Fall Update


‘Building power for the Common Good’

 A fantastic group of 20 different organizations -  labour, community, faith, education and environmental gathered together for an intensive 10 hour training.  Together we explored the values and traditions of our organizations, built cross sector relationships and practiced some of the fundamental skills for relational organizing.

A huge thanks to Camosun College for hosting us! 

Organizations represented: Shambhala Centre, Indigenous Perspectives Society, St. John the Divine, Our Place Society, Cool Aid Society, Holy Cross Catholic Church, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Victoria and District Labour Council, Sierra Club BC, BC Sustainable Energy Association, First Unitarian, First Met United, Grace Lutheran Church, Fairfield United Church,  St Peter and St. Paul, St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Camosun College Students Society, UVic Grad Students Society, B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union. 

‘Learning the Indigenous history that we are rarely taught in school’

Over 85 people from labour, faith, education and community groups attended the Kairos Blanket Exercise co-hosted by GVAT, St John the Divine and Congregation Emanu-el. One of our member organizations, Indigenous Perspectives Society, offers further, tailored trainings for your organization if you want to learn more: http://ipsociety.ca

We are building momentum! 

Is your organization involved?

As we work towards launching, we want to make sure that the issues and concerns of each member organization are fairly represented.

A listening campaign is a focused effort to:

  • Connect stories and build community

  • Identify concerns in a specific organization, neighborhood or workplace.

  • Spark the imagination of your members to to envision themselves having a voice in the public arena.

  • Shape your organization’s vision. Where are you now? Where do you want to go? How would the Victoria look different if the values of your organization were better expressed?

Please get in touch for help planning a listening campaign that suits your organization! 

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