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Chiara (right) with her host sister Kaitlyn and host dad Ron Fraser. The Saanich International Student Program is looking for a few more families to host students this fall.

Bring the world into your home this fall!

Saanich families: host an international student to enrich your life, and theirs

  • Aug 9, 2021
Hand watering is one way to reduce water use, which ensures there's enough water available year-round for drinking, fire prevention and fish and ecosystem support.

5 ways to do more with less water in your garden this summer!

Warm, sunny, summer weather has most of us spending more time than…

  • Aug 2, 2021
Hand watering is one way to reduce water use, which ensures there's enough water available year-round for drinking, fire prevention and fish and ecosystem support.
Saanich offers ample opportunity to connect with friends, family and nature, and boost our wellness in the process. Saanich Recreation photo

Discover Saanich Parks: Creations connections for generations

Can a getaway be as close as the local park? Definitely –…

  • Jul 26, 2021
Saanich offers ample opportunity to connect with friends, family and nature, and boost our wellness in the process. Saanich Recreation photo
Pulse

Victoria Foundation + local donors support vital community rebuilding

Community Recovery Program distributes $3.13+ million to local organizations

  • Jul 26, 2021
Pulse
Using the Matterport 3D camera technology, a 3D virtual tour of the space can help guide a renovation, and help reduce the number of site visits required.

Picture this: Your home renovation in 3D!

Innovation brings another tool to the renovation toolkit

  • Jul 19, 2021
Using the Matterport 3D camera technology, a 3D virtual tour of the space can help guide a renovation, and help reduce the number of site visits required.
Saanich boasts amazing cultivated spaces, such as Gorge Waterway Park. A visit offers a vital time to relax and soak in the wonders of nature.

Stop and smell the roses … and rhodos, azaleas and more in Saanich Parks!

Creative horticultural teams create inspired – and inspiring – spaces for all to enjoy

  • Jul 19, 2021
Saanich boasts amazing cultivated spaces, such as Gorge Waterway Park. A visit offers a vital time to relax and soak in the wonders of nature.
Helping children find connections between habitats, species and even ourselves can inspire them to care for our natural spaces.

5 ways to raise young stewards with Saanich Parks

How do we encourage a greater stewardship of our natural environment? Simply…

  • Jul 12, 2021
Helping children find connections between habitats, species and even ourselves can inspire them to care for our natural spaces.
Victoria News and Monday Magazine are proud to announce the publication of Finding Hope: Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence, produced with community partners the Victoria Foundation and Island Health.

Finding Hope: Publication aims to help break the cycle of domestic violence

The statistics are sobering: 60 per cent of British Columbia residents know…

  • Jul 12, 2021
Victoria News and Monday Magazine are proud to announce the publication of Finding Hope: Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence, produced with community partners the Victoria Foundation and Island Health.
With 171 Saanich Parks, residents have many opportunities to develop their connection with nature and the natural environment. Saanich Parks photo

Boost your Natural Intelligence: Explore and experience Saanich Parks this summer

In the middle of the pandemic, Eva Riccius, Senior Manager with Saanich…

  • Jul 5, 2021
With 171 Saanich Parks, residents have many opportunities to develop their connection with nature and the natural environment. Saanich Parks photo
students

‘The only downside is the genuine sadness when they go!’

These repeat-hosts say you’ll love welcoming an international high school student this fall

  • Jul 5, 2021
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Combined with local, provincial and national statistics, Victoria’s Vital Signs survey results will create a snapshot of Greater Victoria livability and wellbeing that will guide donors and decision-makers in programming and funding decisions.

25 million+ Vital reasons to take this local survey today

Deadline is July 1 to participate in this year’s Victoria’s Vital Signs

  • Jun 21, 2021
Combined with local, provincial and national statistics, Victoria’s Vital Signs survey results will create a snapshot of Greater Victoria livability and wellbeing that will guide donors and decision-makers in programming and funding decisions.
Adventure of All Kinds Awaits in Nanaimo!

There’s fun to be had in Nanaimo, the city by the sea

As the weather continues to warm up, there are unforgettable adventures to…

  • Jun 14, 2021
Adventure of All Kinds Awaits in Nanaimo!
The Saanich International Student Program has started their search for this fall’s host families — will you answer the call?  (Photo: Howard Short)

Host an international high school student this fall!

Welcome the world into your family, and help an intrepid, focused young student experience Canada

  • Jun 7, 2021
The Saanich International Student Program has started their search for this fall’s host families — will you answer the call?  (Photo: Howard Short)
Pick up the <em>Financial Literacy Guide</em> from locations around Greater Victoria, or read the e-edition online.

Financial Literacy Guide shares what local families need to know now

According to a 2020 national survey by FP Canada, Canadians have ranked…

  • Jun 7, 2021
Pick up the <em>Financial Literacy Guide</em> from locations around Greater Victoria, or read the e-edition online.
Back in 1936, Burges Gadsden, right, had a seemingly simple, yet innovative, idea: Build an organization that with a solid source of funds could provide support to local charities. With $20 donated by his mother, Fannie, Gadsen founded the Victoria Foundation out of the Sunshine Inn, a soup kitchen he ran on Pandora Avenue.

How an innovative idea + $20 created 85-year community legacy

Back in 1936, Burges Gadsden had a seemingly simple, yet innovative, idea:…

  • May 24, 2021
Back in 1936, Burges Gadsden, right, had a seemingly simple, yet innovative, idea: Build an organization that with a solid source of funds could provide support to local charities. With $20 donated by his mother, Fannie, Gadsen founded the Victoria Foundation out of the Sunshine Inn, a soup kitchen he ran on Pandora Avenue.
Amy Tucker started cycling near her home in Kamloops during the pandemic, and says it was a big boost to her physical and mental health.

GoByBike week unites BC cyclists, two wheels apart

From May 31 to June 6, bike to exercise, bike to destress, and bike to win!

  • May 24, 2021
Amy Tucker started cycling near her home in Kamloops during the pandemic, and says it was a big boost to her physical and mental health.
From May 21 to 24, the Capital Regional District hosts a virtual Biodiversity Challenge in honour of the International Day for Biological Diversity, May 22.

Picture this: Discover the biodiversity in your own backyard

CRD hosts a virtual Biodiversity Challenge … and the chance to win some awesome prizes!

  • May 17, 2021
From May 21 to 24, the Capital Regional District hosts a virtual Biodiversity Challenge in honour of the International Day for Biological Diversity, May 22.
Through fundraisers like Jean Up, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the hospital's world-leading experts who are working relentlessly to improve the lives of children like India.

A family navigates childhood cancer through the pandemic

Jean Up this May and help kids get out of their hospital gowns and back into their jeans

  • May 17, 2021
Through fundraisers like Jean Up, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the hospital's world-leading experts who are working relentlessly to improve the lives of children like India.