Who We Are

Leadership Victoria is a community-based, voluntary organization committed to developing, supporting and celebrating community leaders who build a vibrant city. Since 2001, we have become the go-to organization for community leadership development in Greater Victoria. As volunteer board members, coaches, mentors, facilitators, and program partners, we put our collective skills and expertise to work to develop Victoria’s emerging generation of leaders.

Since its inception, Leadership Victoria has graduated 352 participants who have completed nearly 69 community action projects, leaving a tangible legacy in our community.

“It almost hurts me to walk down a road and have people grab my hand and ask for my autograph and not sit and talk. When I'm finished I'm not going to be on the front page, but I'm going to be just as happy without the publicity.”

-Terry Fox


Our Mission:

To develop, support, and celebrate community leaders who are passionately engaged in building a vibrant community.

Our Values:

Collaboration, Stewardship and Community Impact.

Our Vision:

For the Community: A Vibrant community well served by a network of capable engaged community leaders.

For the Organization: With deep roots in the community and an active network of champions and friends, Leadership Victoria is the pre-eminent community leadership development organization in the CRD and a resource for and facilitator of community growth and development.


Constitution and Bylaws

Constitution - Adapted for BC Societies Act Transition - Filed November 29, 2016

Bylaws - Leadership Victoria Bylaws for Transition


What We Do:

As part of a national and international network of community-based leadership programs, we foster community collaboration and partnerships and provide opportunities for emerging leaders to really make things happen. Our three main programs include:

  • Community Leadership Learning Experience The core five and a half-month experiential-based learning program – a challenging and life-enriching action development program that hones the skills of emerging leaders by immersing them in solving real-world community issues.
  • The annual Victoria Community Leadership Awards (VCLA’s), led by Leadership Victoria in partnership with the Victoria Foundation, and the University of Victoria, recognizing outstanding community leaders throughout the Capital Region.
  • Regular leadership symposiums and targeted workshop programming providing opportunities for community leaders to gather and challenge conventional wisdom on pressing community issues, and for community volunteers to develop skills in leadership to support their activities.

Why We Do It:

Leadership Victoria believes the community’s future is in our hands. Because community leadership can be taught and learned, as a community we are accountable for developing leaders and ensuring the current generation passes on its skills and wisdom to promising new leaders. Our community faces many challenges. Experienced, trained leaders are required more than ever to tackle those challenges head-on. Leadership Victoria’s successes speak loudly – a decade of hands-on, tangible community legacies and an engaged network of active community leaders putting their skills to work every day.


“By engaging, we foster leadership that helps build and maintain a vibrant community.”   

– Victoria’s Vital Signs