Our flagship program has developed hundreds of leaders in our intensive program since 2001

Applications for 2019-2020 Community Leadership Development Program are now closed. 

Look for applications for the 2020-2021 Program in the Spring of 2020.  


It's time to STEP UP!



Leadership Victoria's Community Leadership Development Program is a transformative experience for leaders in Greater Victoria who want to stand out and change the world, starting here.

This years program!

This years program orientation is September 12th, 2019.  

The opening retreat is October 5th and 6th .

A strong list of local influencers coming to orientation or CLDs to share their stories of impactful leadership.

A "speed networking" event to meet local influencers in a casual setting on November 5th at the Victorian Caledonian Distillery. 

A fun evening at Confabulation on October 17th.  

The program will be completed on March 7th, 2020.

2019-2020 tuition rates are $2500.  

2019-2020 Influencers Recommended Reading List

2019-2020 CAP Partner

Local Victoria leadership meets local Victoria need

Our CAP projects are determined by the real needs of our annual partners and through the Vital Signs report card developed by the Victoria Foundation. Each team will be provided with a Community Action Project that will match a real need in our community.

Leadership Victoria is excited to announce our Community Action Project Partner is KidCareCanada.  Based in Victoria KidCareCanada Society is a small organization, with BIG goals: 

  • Empower all families in BC to raise their children to be socially and emotionally healthy.
  • Ensure families, and those who support them, have easy access to relevant current research.

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KidCareCanada resources support parents, caregivers and professionals wanting to deepen their understanding of current research related to early nurturing, healthy brain development and social and emotional development. They bridge the gap between the science and the practice of early childhood development, and show ways to raise emotionally-healthy children.

Explore our Past Community Action Projects

Information Sessions

If you would like to host an information session at your workplace, please phone 250 881 2681.

Our leaders   

How Leadership Victoria is different

The Community Leadership Development Program is Greater Victoria’s flagship leadership development program. For select leaders, Leadership Victoria focuses on connections, teamwork, coaching, local influencers, and completing local projects that immediately make a lasting difference across Greater Victoria.  


We fast-track leaders into local lasting influence.






19 years of history,18 seasons, 69 CAP Projects, 352 graduates. Leadership Victoria is the single best way to connect local leaders who want to make a difference. We open doors. 


You will be introduced to prominent local stakeholders who make a difference in our community.You will help lead community projects that will have a lasting impact.

Coaches, facilitators, and a cohort of peer learners, you are joining an elite group of professionals who will challenge you. We celebrate your active creative change.


Join our Esteemed Alumni

You join the 352 Leadership Victoria alumni who will help you grow as a leader for a lifetime


Leadership Victoria had an incredible impact …Their impact will continue to be felt long after graduation.

Lisa Helps, Mayor of Victoria


Leadership Victoria… is a program well worth supporting in our community.

Sandra Richardson, CEO of Victoria Foundation


At orientation, you will be welcomed into the Leadership Victoria community, and at upon graduation, you will be welcomed into the alumni community.  You are a local influencer.  

Check out our alumni list

2019-2020 Partnering organizations

Get introduced to the influencers of Victoria

The Community Leadership Development Program works with a very broad selection of Victoria’s key stakeholders. Our reach extends to private business, the public sector, academia, large corporate entities and many not-for-profit societies. Each organization adds a wealth of influence to program participants 




BC Gaming 


 City of Victoria




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Questions?  We are often asked: who is this for? What is the curriculum? Is there an info session? Who are your typical students? What are the dates and deadlines? Are their bursaries? What should I say to my employer? Where can I Apply?  

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  Please call 250 881 2681 for registration details. 

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