2011 VCLA WINNERS

Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Leadership- The Late Alex Campbell

Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria Award for Community Service- Sandra Richardson

UVic Award for Community Leadership- Bernie Pauly, Micheal Prince

Victoria Foundation Award for Community Capacity & Change- Volunteer Victoria

Coast Capital Award for Children & Youth Leadership- Jill Doucette

Leadership Victoria Award for Accomplished Alumni- Rick Anthony

THE LATE ALEX CAMPBELL

Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Leadership

Alex Campbell is the co-founder, chairman emeritus and former president and CEO of Thrifty Foods. In 2007, Alex sold Thrifty Foods to Sobeys; however, his philanthropic and entrepreneurship here in Victoria awards him the lifetime achievement award in community leadership.

SANDRA RICHARDSON

Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria Award for Community Service

As the CEO of the Victoria Foundation, Sandra Richardson exemplifies the Rotary values of truth, fairness, goodwill, friendship, and concern for others. Sandra provides quiet leadership to the community of Victoria and she is a source of guidance to the community as well.

BERNIE PAULY

UVic Award for Community Leadership

Bernie Pauly is an Associate Professor in the UVIC’s School of Nursing and she is a scientist in the UVIC Center for Addictions Research of British Columbia. She is actively involved in community-based research and service that aims to promote health equity in policy and practice for populations impacted by homelessness and substance abuse.

MICHEAL PRINCE

UVic Award for Community Leadership

Michael Prince served as Associate Dean and Dean of the Faculty of Human and Social Development. Michael has over 200 publications and has been an advisor to various governments; four Royal commissions; and many parliamentary committees.

VOLUNTEER VICTORIA

Victoria Foundation Award for Community Capacity & Change

Serving the community since 1974, Volunteer Victoria is the central resource for voluntary action in Greater Victoria. The organization acts as a catalyst to help persons interested in volunteering respond to community needs. The organization is committed to promoting volunteering, recruiting and referring volunteers, building capacity for non-profits and providing leadership to the sector.

JILL DOUCETTE

Coast Capital Award for Children & Youth Leadership

Jill Doucette is recognized as a leader in business sustainability and innovation. Jill studied biology at UVIC and is the co-founder of the Common Energy Society, which focuses on making universities “Beyond Climate Neutral”. Jill recently founded Synergy, a green business consulting company that reduces the ecological footprint of local businesses.

RICK ANTHONY

Leadership Victoria Award for Accomplished Alumni

Serving as a police officer for 27 years, Rick Anthony worked on varied assignments throughout his career. He served for nine months in the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Kosovo. He is a Detective in the Financial Crime section, he previously acted as the police liaison for downtown businesses.

 

2010 VCLA WINNERS

Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Leadership- Rev. Tom Oshiro

UVic Award for Community Leadership- David Burns

Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria Award for Community Service- Charlayne Thornton-Joe

Victoria Foundation Award for Community Capacity & Change- Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre

Coast Capital Award for Children & Youth Leadership- Katie Shaw

Leadership Victoria Award for Accomplished Alumni- Laura Walsh

REV. TOM OSHIRO

Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Leadership

Reverend Tom Oshiro, the director of the Victoria Mustard Seed Street Church and Food Bank, has devoted his life to a ministry of care for the communities in which he has lived. Rev. Oshiro arrived in Victoria as pastor of Royal Oak Baptist Church after in pastoral care in Ontario and mainland British Columbia.

DAVID BURNS

UVic Award for Community Leadership

From 1997 to 2009, David Burns was Executive Director of Greater Victoria’s Child and Family Counselling Association. Under David’s leadership, CAFCA created the CAFCA Integral Solutions Society to facilitate services such as family mediation and teen family counseling.

CHARLAYNE THORNTON-JOE

Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria Award for Community Service

Charlayne is an active participant in the community having served Board Member for the Women’s Transition House, President of the Inter-Cultural Association, and Director of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association. Since 2002, she has served with the Victoria City Council. During that time, she has chaired the steering committee for the Mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness.

VICTORIA WOMEN'S SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTRE

Victoria Foundation Award for Community Capacity & Change

For 27 years, the Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre has been leading social change against sexualized violence. The center supports, empowers and advocates for women who are survivors of sexualized violence and childhood sexual abuse and works to end this violence.

KATIE SHAW

Coast Capital Award for Community Capacity & Change

Katie is a highly respected youth mentor, social justice advocate, researcher and facilitator. She has worked in a variety of community-based NGOs focusing on youth engagement, capacity building, and collaborative community development.

LAURA WALSH

Leadership Victoria Award for Accomplished Alumni

Laura is a graduate from UVIC and Moscow State University and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). Laura actively mentors young people and provides volunteer service and leadership to numerous organizations and associations throughout Greater Victoria.

 

2009 VCLA WINNERS

Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Leadership- Ted & Helen Hughes

Coast Capital Award for Children & Youth Leadership- Ivan Watson

UVic Award for Community Leadership- Dr. Elaine Gallagher, Dr. Bud Hall

Rotary Club of Greater Victoria Award for Community Service- Trudy L. Brown, Bea Holland

Victoria Foundation Award for Community Capacity & Change- Victoria Native Friendship Centre

TED & HELEN HUGHES

Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Leadership

For nearly thirty years, Helen and Ted Hughes have been active participants in the life of the Victoria community. For eighteen of those years, Helen was elected to Victoria City Council. Ted served seven years as Deputy Attorney General of British Columbia. He has been a volunteer in health-related initiatives.

IVAN WATSON

Coast Capital Award for Children & Youth Leadership

A driving force behind the United Way's youth initiatives both locally and internationally, Ivan served as founding Youth Council member, devised the inaugural "Youth Now" conference, spearheaded their strategic plan and served on the Board and Campaign Cabinet. Ivan created the United Way of Canada's youth engagement group and helped write the national youth strategy.

DR. ELAINE GALLAGHER

UVic Award for Community Leadership

Dr. Elaine Gallagher is internationally renowned for her research on falls and injury prevention among older people. A University of Victoria Nursing Professor, she served as a lead Canadian researcher for an international project on age-friendly communities.

DR. BUD HALL

UVic Award for Community Leadership

Dr. Bud Hall was the Director of the University of Victoria Office of Community-Based Research and devoted his career to building bridges between educational institutions and the communities that they serve. Dr. Bud Hall has worked with the Tsartlip First Nations to build an Indigenous education in the Faculty of Education at UVIC.

TRUDY L. BROWN

Rotary Club of Greater Victoria Award for Community Service

Trudy Brown began practicing Family Law in Victoria since 1974. She has volunteered with many social and academia organizations such as Victoria Women’s Transition House, UVIC, and BCLC. She mentors young lawyers to encourage community service.

BEA HOLLAND

Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria Award for Community Service

Bea Holland served in the public service sector in Port Alberni as a three-time Councillor and carried her Councillor title to Victoria. Bea continued her service with the public by dedicating herself to community organizations such as the Victoria Hospital Foundation, and BC Home Support Association.

VICTORIA NATIVE FRIENDSHIP CENTRE

Victoria Foundation Award for Community Capacity & Change

The Victoria Native Friendship Centre has been providing leadership for almost 40 years by encouraging and promoting the well-being of urban aboriginal people by strengthening individuals, family, and community.

 

2008 VCLA WINNERS

Lifetime Achievement Award- The Late Jane Heffelfinger

The Coast Capital Award for Children & Youth Leadership- Roselynn Verwood

The UVic Award for Community Leadership- Dr. Sibylle Artz, Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater

Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria Award for Community Service- Bob Skene, Mabel Jean Rawlins

THE LATE JANE HEFFELFINGER

Lifetime Achievement Award

The epitome of a fundraising dynamo, the late Jane is a tireless volunteer who has raised millions of dollars for charity. In addition to being the winner of many awards, including being appointed to Honorary Citizen of Victoria and a recipient of the Order of British Columbia, Jane’s volunteerism, advocacy, and commitment have helped make Greater Victoria a thriving and vibrant community.

ROSLYNN VERWOOD

The Coast Capital Award for Children & Youth Leadership

Roslynn Verwood has a passion for education, equality, and social justice. She volunteered with the Victoria Native Friendship Centre and internationally with an NGO in India.

DR. SIBYLLE ARTZ

The UVic Award for Community Leadership

A professor in the School of Child and Youth Care at UVIC, Dr. Arts’ research interests include the challenges of practice in Child and Youth Care, the constructive use of emotion in direct practice, violence and homelessness and youth violence.

DR. BONNIE LEADBEATER

The UVic Award for Community Leadership

Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater joined UVIC’s department of psychology in 1997 and through her leadership, she is working with UVIC researchers and community partners to improve the well-being of young people. She has taken initiative to develop the WITS program for the prevention of peer victimization in elementary schools.

BOB SKENE

Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria Award for Community Service

Bob Skene has pursued an extensive career in the advanced technology sector, holding senior positions with Computel and VIATEC. Bob has served on numerous boards in Victoria including the Chamber of Commerce, Greater Victoria Hospital Society, and Royal Roads University.

MABEL JEAN RAWLINS

Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria Award for Community Service

As Executive Director of the Community Council and Quality of Life Challenge, Mabel’s passion for social justice and respect for all individuals has been the catalyst for shared decision making and multi-sectoral cooperation as the way to tackle the complex social and economic challenges in our region.

 

2007 VLCA WINNERS

Lifetime Achievement Award in Community Leadership- Ron Lou-Poy

The Coast Capital Award for Children & Youth Leadership- Ashley Heaslip

UVic Award for Community Leadership- Glenn Gallins, Ian Macpherson

Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria Award for Community Service- The Late Roger Collwill, Terry Farmer

RON LOU-POY

Lifetime Achievement Award in Community Leadership

A prominent lawyer, community volunteer and the University of Victoria Chancellor, Ronald Lou-Poy leads by example. His deep commitment to his community is evident through his tireless volunteer work which includes the Victoria Police Board, the Kiwanis Club, and the United Way. The Lou-Poy family created the May and Ron Lou-Poy Fund of Excellence on the Faculty of Law at UVIC.

ASHLEY HEASLIP

The Coast Capital Award for Children & Youth Leadership

Ashley obtained her degree in political science from UVIC and has a passion for refugee rights and HIV/AIDS prevention. Working with the UVIC chapter of World University Service of Canada, she has been instrumental in increasing the number of refugee students UVIC sponsors from one every two years to three a year. In addition, she has raised substantial funds for local AIDS prevention and relief agencies.

GLENN GALLINS

The UVic Award for Children & Youth Leadership

In his complex role as teacher, lawyer, mentor, and administrator, Glenn has been the driving force behind the Law Centre. He has pioneered legal skills teaching techniques and computer technology to support clinical education and service delivery. By passing on his knowledge, skills, and values to students he has helped to build a community in which everyone, regardless of income, can access the legal services they require.

IAN MACPHERSON

The UVic Award for Children & Youth Leadership

Throughout his career, Ian has worked tirelessly for the co-operative movement at the local, national, and international levels and has championed a unique relationship between the university and community in Victoria. He established and directs the BC Institute for Co-operative Studies which conducts research into co-operatives.

THE LATE ROGER COLLWILL

Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria Award for Community Service

Roger Colwill has been a tireless volunteer since retiring to Victoria in 1990. In addition to organizing many community events and the Victoria Kindness Campaign, he helped found Restorative Justice Oak Bay. Roger’s commitment to his community is driven by his deep belief in the essential goodness of people. Throughout his activities, he exhibits the highest level of personal integrity and leads by example.

TERRY FARMER

Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria Award for Community Service

Terry is the founder and CEO of Accent Inns and a 2006 Finalist for Ethics in Action. His company’s commitment to community initiative includes the InnAid Program and successful partnerships with Boys and Girls Clubs of BC and the Salvation Army. He was the founding chair of Tourism Victoria and founding chair of Pacificsport.

 

2006 VCLA WINNERS

Lifetime Achievement Award in Community Leadership- Fiona Hyslop

Coast Capital Award for Children & Youth Leadership- Robin Irving

UVic Community Leadership Award- Dr. David Leeming, Dr. Rebecca Grant

Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria Award for Community Leadership- Micheal Kovacs, Hajimohammed Charania  

FIONA HYSLOP

Lifetime Achievement Award in Community Leadership

Through a lifetime of quiet influence, Fiona Hyslop is an accomplished community leader and mentor to many women across Canada. She is a recognized community advocate and generous philanthropist who has led and supports a variety of community causes.

ROBIN IRVING

The Coast Capital Award for Children & Youth Leadership

Robin Irving is the manager of Communications and Youth Advisory Council Coordinator for the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children. Robin is a volunteer with the Terry Fox Foundations, a camp counselor at Camp Goodtimes and owes her leadership skills to her time with Brownie girl scouts as a young girl.

DR. DAVID LEEMING

UVic Community Leadership Award

A valued member of the University of Victoria United Way team, Dr. David Leeming’s passion for advancing education in mathematics awarded him the Community Leadership designation from the university. Dr. Leeming efforts to educate the youth is innovative as he created the “Math Mania” program that transforms mathematics into a fun learning experience for grades K-6.

DR. REBECCA GRANT

UVic Community Leadership Award

Dr. Rebecca Grant is an active member of local community as a mentor to young entrepreneurs and as a leader in fundraising for the United Way. Her strong research and teaching in the popular new field of “e-business” is what propels Dr. Grant towards a leadership nomination from UVIC.

MICHEAL KOVACS

Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria Award for Community Leadership

Dr. Michael Kovacs is a tireless volunteer at local social service agencies dealing with some of the region’s most marginalized and challenged citizens. His efforts to provide quality mental health care to people struggling with addiction and homelessness is admirable. He worked well into his 80s to provide psychiatric services to clients of Cool Aid Community Health Centre and PEERS Victoria.

HAJIMOHAMMED CHARANIA

Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria Award for Community Leadership

In addition to his professional career as an engineer, Haji Charania is a founding executive member of several volunteer organizations dating as far back as 1969. He has contributed greatly to multi-cultural harmony and goodwill in Victoria. His representational interaction with Saanich Council, municipal authorities, developers, and citizens-at-large is thoughtful, positive, and harmonious.

 

2005 VCLA Winners

Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria Award for Community Leadership- Bob Beckett, Barabara Smith

UVic Award for Community Leadership- Marge Reistma-Street, Nigel Livingston

Lifetime Achievement Award- Mel Cooper

 

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