETY REQUESTING $14,850 Balmoral Garden Court Re-Design Projectgreatervichousing.org Balmoral Garden Court is an inner-city building that provides affordable housing for low-income seniors, families, and adults with disabilities. The Balmoral Garden Court Re -Design Project is an initiative to enhance the quality of life of residents by creating friendly, bright community spaces where people feel welcome and secure. Enhancements and refurbishments include replacing the existing bike racks, installing a weather-proofed bike shelter, refurbishing the family area with interactive walls to encourage playful learning, and adding toy storage and children’s furniture. Floor numbers will also be painted/installed outside of the elevators on every floor, improving accessibility. Vital Signs Indicator: Standard of Living 30HOPE IN SHADOWS INC. REQUESTING $25,000 Hope in Shadows and Megaphone Victoria Vendor Coordinator hopeinshadows.com The Victoria Vendor Coordinator is a part-time position to recruit new homeless and low-income vendors in Victoria to sell the Hope in Shadows calendar and Megaphone magazine. This project will provide vendors with the skills, tools, training and support to improve their sales, better manage their finances and create stronger interpersonal and communication skills with their clients. With a 12% poverty rate in the region and more than 1,000 homeless individuals in Victoria, this project will provide people experiencing poverty and homelessness a much needed low -threshold employment opportunity. Vital Signs Indicator: Standard of Living 31JAMES BAY HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY REQUESTING $13,392 Exploring the Need for Childcarejbcp.bc.ca There is a lack of affordable and high quality childcare spaces for families in Victoria. This project will research best practices and the viability of setting up childcare, including start-up costs, staffing requirements, pricing models, and comparison with services that are currently available. High -quality childcare benefits children and families: when children get a good start in life, th eir development is supported. In addition, it can support families to return to work, benefiting physical and mental health. Well-run childcare directly meets the needs of the local community. Vital Signs Indicator: Getting Started in our Community 32LIVING EDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH REQUESTING $15,000 Quadra Village: food equality capacity buildinglivingedge.ngo The Living Edge Community operates as a food hub and community dinner organization for people in the Hillside-Quadra neighbourhoods and surrounding area who are living in poverty. Access to rescued food from various food banks and generous local food suppliers allow for distribution of food through a free Sunday Community Dinner at CDI College and a free Marketplace at Quadra Village Community Centre, where fresh produce and high protein foods are available. Funding will support a program evaluation, volunteer drive, outreach activities, community events, and a client survey. Vital Signs Indicator: Standard of Living

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33OAK BAY VOLUNTEERS SERVICES SOCIETY REQUESTING $20,000 th Volunteer Engagement 40 Anniversaryoakbayvolunteers.bc.ca Oak Bay Volunteer Services provides direct one-to-one volunteer services to Oak Bay residents in need. While honouring its upcoming 40 th anniversary, the organization will look to expand outreach to attract new volunteers. Volunteer engagement will also be expande d through the provision of workshops and other training opportunities. The overall goal will be to provide much needed volunteer services to help individuals maintain independence, improve quality of life and reduce social isolation. Both volunteers and clients will benefit through an improved sense of belonging. Vital Signs Indicator: Belonging & Engagement 34OUR PLACE SOCIETY REQUESTING $40,000 Securing Food for Greater Victoria's Most Vulnerable Citizens ourplacesociety.com Our Place is the largest meal provider for the Capital Region's most vulnerable citizens. The program has grown to serving 1,800 meals per day (50% increase over four years). To ensure safe storage of an increasing volume of perishable food donations arriving daily to meet increased demand, refurbishment and expansion of the refrigeration system is required. Funding is requested to purchase an additional walk-in cooler and refurbish the existing walk-in cooler system. Hundreds rely on Our Place for their nutritional needs, and refrigeration is critical in continuing to provide food security for this vulnerable population. Vital Signs Indicator: Standard of Living 35PACIFIC TRAINING CENTRE FOR THE BLIND SOCIETY REQUESTING $10,000 Blind People in Chargepacifictrainingcentre.ca The Blind People in Charge program offers a two day per week program for blind adults in Victoria. Blind instructors and mentors serve as role models, teachi ng the basics of independence and blindness-specific employment-readiness skills such as Braille, adaptive technology, cane travel, public transportation, cooking, and other life skills. The program connects participants with community resources, such as housing and financial aid; focuses on a positive approach to blindness; and uses an empowering style of teaching, where blind people learn to take charge of their own lives. Training of this nature has a proven record of creating successful outcomes. Vital Signs Indicator: Standard of Living 36PENDER ISLAND CHILD CARE SOCIETY (PICCS) REQUESTING $17,080 Supporting Child Care: Enhancing the Early Yearsdragonflycentre.ca This Pender Island Child Care Society (PICCS) initiative will serve Pender Island families by providing an extra caregiver to PICCS' expanding childcare program and nurturing its Pre -K class with music, art, and drama programs. This expansion will support the needs of families that may be at r isk due to social, economic, and demographic factors of rural living by allowing them to get back into the workforce or by offering respite. In 2014, PICCS ran a successful music and dance program with the Pre-K class, allowing children to jump start their learning experience before transitioning into the school system. Vital Signs Indicator: Getting Started in our Community

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37SHELBOURNE COMMUNITY KITCHEN SOCIETY REQUESTING $15,000 Sustainability Projectshelbournecommunitykitchen.ca This project will empower the Shelbourne Community Kitchen Society to develop a three -point sustainability plan to expand nutritious, affordable food access and food skills training to more clients, and enhance program awareness to clients who currently only utilize the pantry. This sustainability plan will include the development of a robust, client -centred evaluation framework and a needs assessment tool; enhancement and expansion of the current volunteer management system; and creation of a strategic action plan to ensure financial sustainability and growth of the Society in the medium-to-long-term. This project will enable the Society to meet the increased need for foodsecurity programming. Vital Signs Indicator: Health & Wellness 38SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL OF VANCOUVER ISLAND REQUESTING $40,000 Enabling Sustainable Independent Housingsvdpvictoria.com This project will improve long-term housing outcomes for at-risk women and single mothers who are moving into transitional housing. The project will operate out of Rosalie's Village, a new 42 -unit transitional housing development owned and operated by St. Vincent de Paul. F unding is requested to support the design and implementation of a self-sustaining community development model that will help prepare residents for a successful transition to independent housing. Through this project, residents and stakeholders will co-create an environment that builds strong social connections, increases self-esteem, and supports movement toward sustainability. Vital Signs Indicator: Housing 39SOUTH GALIANO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT SOCIETY REQUESTING $12,720 Firefighter Personal Protective Equipmentsgvfd.ca By regulation, firefighter personal protective clothing must be replaced every ten years, a costly replacement for any volunteer fire department. The South Galiano Fire Department needs to replace two to four sets of protective clothing (coats, pants, boots and helmets). New training guidelines introduced by the province meant increased spending on training and other safety equipment over the last two years. While previous support from the Victoria Foundation has helped with these training requirements, protective gear replacement is in need of additional funding. This grant will meet this funding gap and keep our firefighters safe. Vital Signs Indicator: Safety 40ST. JOHN'S CHURCH REQUESTING $2,925 Cooler to Support Fresh Food Distribution at St. John'sstjohnthedivine.bc.ca St. John's Church is an active member of the Food Share Network, a collaboration of organizations working together to improve food access. The Food Bank at St. John's will need a cooler to keep fresh produce and other perishable foods made available through the Food Rescue project as fresh as possible until the food can be distributed to clients. Client health will be greatly improved by increasing the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as other perishable products such as cheese and yogurt in their diets. Vital Signs Indicator: Health & Wellness VICTORIA FOUNDATION – MAKE IT HAPPEN! 11


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41THE MUSTARD SEED STREET CHURCH REQUESTING $33,874 Connecting People and Foodmustardseed.ca The Connecting People and Food Project will expand on three key activities to reach food insecure populations: a farm gleaning project, in partnership with LifeCycles; the Neighbour hood Hamper Delivery Program; and the GiveFoodGetFood website, supporting food distribution to 32 agencies working with vulnerable communities. Funding is requested to support the continued partnership with the farm gleaning project, which provided the Mus tard Seed with 11,549 pounds of locallygrown produce last year; to expand the Neighbourhood Hamper Delivery Program from nine to 12 agencies; and to increase the number of agencies using the GiveFoodGetFood.ca website. Vital Signs Indicator: Standard of Living 42THRESHOLD HOUSING SOCIETY REQUESTING $40,000 Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness by Housing At-Risk Youththresholdhousing.ca Threshold Housing Society is committed to creating a safe and stable home environment for Victoria's vulnerable youth. Threshold received 117 applications last year but only had the capacity to house 30 at-risk youth at any one time. Given the growing need and urgency to prevent at -risk youth from falling into adult homelessness, Threshold has leased an ideal property for youth housing, opening its doors in September 2016. This new building will house up to eight more youth in a transitional setting. It will also be the central location for Threshold’s life -skills and transitional planning programs. Vital Signs Indicator: Housing 43TOGETHER AGAINST POVERTY SOCIETY (TAPS) REQUESTING $40,000 Tenant Legal Advocacy and Empowerment Project tapsbc.ca The Tenant Legal Advocacy and Empowerment Project will provide legal advocacy services to vulnerable, low-income tenants in the Capital Regional District, including information, referrals, summary advice and full representation at Dispute Resolution Hearings through the Residential Tenancy Branch. These services will help improve the lives of these tenants by ensuring their housing is reflective of standards prescribed under the Residential Tenancy Act and by protecting them from wrongful evictions. The project will also create a Tenant Rights Group that will seek to raise awareness of the common issues faced by marginalized, low-income tenants. Vital Signs Indicator: Housing 44VANCOUVER ISLAND AIDS SOCIETY REQUESTING $39,499 Women's Space: A Capacity Building Project for Structurally-Vulnerable Womenavi.org The Women's Space project expands access to culturally -appropriate, supportive health services for women experiencing homelessness, illicit substance use, and violence. By expanding on the Society's successful weekly Women's Space drop-in, women in the downtown community will have greater access to HIV testing, supportive counselling services, group education, meals, and peer mentorship. The Women's Space coordinator will work closely with community-based service providers such as emergency shelters, drop-in programs, and health centres to ensure that staff in these organizations have the skills and knowledge needed to meet the unique needs of structurally -vulnerable women. Vital Signs Indicator: Health & Wellness 12 VICTORIA FOUNDATION – MAKE IT HAPPEN!


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45VICTORIA COOL AID SOCIETY REQUESTING $40,000 Cool Aid Client Engagement ProgramCoolAid.org Cool Aid's Client Engagement Program will develop and deliver expanded strategies, processes and initiatives for residents, clients, patients and program participants to contribute to decisions affecting their living environments, healthcare and other supports and services received through Cool Aid. Funding is requested to enhance and expand Cool Aid's existing client engagement initiatives and facilitate ongoing opportunities for client involvement and participation across the organization. The program will contribute to a stronger sense of belonging and engagement a mong individuals with multiple issues and barriers (homelessness, poverty, mental health and addictions) in Greater Victoria, thereby enhancing clients' health and wellbeing. Vital Signs Indicator: Belonging & Engagement 46VICTORIA DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTRE REQUESTING $35,000 Enhanced Employability Program for Persons with Disabilities drcvictoria.com In partnership with the Neil Squire Society, the Victoria Disability Resource Centre will work with 45 people with disabilities, 15 of whom are under 30 years of age, to enhance their employment prospects. The program will include one-to-one coaching in career planning, preparation of resumes and cover letters, interview skills, use of personal success stor ies in an interview, and creative job searches. Based on previous program results, it is expected that 40% of participants will obtain employment, 20% will return to school and 40% will benefit from improved employment skills, which can be used for future work and volunteer opportunities. Vital Signs Indicator: Economy 47VICTORIA RAINBOW KITCHEN SOCIETY REQUESTING $15,000 Rainbow Kitchenrainbowkitchen.ca Funding will support the Rainbow Kitchen, which provides a hot nutritious lunch to 125-140 people per day, five days per week. An estimated 1,100 individuals are served over 36,000 meals per year in a safe, non-judgmental, and welcoming place, free of charge. Rainbow Kitchen guests include low income and often isolated seniors, working poor families, people temporarily unemployed or unemployable, and those dealing with mental health or addiction issues. Many guests have described this noontime meal as their “food security”. The Rainbow Kitchen relies on over 200 volunt eers and one staff member to coordinate and deliver this program. Vital Signs Indicator: Belonging & Engagement 48VOLUNTEER AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES SALT SPRING SOCIETY REQUESTING $8,000 Needs Assessment for Administrative Services Hub for Not-for-Profitsvcrsaltspring.org Salt Spring Island is an unincorporated community relying on services provided by not -for-profit organizations and volunteers. For these groups with limited resources, necessary tasks such as accounting, fiscal management, information technology and back -office skills can be overwhelming and debilitating to the services that they provide to the community. This project will explore a centralized "hub" model to help manage these tasks. This “hub” can address the common challenges that all not-for-profits have in terms of business efficiency. The organization would explore this as a

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social enterprise, a model that maximizes the use of community resources and expertise and promotes sustainability. Vital Signs Indicator: Economy 49YOUNG PARENT SUPPORT NETWORK REQUESTING $25,000 Building Connections with Young Parent Familiesypsn.ca The Building Connections program will build on current programs to meet the needs of marginalized young parent families who do not attend regular parenting programs offered in the community. In 2015, 85 young parents and 137 children participated in this program, which provides a healthy meal, childcare, and group and one-to-one parenting interventions. Funding is requested to build on the program's success by responding to requests to offer it in other young parent serving organizations. The program will reduce duplication of services while providing parenting education that meets the specific needs of this vulnerable population. Vital Signs Indicator: Getting Started in our Community

GREATER VICTORIA ELDERCARE FOUNDATION Resilient Buildings and Streets strengthens neighbour -to-neighbour connections and relationships that lead to sharing of resources and skills as well as cooperation around common neighbourhood interests or concerns. The program provides orientations, a too lkit of diverse activities, peer mentors, networking, and small grants. (Page 8) REQUESTING $15,000

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501000X5 CHILDREN'S BOOK RECYCLING PROJECT SOCIETY REQUESTING $8,000 1000X5 Children's Book Recycling Project1000X5.ca 1000X5 Children's Book Recycling Project Society provides books for babies and preschoolers in a crucial early brain development and literacy stage. The goal is for every child to have a home library and have those books read to them 1000 times by age five, building lifelong language, literacy and social-emotional skills. Many families, due to poverty or unfamiliarity with early reading, own few or no books. Through the project, 1000 children receive three books monthly from 24 agencies. Eight thousand families at 30 Greater Victoria elementary schools donate books. Funds will buy books for babies and support the part-time Project Leader. Vital Signs Indicator: Learning 51ARTEMIS PLACE SOCIETY REQUESTING $15,000 Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Inclusion Workshop Materialsartemisplace.org Artemis Place Society provides education, life skills, and childcare to young women and trans youth in an alternative school setting. This project will build understanding of gender, sexuality and human rights issues to support trans and gender non-conforming inclusion at Artemis Place. Workshop materials will emanate from lived experiences through existing video and include Indigenou s perspectives. Student input in the project development ensures age -appropriate and youth-relevant materials. The project will be piloted, evaluated and refined at Artemis Place, benefiting all students, their children and staff. Upon completion, the final product will be made available via onmyplanet.ca. Vital Signs Indicator: Safety 52BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB SERVICES OF GREATER VICTORIA REQUESTING $15,000 Strengthening Foundations for Seven Generationsbgcvic.org Raising the Grade is an interactive education program that allows youth to get homework help, meet new people, increase digital literacy and explore future options. The proposed expansion of this project includes adding a tutoring program for up to 30 Abor iginal youth attending Stelly's Secondary School and running a literacy program at Bayside Middle School for up to eight Aboriginal youth. The agency wishes to remove financial barriers for high school students to access tutors, who will help them not only stay in school but achieve greater success with the ultimate goal of moving on to post secondary education or training. Vital Signs Indicator: Learning 53CAMOSUN COLLEGE FOUNDATION REQUESTING $5,000 2017 S'TENISTOLW Conference: Cultural Pre-conference and Welcomecamosun.ca/about/foundation The 2017 S'TENISTOLW Conference, hosted by Eye? Sqa'lewen, Camosun's Centre for Indigenous Education and Community Connections, is a gathering for instructors, leaders and allies in the field of Indigenous adult education. Its purpose is to build relationships and networks of reciprocity - to share, learn and exchange with each other. Funding is requested for a cultural pre -conference and welcome, hosted in collaboration with the Songhees Nation, which will ground the conference in relationship to place, confirming the intention of Eye? Sqa'lewen (good heart, good mind, good feelings) and Na'tsa'maht (unity and collective vision), a gathering place on Camosun's La nsdowne campus. Vital Signs Indicator: Learning VICTORIA FOUNDATION – MAKE IT HAPPEN! 15


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54CFB ESQUIMALT MILITARY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE REQUESTING $7,700 Celebrating Diversity of the Military Familyesquimaltmfrc.com Based on a 2013 Military Ombudsman report assessing the wellbeing of Canadian military families and on community engagement with local military families, Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre is seeking funds to continue the “This is My Family” campaign. The campaign's aim is to enhance community integration and educate community partners about the unique nature of the military family lifestyle and the diversity of military families. Funding is requested to support the creation of images and communication tools to reinforce the definition of the modern military family, enhance community integration, and encourage a greater sense of belonging. Vital Signs Indicator: Belonging & Engagement 55LEADERSHIP VICTORIA SOCIETY REQUESTING $15,000 Deepening Our Roots: Renewing the Community Leadership Development Program leadershipvictoria.ca For 16 years, Leadership Victoria has offered its flagship Community Leadership Development Program (CLDP) to emerging leaders throughout Greater Victoria. Attracting 20-24 participants per year from private, government, and non-profit sectors, the CLDP employs a powerful pedagogical blend of theoretical and applied learning, culminating in team Community Action Projects to benefit local charities. The CLDP has evolved organically, as research in community leadership has expanded and learner needs have changed. Leadership Victoria will apply current learning in pedagogy, leadership, impact measurement and evaluation to implement a system for ong oing program renewal. Vital Signs Indicator: Belonging & Engagement 56PROJECT LITERACY VICTORIA REQUESTING $25,000 Literacy Victoria/READ - Better Together! An Integration Projectliteracyvictoria.org or readsociety.ca Since the 1980s, Literacy Victoria and the READ Society have been serving children, youth and adults with various literacy needs in Greater Victoria. Requested funding will support a merger between these two organizations, who believe that merging will allow for more effective and efficient service provision. Integrated administration expenses will allow Literacy Victoria and the READ Society to apply more funds directly to literacy services. Acquiring help with literacy will become easier and more fluid for some of Victoria's most disadvantaged citizens. Vital Signs Indicator: Learning 57STORY STUDIO WRITING SOCIETY REQUESTING $14,500 Story Studio Writing Society - Spring 2017 Programstorystudio.ca Story Studio will engage 29 elementary and middle school classes in the Victoria region throughout the spring of 2017. At no cost to students or teachers, each class will participate in four, two -hour creative writing workshops, spread over several weeks. Workshops will be led by a facilitator and three assistants, and some by a professional artist and writer. Sessions will follow a methodology developed by Story Studio to unlock the narrative and art istic abilities of students, encouraging a lifelong engagement in literacy. At the end of the program, each student participant will have a customized, bound book of their work. Vital Signs Indicator: Learning 16 VICTORIA FOUNDATION – MAKE IT HAPPEN!


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58THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 61 REQUESTING $13,077 (GREATER VICTORIA)View Royal Elementary Outdoor Classroomsd61.bc.ca View Royal Elementary School wishes to build an outdoor classroom to help bring learning to life! The outdoor classroom will be a space where children and educators can gather to learn, experiment and explore in nature. Students will have a natural space to actively problem solve, collaborate with one another, and become stewards of the environment. Studi es show both a direct correlation between outdoor classrooms and a child's ability to focus as well as significant academic gains for students. The outdoor classroom will make learning more engaging and relevant and will allow students to apply their learning to the world around them. Vital Signs Indicator: Learning 59THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 62 (SOOKE) REQUESTING $9,947 Supporting Education for Children/Youth in Care in Partnership sd62.bc.ca In Spring 2016, leaders from School District 62 and the Ministry of Children and Family Development committed to collaboratively developing a school -based social work team to work with one of British Columbia’s most vulnerable student populations: children and youth in care. Funding is requested to produce and implement a Developmental Evaluation Framework to support the initiative's impact. This project will identify and document the initiative’s milestones, successes and challenges as well as student and organizational systems-level outcomes. Knowledge gained can be used by communities across the province seeking to undertake collaborative action to foster educational success for children and youth in care. Vital Signs Indicator: Learning 60THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 63 (SAANICH) REQUESTING $15,000 W̱ SÁNEĆ Youth Media Project: Truth and Reconciliationsd63.bc.ca This project will engage Indigenous youth in School District 63 to explore residential schools and reconciliation through stories told by Elders in their communities. The project will be based in the traditional territory of the W̱ SÁNEĆ Peoples. It is a comprehensive film project involving a variety of skills and experiences for the students involved, including film production, photography, videography, computer work, and public speaking. Students will also have the opportunity to work with local Elders practicing SENĆOŦEN, creating opportunities for local stories to be heard and told. Vital Signs Indicator: Arts & Culture

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61FRIENDS UNITING FOR NATURE SOCIETY REQUESTING $31,460 FUN Camps + FUN Champs: Nurturing Youth Environmental Leaders funsociety.ca FUN Society Camps and FUN Champs mentorships are award-winning environmental leadership programs for children ages 6-16 in Greater Victoria. FUN Society delivers nine weeks of summer camps in multiple locations, providing participants one-third of which are on scholarships, with fun and engaging experiences related to environmental stewardship themes, such as water conservation, energy, ecosystems, and food security. Campers develop Passion Projects and, post-camp, continue as mentored and funded FUN Champs, implementing their projects and making the world a better place. Funding would support FUN Society’s capacity to provide these programs to more children. Vital Signs Indicator: Environmental Sustainability 62GALIANO CONSERVANCY ASSOCIATION REQUESTING $25,000 Galiano Community Food Forest: Growing Ecological and Social Sustainability galianoconservancy.ca Designed, built and planted in 2015, the Galiano Community Food Forest is a thriving community asset. Along with providing access to land and locally-produced organic food, it has begun to serve as a living classroom for educational groups and workshop participants. The next phase will improve ecological and social sustainability by developing and maintaining the Food Forest with new elements such as a honeybee hive and watering system. Further, the Galiano Conservancy Association will continue to develop this novel social enterprise through educational, culinary and academic partnerships. Vital Signs Indicator: Environmental Sustainability 63GARRY OAK ECOSYSTEMS RECOVERY TEAM SOCIETY (GOERT) REQUESTING $15,000 Back to Our Roots Gardening for Nature Project goert.ca/activities/back-to-our-roots The Back to Our Roots Gardening for Nature Project engages residents in environmental sustainability by creating buffers around, and habitat patches between, parks that have endangered ecosystems and rare species. Expert botanists will mentor landowners as they develop "naturescaping" projects that use native plants and benefit wildlife, especially birds and pollinator insects. Participants are supported with on-site guidance and extensive printed and on-line resource materials. Stewardship agreements and a tiered certification component foster commitment and require participants to use environmentally-responsible gardening practices. The project also encourages volunteer involvement in park stewardship and recruitme nt of neighbours to the project. Vital Signs Indicator: Environmental Sustainability 64GREEN TEAMS OF CANADA REQUESTING $18,400 Innovative Hands-On Environmental Education & Eco-Restoration Volunteeringgreenteamscanada.ca The Greater Victoria Green Team (GVGT) will organize 60 hands -on environmental education and restoration volunteer activities across the Capital Regional District, engaging 1200 community members including 200 youth and at-risk youth. In 2015, the GVGT collaborated with 46 environmental/stewardship groups and municipalities, engaged 1466 volunteers (3,282 volunteer hours) and restored 10,200 square metres of habitat in 45 natural areas. The GVGT will build on their successful volunteer model by implementing a leadership workshop and offering new youth-focused learning activities, including building nest boxes, mason bee houses, and bat boxes. Vital Signs Indicator: Environmental Sustainability 18 VICTORIA FOUNDATION – MAKE IT HAPPEN!


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65HABITAT ACQUISITION TRUST REQUESTING $24,000 Community Conservation Programhat.bc.ca The Community Conservation Program permanently conserves natural areas through legal land agreements, community restoration, and stewardship activities. Habitat Acquisition Trust will work with landowners, dedicated volunteers and conservation partners to permanently protect and restore 25 hectares of natural areas that host rare and endangered species and ecosystems. This program will also bring together Victoria’s conservation community to collaborate and create positive outcomes for local environmental issues. Diverse interest groups from around the region will participate in workshops and speaker sessions to discuss innovative conservation planning tools and help to coordinate conservation strategies among local governments and environmental organizations. Vital Signs Indicator: Environmental Sustainability 66HALIBURTON COMMUNITY ORGANIC FARM SOCIETY REQUESTING $25,000 Haliburton Farm Ecofarm Schoolhaliburtonfarm.org The Haliburton Community Organic Farm Society Ecofarm School will provide hands -on training in growing healthy food using sustainable small-scale, certified organic production practices, and applied ecosystem restoration for organic farms. Building on existing internships, this project will expand local capacity to produce food and initiate financially -sustainable ongoing practicum delivery. Experiential knowledge/skills for certified organic food production; environmental education about ecosystems and biodiversity; and critical interrelationships among environment, food, and human health will be supported through lectures by qualified instructors. The experience will include on farm biodiversity enhancements and restoration of endangered Garry Oak and wetland ecosystems of Southern Vancouver Island. Vital Signs Indicator: Learning 67MAYNE ISLAND CONSERVANCY SOCIETY REQUESTING $15,000 Priority Ecosystems Restoration Projectconservancyonmayne.com The Mayne Island Conservancy Society will restore sensitive ecosystems of conservation priority on Mayne Island, including at Edith Point, Crane Point, Henderson Hill, Beechwood Drive and Mt. Parke. Working across property boundaries will allow for the formation of continuous restoration sites based on best practices and ecological integrity rather than property ownership. This is essential for managing invasive species from a re-introduction and seed spread perspective, and for creating all habitat features necessary for the survival of native species. This project contributes to the goals outlined in the 2015 Coastal Douglas Fir Conservation Strategy. Vital Signs Indicator: Environmental Sustainability 68MEAL EXCHANGE REQUESTING $40,000 Real Food Challenge Victoriamealexchange.com The Real Food Challenge will leverage the purchasing power of Victoria’s post -secondary campuses to support local food production. Adapting a proven model implemented at 235 institutions in the United States, Meal Exchange piloted the Real Food Challenge o n six British Columbian campuses in 2016. Requested funding would launch the program at the University of Victoria and up to two other campuses in the region, measuring baselines of current purchases from Vancouver Island producers, VICTORIA FOUNDATION – MAKE IT HAPPEN! 19


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identifying products that are currently being imported but could be purchased locally, and facilitating stakeholders’ coordination and public commitment to increasing local food served on campuses. Vital Signs Indicator: Economy 69PENINSULA STREAMS SOCIETY REQUESTING $15,000 "Creating Young Stewards" Environmental Education Project peninsulastreams.ca Peninsula Streams Society delivers three annual environmental education programs to 1450 students at more than 13 schools on the Saanich Peninsula. These programs, "Watershed and Salmon Life cycle" (Grades 2/3), "Connecting Kids to Nature" (Grade 5), and "Creatures of Habitat" (Grades 6/7), engage students in hands-on, place-based learning at their schools and nearby green spaces. In this way, Peninsula Streams Society engages students in educational experiences at least three times over the students' elementary and middle school careers. Students learn concepts of environmental sustainability from local experts and engage in ecological restoration and stewardship activities. Vital Signs Indicator: Environmental Sustainability 70SIERRA CLUB OF BRITISH COLUMBIA FOUNDATION REQUESTING $15,000 The Future is HERE: Climate and Place in CRD Schools sierraclub.bc.ca Sierra Club BC will partner with up to ten schools to deliver place -based environmental education programs, adapted from its new climate solutions toolkit. The project will use a strengths -based approach to increase support for teachers to integrate localized, climate -oriented, outdoor activities into classrooms, and promote healthy childhood development for students. Up to 1000 regional Grade six to eight students and up to 100 teachers will part icipate in hands-on, nature-based workshops that integrate Indigenous pedagogy and inquiry -based learning, resulting in a deeper sense of belonging in their community, and a stronger commitment to post -carbon solutions in an age of reconciliation. Vital Signs Indicator: Learning GALIANO CONSERVANCY ASSOCIATION This project will improve ecological and social sustainability by developing and maintaining the Food Forest with new elements and continuing with educational, culinary & academic partnerships. (Page 18) REQUESTING $25,000

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71CAPITAL MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION REQUESTING $35,800 Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS)  IslandCommunityMentalHealth.ca In their recovery from mental illness, young adults 19 -30 years of age face significant barriers not addressed by traditional interventions. Chief among these are deve loping and maintaining a supportive social network and a sense of belonging. PEERS is a sixteen -week, evidence-based program developed by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson that can be used by young adults recovering from mental illness to improve social skills and interaction with peers. Clients and their social coach (a friend or family member) participate in separate, concurrent groups. Areas addressed include dating, conversation, peer pressure, electronic communication, bullying/teasing, good sportsmanship, and having appropriate get-togethers with friends. Vital Signs Indicator: Belonging & Engagement 72CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION AND COUNSELLING SOCIETY OF GREATER VICTORIA REQUESTING $14,000 Raising Happy Kidsmarymanningcentre.com Raising Happy Kids promotes health and wellness through affordable access to group counselling services for over 30 parents and families affected by abuse. This project focuses on practical parenting skills, mutual support, self care and resiliency skill development. Through art therapy, relaxation techniques, role play, and discussion, families will learn about safety planning, child development, bullying prevention, loss and trauma, and emotional regulation. The program is cost effective, delivery is timely, and results include increased protective factors for children and youth through improved parenting and support networks. Vital Signs Indicator: Health & Wellness 73DISABLED SAILING ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA REQUESTING $15,000 Extended Sailing Program for People with Disabilities rivonline.org/dsa Sailing is a very normalizing activity where participants with disabilities say they experience their greatest sense of freedom. Joystick and Sip 'n' Puff technologies allow people with even very high spinal cord injuries and neuromuscular disabilities to sail independently. Each year, feedback from participants reflects a desire for a longer sailing season. The Disabled Sailing As sociation of British Columbia, Victoria Branch, would like to hire instructors to increase the length of the sailing season to include the spring and fall, thereby increasing sailing opportunities for people with disabilities. Vital Signs Indicator: Sports & Recreation 74DOWNTOWN BLANSHARD ADVISORY COMMITTEE REQUESTING $26,100 Recreational Engagement Programquadravillagecc.com The Recreational Engagement Program (REP) engages youth 10 -18 years of age in the Hillside/Quadra neighbourhoods and surrounding area in recreational activities. The REP will give youth who are living in poverty an opportunity to play sports, learn new skills, and receive emotional support. Quadra Village Community Centre will host two weekly recreational activities such as soccer, dodgeball, floor hockey and other activities that youth have shown interest in. The REP's outreach worker will work with youth to provide emotional support, break down barriers to activities, and ensure safety for all youth in the program. Vital Signs Indicator: Sports & Recreation VICTORIA FOUNDATION – MAKE IT HAPPEN! 21


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75ISLAND SEXUAL HEALTH SOCIETY REQUESTING $20,000 Breaking Down Barriers: Educating and Empowering at-risk Youthislandsexualhealth.org Island Sexual Health Society's Education Program supports a preventative and comprehensive approach towards healthy sexual decision-making and choice. As advocates in the community, the Society works to strengthen the components necessary to ensure that children, youth, parents and members of diverse community groups have the skills essential for learning, promoting, and practicing positive and healthy sexuality. In response to identified need, funding will support expanded programming to meet the unique needs of male-identified participants, a population that has traditionally been absent from sexual health programming and care. Vital Signs Indicator: Health & Wellness 76MOVE ADAPTED FITNESS AND REHABILITATION SOCIETY OF BC REQUESTING $15,000 Therapeutic Exercise Programmoveadaptedfitness.ca The Therapeutic Exercise program seeks to expand its rehabilitation services to support an additional 40 people with disabilities living in the Capital Regional District. The program provides individualized gym programs, full access to MOVE’s specialized gym equipment, weekly one -on-one athletic therapy support, group exercise programs, and social engagement activities. MOVE’s facili ty provides an accessible, adaptable, safe and inclusive space where people with disabilities who are on low, fixed incomes can exercise with an athletic therapist and trained volunteers. Exercise is essential to regaining health, maintaining independence, combating the risk of secondary conditions, and rebuilding self-esteem, confidence, and social engagement post-injury. Vital Signs Indicator: Health & Wellness 77POWER TO BE ADVENTURE THERAPY SOCIETY REQUESTING $20,000 Wilderness Schoolpowertobe.ca Wilderness School is a three-year, co-ed program for youth who display high-risk indicators and have shown an interest in wilderness experiences. This program fills a vital gap for youth who are falling through the cracks for a variety of reasons including financial barriers, mental health challenges, family breakdown, identity issues, and social isolation. Wilderness School can be the turning point to supporting at-risk youth to become healthy, empowered, and confident human beings. Vital Signs Indicator: Health & Wellness 78SAANICH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLACE REQUESTING $60,000 Child & Youth Health Networksaanichneighbourhoodplace.com The Child & Youth Health Network (C&YHN) is a Collective Impact initiative aligning systems and resources to improve the mental health of children and youth in the Capital Region, as a way to promote and ensure community wellbeing in the long-term. The C&YHN is preparing to launch its first five-year campaign to increase connectedness for young people with an 'Index of Connectedness'. This Index will be the foundation of a region -wide shared measurement system. Partnership development to support deep engagement across sectors and communities, including local First Nations, will continue to be a key strategy. Vital Signs Indicator: Belonging & EngagementCollaboration

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79SOCIETY FOR KIDS AT TENNIS REQUESTING $15,000 Free Tennis Lessons For Disadvantaged Children and Youth in CRDKidsAtTennis.ca This program will provide free tennis lessons and equipment to disadvantaged children in Victoria. The Society for Kids at Tennis has expanded its focus from financially-disadvantaged children to include children and youth with special needs. Benefits include enhanced physical literacy, physical fitness, and emotional and social development. The Society for Kids at Tennis works in partnership with 35 social agencies operating in every municipality in the Capital Regional District. The Society will provide over 1800 hours of instruction to over 1000 children and youth during this funding cycle. Vital Signs Indicator: Sports & Recreation 80SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL OF VANCOUVER ISLAND REQUESTING $40,000 Food Share Network - Action Plan Implementation Phase 3givefoodgetfood.ca Formed in 2014, the Food Share Network (FSN) is a collaboration of over 40 organizations working together to improve food access and address food insecurity in the region. In this next phase, the FSN will develop its governance policies, establish a website, and create and implement an updated action plan. To support financial sustainability, the FSN will explore membership fees, grants and creating a social enterprise. The FSN Coordinator will continue to support the implementation of the Food Rescue project, promote the use of GiveFoodGetFood.ca, strengthen relationships, and coordinate efforts among members toward addressing food insecurity. Vital Signs Indicator: Standard of LivingCollaboration 81SOOKE HOSPICE SOCIETY REQUESTING $21,000 Improving Comfort, Health and Safetysookehospice.com The Sooke Hospice Society will purchase mattresses to allow individuals in palliative care to complete their journey in the comfort of their own home. Air mattresses will keep bed -bound patients' skin in good condition, and good quality mattresses will provide comfort for patients spending 50% of their time in bed. Additionally, the Society is looking to have its driveway paved, to help prevent falls. Its Hospice house is used for counselling, meetings, training, and other events. Current ly, the driveway is very uneven, causing difficulties for people with limited mobility or who use mobility aids. Vital Signs Indicator: Health & Wellness 82THE ARTHRITIS SOCIETY BC & YUKON DIVISION REQUESTING $16,000 The Arthritis Society Education for Greater Victoriaarthritis.ca/bc Through this project, the Arthritis Society will help people live well while creating a future without arthritis by providing free education and vital support. Participants will learn new tips, tricks and tools for better self-management, develop effective communication skills to better engage with their health team, and receive timely access to community resources. In the Capital Region, the Society will present roughly 70 educational opportunities, including a six-part workshop series, health fair participation, and specialist-led forums. Vital Signs Indicator: Health & Wellness

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83THE GALIANO CLUB REQUESTING $23,627 From the Kitchen to the Communitythegalianoclub.org This integrated community food program reaches a large percentage of Galiano Island's population through Soup and Bread lunches, Games Nights accompanied by meals, and school lunches. The requested funding would increase the frequency of Soup and Bread luncheons and school lunches from semi-monthly to weekly. Funding would also provide an opportunity to see if these initiatives can be self-sustaining. Many people in the community rely upon these meals and corresponding opportunities for social interaction. As volunteers are the essential component in the success of these initiatives, this request would also invest in the development and support of program volunteers. Vital Signs Indicator: Belonging & Engagement 84THE MARIE ESTHER SOCIETY REQUESTING $40,000 Room to Caremtstmary.victoria.bc.ca Mount St. Mary Hospital has 184 private rooms and eight double rooms for vulnerable members of our community, currently ranging from 44 to 102 years of age, who require complex care. Funding is requested for improvements to residents' rooms and furniture. Currently, large holes and gouges in the walls, damaged heater covers, and slippery, damp-smelling bathroom floors all impact the health and wellbeing of residents. Residents' quality of life and the safety of the residents, friends, families, and staff will be improved by upgrades and repairs, leading to residents feeling respected and maintaining hope and dignity. Vital Signs Indicator: Health & Wellness 85VICTORIA BRAIN INJURY SOCIETY REQUESTING $14,000 Support Survivorsvbis.ca Support Survivors will expand the support that Victoria Brain Injury Society (VBIS) provides to brain injury survivors, helping them transition from hospital to home and supporting them to take part in their community. It will provide intake services at VBIS and Victoria General Hospital to ensure that survivors understand supports available to them in the community, thus reducing anxiety about leaving the hospital. The project will also support recruitment and training of volunteers and provide 12 workshops, where various cross-sectoral partners will provide information about additional services available in the community. Vital Signs Indicator: Health & Wellness 86VICTORIA COMMUNITY FOOD HUB SOCIETY REQUESTING $60,000 The Good Food Strategy- Large Scale Collaborative Initiativecrfair.ca/collective-impact-1 The Good Food Network has come together so that all people in our region can have access to healthy, local food and so that our local food system will provide Good Food for generations to come. Good Food is food that is good for the planet, good for the producer, and go od for the health and wellbeing of all. Funding will support this large-scale regional collaboration over the next year to align resources and actions in the areas of food literacy, food access and food economy, to achieve shared outcomes by 2025. Vital Signs Indicator: Health & WellnessCollaboration 24 VICTORIA FOUNDATION – MAKE IT HAPPEN!


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87VICTORIA EPILEPSY AND PARKINSON'S CENTRE SOCIETY REQUESTING $20,000 Social Support Program - Adults Living with Epilepsyheadwayvictoria.com This program supports over 25 adults living with epilepsy through monthly peer -to-peer support groups and community-based workshops. One in 100 Canadians experience seizures, a frightening and alarming occurrence, especially when an individual is new to the condition. Peer support can raise awareness, create relationships in a safe environment, expose people to different coping skills, and increase self-efficacy and social networks. Long-term impacts of the program include an increase in participants’ ability to live independently and make healthy choices that reduce risk and prevent crisis, and an improved capacity to manage the physical, psychological, and social effects of epilepsy. Vital Signs Indicator: Belonging & Engagement 88VICTORIA INTEGRATION SOCIETY REQUESTING $15,000 Disability and Diversity: Education to Promote Active Living rivonline.org Recreation Integration Victoria will develop and deliver educational and promotional materials aimed at reducing existing attitudinal barriers towards persons with disabilities. Behaviours and perception can make it difficult for a person with a disability to engage in programs and activities in their community, often discouraging participation in sport and recreation before the person even gets started. Offered in collaboration with 20 community organizations through training sessions and outreach fairs, this program will target recreation centre staff, sport coaches, education professionals and members of the community-at-large. Vital Signs Indicator: Sports & Recreation 89VICTORIA NATIVE FRIENDSHIP CENTRE REQUESTING $18,000 Community Food Educator to support the Food Rescue Project vnfc.ca Funding will support a Community Food Educator to work with First Nations, people with disabilities and low-income seniors to prepare and distribute perishable food donated through the Food Rescue project. The Food Rescue project provides fresh, nutritious food recovered from grocery stores to participants of the Food Share Network, a collaboration of over 40 non -profit agencies working to improve food access in the region. The Community Food Educator will be on -site at six of the participating agencies when food is delivered. The project will support 5 00 food-insecure people to create meals, develop recipes and receive mentoring about healthy eating. Vital Signs Indicator: Standard of Living 90VICTORIA THERAPEUTIC RIDING ASSOCIATION REQUESTING $10,000 Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association Programming 2016/2017vtra.ca The Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association provides three unique therapeutic horseback riding programs for individuals with physical, cognitive and social challenges. The Adaptive Riding P rogram helps meet physical and occupational therapy goals, provides safe and effective recreation and increases students' overall wellbeing. The Life Skills program builds on the Adaptive Riding Program, incorporating stable management practices to develop personal responsibility, behavioral regulation, and time management skills.The Early Intervention Program aids in the physical and cognitive development of at-risk children between the ages of three and five years old. Funding will support over 94 students to participate in these programs. Vital Signs Indicator: Health & Wellness VICTORIA FOUNDATION – MAKE IT HAPPEN! 25


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91VICTORIA WOMEN'S TRANSITION HOUSE SOCIETY REQUESTING $27,000 VWTH Women's Drop-In Support Grouptransitionhouse.net The Victoria Women's Transition House Drop-In Support Group is a psycho-educational counselling program for women affected by domestic abuse. Facilitated by two specialized counsellors, each two hour group session will explore topics such as abuse, healthy rel ationships, stress management, and communication. This program will be delivered in partnership with YMCA -YWCA Vancouver Island and, starting in January 2017, will be held weekly for 48 weeks at YMCA -YWCA's downtown location. Child-minding will be provided. Delivery of this program will help alleviate domestic abuse counselling waitlists and reach out to more women in the community. Vital Signs Indicator: Health & Wellness 92VICTORIA'S QUILTS CANADA REQUESTING $2,000 Quilts for People with Cancervictoriasquiltscanada.com Victoria's Quilts Canada, Victoria Branch, makes quilts for British Columbians living with cancer. Volunteers come together once per month at a free venue to pick up fabrics, ba tting and backing to make quilts. A request for a quilt is taken at the National Office and local requests are forwarded to the Victoria Branch, which fills the request and delivers the quilt. By providing these quilts, the organization hopes to bring physical and spiritual comfort to those dealing with cancer, letting quilt recipients know that they are not alone in their struggle. Requested funding will purchase fabrics for 20 quilts. Vital Signs Indicator: Health & Wellness SOCIETY FOR KIDS AT TENNIS This program will provide free tennis lessons and equipment to disadvantaged children in Victoria. This group has expanded its focus from financiallydisadvantaged children to include children and youth with special needs. Benefits include enhanced physical literacy, physical fitness, and emotional and social development. (Page 23) REQUESTING $15,000

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CANADA’S 150TH GRANT APPLICATION SUMMARIES

Celebrating Canada’s 150 th Anniversary The Community Fund for Canada’s 150 th is a unique funding opportunity offered through Community Foundations of Canada, the Government of Canada, and the Victoria Foundation. The focus of these projects is to encourage participation in Canada’s 150 th celebrations; inspire a deeper understanding of the people, places and events that shape our communities; or build vibrant and healthy communities.

93ANGLICAN PARISH OF ST. PETER & ST. PAUL REQUESTING $2,500 St. Paul's 150thstpeterandpaul.ca From its birth in 1866 on the Naden Naval Base, St. Paul’s Church in Esquimalt has played an integral and meaningful role as a community centre with links to all parts of local society. This project will celebrate the 150 th anniversary of both St. Paul’s Church and Canada. A static exhibition of artifacts and pictures from the last 150 years will be enhanced by an audio -visual “Narrative Map”. The project will involve and celebrate local First Nations, acknowledging and seeking reconcili ation with these First Nation partners. 94BALLET VICTORIA SOCIETY REQUESTING $14,000 Ballet Victoria Multicultural Dance Celebrationballetvictoria.ca To honour Canada’s 150 th anniversary, Ballet Victoria will present a series of three free performances showcasing the dances of First Nations, local cultural groups and new Canadian ballet works. The project's main objective is to provide local cultural dance groups with the oppo rtunity and the means to preserve their dance legacies. By bringing them together on one stage, the project will promote cross-cultural appreciation and celebrate various dance traditions, old and new. Performances will be videotaped and made available to the public, allowing interested groups to access the performances at any time for educational or recreational viewing. VICTORIA FOUNDATION – MAKE IT HAPPEN! 27


CANADA’S 150TH GRANT APPLICATION SUMMARIES 95THE BATEMAN FOUNDATION REQUESTING $15,000 The Urban Sanctuary Projectbatemancentre.org Canada’s 150 th birthday is a celebration of all of our inhabitants, including the species that contribute to the natural environment of our country. The Urban Sanctuary Project will get the community involved and versed in the practices of a healthy ecos ystem, with a special focus on acknowledging the role of Greater Victoria’s three migratory bird sanctuaries. In 1917, the Migratory Bird Convention Act was put in place to protect migratory birds and their nesting habitat against destructive human activities. This project will raise awareness about these important urban sanctuaries and their corresponding traditional territories through a travelling exhibit, pictorial guide to the sanctuaries, and adult and youth symposiums. 96BIG BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS OF VICTORIA CAPITAL REGION REQUESTING $5,000 A Celebration of Caringbbbsvictoria.com Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria will hold a celebration of caring to celebrate being Canadian, honour those who strengthen the community, and share new experiences with all those who attend. The event will include free activities accommodating the more than 400 families served by the organization, over half of whom struggle with poverty. Included will be a BBQ, refreshments, and Canada’s 150 th anniversary cake. Participants will enjoy Canadian-themed activities such as canoe rides, Aboriginal crafts, old-time relays and event stations themed for each Canadian province. 97BRIDGES FOR WOMEN SOCIETY REQUESTING $15,000 Real Women, Real Success 2017bridgesforwomen.ca Real Women, Real Success 2017 is an empowering one-day conference, to be held on International Women’s Day, in honour of Canada’s 150 th and the 100 th anniversary of women’s right to vote in British Columbia. As a women-centered organization, Bridges for Women sees the importance of leading this event to provide mentorship opportunities for women by women, especially across different generations, and to showcase successful women as role models in making gender inequity history. 98BROADMEAD CARE SOCIETY REQUESTING $14,696 Vancouver Island's Veterans - Celebrating our Nation's Heroesbroadmeadcare.com The men and women of our military fought for many of the freedoms Canadians enjoy today. Broadmead Care Society will work with an experienced videographer to honour the courage, bravery and contributions of Canada’s veterans. Interviews from several of the vet erans living at the Veterans Memorial Lodge will capture and honour their extraordinary stories. The video will be presented at a special screening event around Remembrance Day 2017. After the event, the video will be shared on social media channels and commemorative copies will be distributed, including to friends and family members of the interviewees. 99CAMOSUN COLLEGE FOUNDATION REQUESTING $15,000 150 Days of Playpiseworld.com The Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence (PISE) will provide 150 opportunities for disadvantaged children to engage in physical activity in a supportive and safe environment. Each day for 150 days, PISE will offer one-hour physical literacy programs, with a special focus on working with children 28 VICTORIA FOUNDATION – MAKE IT HAPPEN!


CANADA’S 150TH GRANT APPLICATION SUMMARIES from Aboriginal communities, children/youth with disabilities, and children/youth from at -risk families. This project reflects Canada’s diversity and offers a fun, inclusive program that will give these children a special sense of belonging as well as the opportunity to develop lifelong physical and emotional skills for health and wellness. 100THE CANADIAN HERITAGE ARTS SOCIETY REQUESTING $12,500 Emily Carr Projectccpacanada.com The Emily Carr project will be a multi-disciplinary production presenting Victoria native, Emily Carr, her life on Vancouver Island and the impact of her art on Canadian culture. The 45 -minute production, co-created by members of the Canadian College of Performing Arts and featuring six emerging Canadian performers, will incorporate multi-media, text, music and movement in a unique and interactive manner. It will celebrate this renowned Canadian icon and the Indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest that heavily inspired her art and writing. This project will be an excellent celebration and ongoing reminder of the beauty of this country, the strength of our First Nations people and the aspirations of Canada's early settlers. 101CFB ESQUIMALT MILITARY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE REQUESTING $5,000 Canada 150 Pacific Women's Dayesquimaltmfrc.com Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre will celebrate Canada’s 150 th through a special commemorative Pacific Women’s Day. This annual event is designed to celebrate the contribution of women in the Defence community. Requested funds would allow for an expanded celebration, including more attendees, a special keynote speaker, enhanced workshop offerings, and a Canada 150 Phenomenal Woman award. This project will recognize the impact that women in the Defence community have had on Canada over the past 150 years and empower their ongoing contribution. 102DOWNTOWN BLANSHARD ADVISORY COMMITTEE REQUESTING $1,500 QVCC's Community BBQ & Celebrationquadravillagecc.com Quadra Village Community Centre (QVCC) will host a community BBQ to celebrate Canada's 150 th anniversary. This youth-led celebration will help to build a sense of belonging within the community as well as encourage young people to plan, design and implement the event. Community members will come together to eat and celebrate. With barriers relate d to transportation, food and isolation removed, all members of the community, including lower -income families, will be able to celebrate Canada's 150 th with their families and community. 103FAIRFIELD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION OF VICTORIA REQUESTING $12,000 th Canada's 150 Community Dinnersfairfieldcommunity.ca In the context of Canada's 150 th anniversary, Fairfield Gonzales Community Association will host a series of monthly dinners and talks celebrating the diversity of our community made possible by our multi-cultural society. The goal is to create an inclusive multi-generational monthly event that engages participants in discussions that advance social progress. Topics may include food sustainability, youth rights and affordable housing strategies. The Community Association will engage their multiple stakeholders in these events, including o ut of school care families, association members, program participants, youth groups, and neighbouring businesses. VICTORIA FOUNDATION – MAKE IT HAPPEN! 29


CANADA’S 150TH GRANT APPLICATION SUMMARIES 104GALIANO CONSERVANCY ASSOCIATION OF BC REQUESTING $10,000 Coming Together for Freshwater Stewardship on Galiano Island galianoconservancy.ca This community engagement project aims to bring life back to freshwater awareness for the local and seasonal communities of Galiano Island. The project seeks to ignite community discuss ion around effective, sustainable water stewardship practices for Galiano Island in the long -term. People will be offered Tap by Tap program home water-saving kits and other basic equipment that they can install in their homes to improve their personal water conservation. This project will encourage the community to embrace respectful and sustainable water stewardship practices as well as offer practical solutions for improving conservation at a household level. 105GREATER VICTORIA PUBLIC LIBRARY REQUESTING $10,350 Community Conversations - Revitalizing Relationships with Aboriginal Peoples gvpl.ca In celebrating Canada's 150 th , it is important to honour the history and heritage of Canada's Aboriginal people. In partnership with the Victoria Native Friendship Centre, the Greater Victoria Public Library will plan and host a four-part speaker series on the topic of Truth and Reconciliation. Speakers will share the impacts of colonization, the Aboriginal youth exper ience, Aboriginal law, and the legacy of residential schools. The goal is to build a vibrant healthy community through the process of inclusive engagement and knowledge sharing, inspiring a deeper understanding about Aboriginal people and their experiences, past and present. 106GREATER VICTORIA VOLUNTEER SOCIETY REQUESTING $15,000 150 Reasonsvolunteervictoria.bc.ca 150 Reasons is a series of 12 pop-up projects designed and led by youth to celebrate Canada's 150 th . When asked how they wanted to participate in a Canada 150 project, youth shared that they wanted activities that are relevant to them, events that they will remember and celebrate, and opportunities to lead and grow. This project provides opportunities for youth to develop new skills, showcase ideas that matter to them, and include diverse partners, participants, communities, and neighbourhoods. Through this project, 20 youth will be trained in volunteer leadership and project management principles and up to 240 youth will be engaged in these youth -led and inspired projects. 107HALLMARK SOCIETY REQUESTING $1,656 Summer of Lovehallmarkheritagesociety.ca In 1967, Canada celebrated the 100 th anniversary of Confederation. Synonymous with this celebration, a series of events occurred that were to change Canadian culture forever. In Victoria, at Beacon Hill Park, on April 30, 1967, Canada’s first “Love -In” was held. In commemoration, the Hallmark Society will produce “The Summer of Love”, a 90 -minute multimedia presentation about the shift in Canadian culture that began during 1967 here in Victoria. This celebration can help answer significant questions about histories, communities, and sel f-identity. Through participating in community celebrations, citizens learn to participate in the construction and consumption of our culture.

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CANADA’S 150TH GRANT APPLICATION SUMMARIES 108HOME IS WHERE WE LIVE - LIFECYCLES PROJECT SOCIETY REQUESTING $15,000 Celebrating our Seed Heritagelifecyclesproject.ca A partnership between LifeCycles and the Greater Victoria Public Library, the Victoria Seed Library provides access to free seeds and seed-saving education, helping educate thousands of people about the important relationships between food, health and environment, and building awareness of the rich cultural diversity of this nation. The goal for this Canada 150 project is to identify rare and unique Canadian seeds growing in the region and share them and their stories with library patrons across the Capital Region, providing a fascinating window into Canadian heritage. 109INTER-CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF GREATER VICTORIA (ICA) REQUESTING $15,000 I've Not Always Been Canadianicavictoria.org This project will produce a refugee and immigrant photo essay centered on the question: “What makes you feel Canadian or alternatively un-Canadian?” The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria will hold four community “Belonging & Identity Talks”, facilitated in a non -threatening theatre-style, where refugees and immigrants can share stories of their experiences arriving to Canada and articulate what it means to “belong”. To create the photo essay, stories will be translated into banner portraits that give broader meaning to the idea of being Canadian. Portraits will be presented at an interactive launch event and will be made available for viewing at various Canada 150 celebrations. 110ISLAND STRING PLAYERS SOCIETY REQUESTING $6,350 Vimy Ridge 100/Canada 150victoriachamberorchestra.org Island String Players Society, together with historian Barry Gough and the Victoria High Alumni Association, will offer afternoon and evening performances of live period music at Victoria High School, sharing with students and the public the historic involvement of Victoria High School in World War I and the emblematic battle of Vimy Ridge. Vimy Ridge is a significant event that defined Canada and witnessed the birth of the nation. The project will inform current students and the public of the significance of Canadian sacrifice and victory at Vimy Ridge as well as recognize former Victoria High students who fought in World War I and Vimy Ridge. 111LESTER B. PEARSON COLLEGE OF THE PACIFIC AND UNITED WORLD COLLEGES REQUESTING $12,500 Lester B. Pearson - Legacy for Canadapearsoncollege.ca This project will tell a story that is integral to a celebration of Canada's role as a peacekeeping nation for 150 years: the realization of Lester B. Pearson's dream in founding the Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific. This project will create a catalogue d archival record and physical and virtual public travelling exhibit about the vision of Canada’s 14 th Prime Minister in founding Pearson College. This powerful story will be available locally, nationally and internationally, creating a new awareness and pride in the hearts and imaginations of Canadians and people everywhere. 112THE LINDEN SINGERS OF VICTORIA REQUESTING $15,000 th Chorfest: United in Song - Celebrating Canada's 150 lindensingers.com In 2017, Victoria will have the privilege of hosting Chorfest, an annual event where community -based choral singers from across the province gather for a high -energy weekend of learning interesting and challenging repertoire with nationally-renowned choral clinicians. To celebrate Canada’s 150 th VICTORIA FOUNDATION – MAKE IT HAPPEN! 31


CANADA’S 150TH GRANT APPLICATION SUMMARIES anniversary, Chorfest will feature Canadian and international works representing the theme “United in Song – Celebrating Canada’s 150 th ”. A Native drum song/greeting and a Canadian composition by Tobin Stokes based on a native greeting are planned. The weekend will culminate in a final concert held at the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium with admission by donation. 113THE MARIE ESTHER SOCIETY REQUESTING $10,000 Seniors Connecting Seniors to our Communitymtstmary.victoria.bc.ca Funds would support a Project Coordinator to create and manage a new program, allowing residents of Mount St. Mary Hospital to attend events in the community, including Canada’s 150 th celebrations. Volunteers will accompany seniors, many of whom are socially and geographically isolated and have physical and cognitive challenges, to community activities throughout the year. The program will build a vibrant and healthy community, as participants will be happier and healthier with an enhanced quality of life and will be inspired by the connection to their community and country. 114PACIFIC CENTRE FAMILY SERVICES ASSOCIATION REQUESTING $15,000 Salish Art at Goldstreampacificcentrefamilyservices.org Funds will produce and curate First Nations art for Pacific Centre Family Services Association’s Centre for Wellbeing in the West Shore, the new headquarters of the organization’s community social services. Pacific Centre Family Services Association will partner with Victoria Native Friendship Centre to engage First Nations artists and youth, recognizing the traditions and culture of First Nations communities and their legacy. The project builds on many of the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and is expected to establish a foundation of respectful partnership between the organizations that will continue beyond the project. 115PACIFIC OPERA ASSOCIATION REQUESTING $15,000 Community Engagement Program for the New Opera "Missing Women" pov.bc.ca In November 2017, Pacific Opera Victoria and City Opera Vancouver will present premiere performances of the opera “Missing Women” by Métis playwright Marie Clements and Juno -winning composer Brian Current, with a cast of First Nations singers. Set in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and along the Highway of Tears, this opera will give voice, in English and Gitxsan , to the story of Canada's missing and murdered Indigenous women. In Victoria, a series of community conversations, performances, and exhibits around the new opera will explore the intersection of classical music and Indigenous culture and illuminate the role of art in advancing national dialogue and reconciliation. 116POWER TO BE ADVENTURE THERAPY SOCIETY REQUESTING $14,850 Power To Be 150 Project at Prospect Lakepowertobe.ca The Hub 150 Project at Prospect Lake involves renovating an outdoor space to encourage, enable and support accessible community and participant gatherings. An accessible, welcoming and comfortable outdoor patio space with heaters and furniture will be created: at present, the sloped path lea ding up to the space is not up to accessibility codes and the patio is in need of a significant overhaul. Hub 150 will be a focal point where many different people can come together and enjoy nature.

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CANADA’S 150TH GRANT APPLICATION SUMMARIES 117ROYAL ROADS UNIVERSITY REQUESTING $11,164 The Gardens at Royal Roads/Hatley Parkroyalroads.ca Building on a legacy of Indigenous stewardship, “The Gardens at Hatley Park” documentary film will explore 150 years of history, development and national trends in taste and garden design. This comprehensive video record will celebrate and interpret the gardens and landscape of Hatley Park, a local National Heritage Site and home of Royal Roads University, from a meeting place for Indigenous peoples, to a home of a prominent political figure, to a Military College, to present day. This project will inspire, involve and celebrate First Nations, gardeners, landscape architects, and others involved in building the gardens over the past 150 years. 118SAANICH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLACE REQUESTING $15,000 "The Little Woods" Natural Playgroundsaanichneighbourhoodplace.com Building on the amenities of Pearkes Recreation Centre, originally constructed with funds celebrating Canada’s 100 th anniversary, Saanich Neighbourhood Place and other members of the community will reclaim a neglected green space in the neighbourhood and create a low -impact, natural play setting that encourages play, exploration, learning and stewardship of the natural environment. The project will highlight the need for protection and preservation of natural spaces and educate about native flora and fauna. It will also actively seek the engagement and participation of the diverse community. 119THE SALVATION ARMY VICTORIA ADDICTIONS AND REHABILITATION CENTRE REQUESTING $6,000 Public Safety Forumvictoriaarc.org In partnership with the Vancouver Island Criminal Justice Association, the Salvation Army Community Residential Facility is organizing a public forum titled "Public Safety and Community Integration: Meeting the Needs of All" to raise awareness and elicit collaboration in developing a community strategy to reduce recidivism. The Salvation Army Community Residential F acility sees individuals struggle to navigate the often challenging transition from the institution back to the community. This forum will bring together the community, law enforcement, support agencies, students and staff to put a human face to these challenges and solicit alternative approaches to community corrections, focusing on rehabilitation rather than criminalization. 120SEACHANGE MARINE CONSERVATION SOCIETY REQUESTING $15,000 Welcoming in Tod Inletseachangesociety.com Practices of harvesting and ceremony in Tod Inlet, traditionally a wintering village site for the Tsartlip First Nations, ceased in the early 1900s as a result of industry. As a symbol of healing between the W̱ SÁNEĆ (Saanich) peoples and the communities living on the Saanich Peninsula, Tsartlip Elder and Master Carver Charles Elliott will be designing and carving a Welcoming Figure for Tod Inlet. Carving will occur on site, where Elliot will be demonstrating to park visitors the artistry of carving in the W̱ SÁNEĆ tradition. The carving will be unveiled with a feasting event. This symbol of healing and welcoming to all peoples will have a large impact on this local community and on Canadian relationships with Indigenous communities.

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CANADA’S 150TH GRANT APPLICATION SUMMARIES 121SONGHEES NATION REQUESTING $14,985 First Nations Community Dialogue Series on Economic Development songheesnation.ca Canada cannot be its best as a country while First Nations communities live in poverty and are excluded from economic opportunities. In partnership with the Victoria Community Micro Lending Society and the South Island Prosperity Project, Songhees Nation will engage ten South Island First Nations communities through the First Nations Community Dialogue Series on Economic Development. This series will deepen understanding of priority issues and strategies by way of facilitated conversations, leading to a larger roundtable where representatives from each Nation, along with politicians and business leaders, will identify common themes, explore convergences in economic opportunities, and move toward greater inclusion in Victoria’s economy. 122SURROUNDED BY CEDAR CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES SOCIETY REQUESTING $15,000 Sharing our Gifts surroundedbycedar.com A major step in healing relationships between Aboriginal peoples and other Canadians is to first seek understanding. This project will create a documentary film illustrating the history of residential schools, the “60's scoop”, and the present-day impact of over-representation of Aboriginal children in government care. These stories will be told by showing the journey of a children's dance group learning the songs and teachings that go along with their dances. Interviews with respected Elders, knowledge keepers and storytellers will aid in the understanding of traditional values and knowledge and their importance for reversing the cycle of children in care. 123TSAWOUT FIRST NATION REQUESTING $12,500 To Fish as Formerly: Strengthening Intergenerational Resilience for Reconciliation tsawout.com In partnership with the International Resilience Network, Tsawout First Nation will lead a weekend long workshop about the history and importance of reef net fishing. Marking Canada's 150 th anniversary, this project will contribute to the well-being of the Tsawout community today and tomorrow as youth and Elders come together to build intergenerational resilience and understan ding of reef net fishing. The general public will be invited to an education session and the event will be live-streamed across Canada and internationally, contributing to reconciliation efforts by increasing the public’s awareness and knowledge of Tsawout traditional reef net fishing, the colonial history and effects of banning this practice, and potential benefits for mainstream use of these traditional methods. 124VICTORIA BRAIN INJURY SOCIETY REQUESTING $4,000 Survivors Songs to Celebratevbis.ca The Victoria Brain Injury Society has been providing support to brain injury survivors and their families for over 30 years. To celebrate the history and future of Canada, ten brain injury survivors will work with a qualified music therapist to learn five songs that embrace Canada's history and heritage. These songs will be performed at an outdoor event celebrating the diversity and inclusion of disabled people in Canada. Brain injury survivors can often feel isola ted and alone, and this inclusive project will affirm Canada's commitment to including individuals with disabilities in the celebration of Canada.

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CANADA’S 150TH GRANT APPLICATION SUMMARIES 125VICTORIA IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE CENTRE SOCIETY REQUESTING $15,000 Immigrant and Refugee Entrepreneur Training Workshopvircs.bc.ca The Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society will partner with the Victoria Community Micro Lending Society to offer Entrepreneur Training Workshops, providing immigrants and refugees with the knowledge required to start a business. Newcomers often experience difficulties securing employment and fully integrating into the economy, despite possessing strong entrepreneurial spirit and the potential to greatly contribute to the local economy. These workshops will encourage the inclusion of immigrants and refugees in Victoria’s economy, inspiring a broader, multicultural business landscape and building a vibrant and healthy community. 126VICTORIA SYMPHONY SOCIETY REQUESTING $15,000 Tanya Tagaq, Inuit Throat Singervictoriasymphony.ca The Victoria Symphony will commission a piece for orchestra and voice by renowned Inuit throat singer and composer Tanya Tagaq, which will form part of the Symphony’s Explorations Series of concerts. This series focuses on engaging audiences through innovative programs and emphasizes Canadian artists including composers, performers, poets and others. The goal of this unique performance is to honour the cultures of Indigenous peoples and to provide Victoria audiences with the opportunity to experience the art of Inuit throat singing, which involves improvisation and an unusual vocal production rarely heard in traditional Western music. 127VICTORIA YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SOCIETY REQUESTING $6,900 Outlet - An LGBTQ+ Youth Drop-Invyes.ca Outlet is an LGBTQ+ drop-in space and mentorship program that empowers youth to build healthy community connections and to feel safe and appreciated within their communities. In 2016, Outlet has offered 14 drop-in/activity sessions and two workshops and has served nearly 50 participants. Funding will support the 35 sessions planned for 2017 as well as an appreciation event for the fall of 2017, where community agencies and funders will be invited to celebrate the program's growth and development. This event will be organized and led by the youth with support from volunteers and facilitators.

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LEADERSHIP FUNDS VITAL VICTORIA FUND The Vital Victoria Fund supports community applications in all areas of interest. Grant decisions, made annually by our Board of Directors on the recommendation of our Community Engagement Committee, support the needs identified through our Victoria’s Vital Signs® report. Current strategic priorities for the Vital Victoria Fund are Homelessness & Housing and Food Security. SMART & CARING COMMUNITY FUND The Smart & Caring Community Fund supports programs that are proactive, measurable and responsive to findings from our local and national Vital Signs reports. Our current initiative focuses on the finding that Canada’s children are less active and at greater risk from childhood obesity than ever before. In partnership with the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence, the ABCs of Physical Literacy program provides young children with the skills, confidence, and physical competence to engage in physical activities for life. Since 2012, $277,705 has been granted to support physical literacy programs reaching over 3500 children in the region. FOOD SECURITY FUND The Food Security Fund was established in 2015 to improve regional food security. Our Victoria’s Vital Signs® report found that 14% of households in Greater Victoria are food insecure, with higher rates among vulnerable populations such as seniors and children. At the same time, food prices are projected to continue to rise. This fund has helped provide fresh and healthy food for families in Greater Victoria and Salt Spring Island through the Food Rescue project. This collaborative initiative recovers healthy food from grocery stores that would otherwise be wasted and distributes it to food banks, schools and the working poor. VITAL YOUTH Our Vital Youth program provides students at nine high schools on southern Vancouver Island with hands-on experience in philanthropy and community development. The Victoria Foundation allocates each school group an annual grant of $2,500 to distribute to local charitable organizations of their choice and adds $500 to each school’s endowment fund to model the importance of legacy gifts. Since the program began in 2003, youth have recommended grants of $207,634 to local charitable organizations. ENVIRONMENT FUND The Environment Fund has supported programs promoting environmental stewardship, restoration, education, biodiversity, and green transportation. The current focus for this fund is initiatives that address climate change in our region. LITERACY FUND A love of reading led Harry and Mary Morrow of Victoria to leave a legacy for literacy. Following Mary’s death in 1999, Harry found consolation in his love of reading. Through a generous bequest gift upon Harry’s death in 2014, the Literacy Fund was established to support initiatives in our region which strengthen literacy skills. The Fund has supported the development of a literacy alliance as well as the production of a Strategy Roadmap to improve literacy in the Capital Regional District.

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INDEX OF ORGANIZATIONS

2017 PROJECTS

ORGANIZATION NAME 1000X5 CHILDREN'S BOOK RECYCLING PROJECT SOCIETY ANGLICAN PARISH OF ST. PETER & ST. PAUL ANGLICAN SYNOD OF THE DIOCESE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTEMIS PLACE SOCIETY BALLET VICTORIA SOCIETY BIG BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS OF VICTORIA CAPITAL REGION THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 61 (GREATER VICTORIA) THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 62 (SOOKE) THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 63 (SAANICH) BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB SERVICES OF GREATER VICTORIA BRIDGES FOR WOMEN SOCIETY BROADMEAD CARE SOCIETY BURNSIDE GORGE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION CAMOSUN COLLEGE FOUNDATION THE CANADIAN HERITAGE ARTS SOCIETY CANADIAN LIGHT MUSIC SOCIETY CAPITAL MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION CFB ESQUIMALT MILITARY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION AND COUNSELLING SOCIETY OF GREATER VICTORIA COMMUNICA: DIALOGUE AND RESOLUTION SERVICES SOCIETY COOK STREET VILLAGE ACTIVITY CENTRE SOCIETY (NEW HORIZONS) DISABLED SAILING ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA DOWNTOWN BLANSHARD ADVISORY COMMITTEE FAIRFIELD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION OF VICTORIA FRIENDS UNITING FOR NATURE SOCIETY THE GALIANO CLUB GALIANO CONSERVANCY ASSOCIATION OF BC GARRY OAK ECOSYSTEMS RECOVERY TEAM SOCIETY (GOERT) GREATER VICTORIA COALITION TO END HOMELESSNESS SOCIETY GREATER VICTORIA ELDERCARE FOUNDATION GREATER VICTORIA HOUSING SOCIETY THE GREATER VICTORIA PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION GREATER VICTORIA PUBLIC LIBRARY GREATER VICTORIA VOLUNTEER SOCIETY GREEN TEAMS OF CANADA HABITAT ACQUISITION TRUST HALIBURTON COMMUNITY ORGANIC FARM SOCIETY HALLMARK SOCIETY HOME IS WHERE WE LIVE - LIFECYCLES PROJECT SOCIETY HOPE IN SHADOWS INC. INTER-CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF GREATER VICTORIA (ICA) INTREPID THEATRE COMPANY SOCIETY

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INDEX OF ORGANIZATIONS ORGANIZATION NAME ISLAND SEXUAL HEALTH SOCIETY ISLAND STRING PLAYERS SOCIETY JAMES BAY HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY KALEIDOSCOPE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS SOCIETY LEADERSHIP VICTORIA SOCIETY LESTER B. PEARSON COLLEGE OF THE PACIFIC AND UNITED WORLD COLLEGES (CANADA) INC. THE LINDEN SINGERS OF VICTORIA LIVING EDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH THE MARIE ESTHER SOCIETY MAYNE ISLAND CONSERVANCY SOCIETY MEAL EXCHANGE METCHOSIN INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (MISSA) MOVE ADAPTED FITNESS AND REHABILITATION SOCIETY OF BC THE MUSTARD SEED STREET CHURCH OAK BAY VOLUNTEERS SERVICES SOCIETY THE OCTA COLLECTIVE SOCIETY THE OTHER GUYS THEATRE COMPANY SOCIETY OUR PLACE SOCIETY PACIFIC CENTRE FAMILY SERVICES ASSOCIATION PACIFIC OPERA ASSOCIATION PACIFIC TRAINING CENTRE FOR THE BLIND SOCIETY THE PARISH OF PENDER AND SATURNA ISLANDS PENDER ISLAND CHILD CARE SOCIETY PENINSULA STREAMS SOCIETY POWER TO BE ADVENTURE THERAPY SOCIETY PROJECT LITERACY VICTORIA PTARMIGAN MUSIC AND THEATRE SOCIETY ROYAL ROADS UNIVERSITY SAANICH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLACE THE SALVATION ARMY VICTORIA ADDICTIONS AND REHABILITATION CENTRE SEACHANGE MARINE CONSERVATION SOCIETY SHELBOURNE COMMUNITY KITCHEN SOCIETY SIERRA CLUB OF BRITISH COLUMBIA FOUNDATION SOCIETY FOR KIDS AT TENNIS SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL OF VANCOUVER ISLAND SONGHEES NATION SOOKE FINE ARTS SOCIETY SOOKE HOSPICE SOCIETY SOUTH GALIANO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT SOCIETY ST. ANDREW'S CATHEDRAL ST. JOHN'S CHURCH 38 VICTORIA FOUNDATION – MAKE IT HAPPEN!

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2017 PROJECTS

ORGANIZATION NAME STORY STUDIO WRITING SOCIETY THE STORY THEATRE PRODUCTIONS SOCIETY SUDDENLY DANCE THEATRE SOCIETY SURROUNDED BY CEDAR CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES SOCIETY THE ARTHRITIS SOCIETY BC & YUKON DIVISION THE BATEMAN FOUNDATION THRESHOLD HOUSING SOCIETY TOGETHER AGAINST POVERTY SOCIETY (TAPS) TSAWOUT FIRST NATION VANCOUVER ISLAND AIDS SOCIETY VICTORIA BRAIN INJURY SOCIETY VICTORIA CHORAL SOCIETY VICTORIA COMMUNITY FOOD HUB SOCIETY VICTORIA COOL AID SOCIETY VICTORIA DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTRE VICTORIA EPILEPSY AND PARKINSON'S CENTRE SOCIETY THE VICTORIA GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY VICTORIA IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE CENTRE SOCIETY VICTORIA INDEPENDENT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL VICTORIA INTEGRATION SOCIETY VICTORIA NATIVE FRIENDSHIP CENTRE VICTORIA PHILHARMONIC CHOIR SOCIETY VICTORIA RAINBOW KITCHEN SOCIETY VICTORIA SYMPHONY SOCIETY VICTORIA THERAPEUTIC RIDING ASSOCIATION VICTORIA WOMEN'S TRANSITION HOUSE SOCIETY VICTORIA YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SOCIETY VICTORIA'S QUILTS CANADA VOLUNTEER AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES SALT SPRING SOCIETY WEST COAST CHILDREN'S CHORAL SOCIETY YOUNG PARENT SUPPORT NETWORK

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THANK YOU

Together with you, the Victoria Foundation works to strengthen th e wellbeing of our community. Our vision is as relevant today as it was when the Foundation was created in 1936. That is our history, our legacy and our future.

DOWNTOWN BLANSHARD ADVISORY COMMITTEE (Page 21)

ISLAND SEXUAL HEALTH (Page 22)

VICTORIA THERAPEUTIC RIDING ASSOCIATION (Page 25)

ARTEMIS PLACE SOCIETY (Page 15)

GREEN TEAMS OF CANADA (Page 18)

HALIBURTON COMMUNITY ORGANIC FARM SOCIETY (Page 19)


STRENGTHENING THE WELLBEING OF OUR COMMUNITY At the Victoria Foundation, we believe in connecting people who care with causes that matter®. The support of generous donors allows the Victoria Foundation to do what it does best – strengthen community wellbeing by investing in people, opportunities and solutions. We identify and help to address the issues in our community through the vital work of the many charitable organizations that receive discretionary and donor advised grants each year. We encourage you to consider supporting one or more of the projects or leadership funds in this booklet. Together we’re better. Together we can make it happen. VICTORIA FOUNDATION 200 - 703 Broughton St. Victoria BC V8W 1E2 Charitable Business Number: 13065 0898 RR0001 P: 250.381.5532 F: 250.480.1129 E: donorservices@victoriafoundation.bc.ca W: victoriafoundation.bc.ca /VicFoundation /TheVictoriaFoundation

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Make it happen! 2016/2017  

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