Victoria Community Leadership Awards

Every year the local influencers of Greater Victoria gather to highlight the accomplishments and celebrate the exceptional leaders who make our community the worlds greatest place.

Our 2020 Winners have been chosen.

Due to global events in response to Covid - 19 we are carefully assessing how we can highlight and honour our 2020 winners in safe and meaningful ways. 



The 2020 Victoria Community Leadership Awards, presented by signature sponsor The Victoria Foundation, is our premier awards event to celebrate community leadership and recognize those who have made a lasting contribution to the Greater Victoria communities. We tell the inspiring stories of Greater Victoria’s unsung heroes, honouring them and their achievements.


Nominations were open from January 1 - February 15.

Do you know an inspiring leader making a difference in your community?
Is there a leader engaging others to improve Victoria's standard of living or to ensure sustainable environments?
Is there a leader making a lasting contribution to children and youth, new Canadians, or Indigenous relations?
Do you want to recognize a leader connecting Victoria to an array of arts and cultural opportunities?
Who needs to be recognized and celebrated for everything they do for us and our community?

Nominations are now closed


Awards Categories:

Healthy Standard of Living: Ensuring stable employment and resources for a healthy community with access to secure and sustainable housing. Sponsored by BC Transit

Thriving Children and Youth: Supporting and promoting social, mental, physical and cultural wellbeing for people under 30.

Lifelong Learning: Providing attainable formal or informal learning throughout life for personal or professional development. Sponsored by the University of Victoria

Belonging & Engagement: Connecting residents in meaningful community to ensure a sense of participation and belonging. Sponsored by Royal Roads University

Flourishing Safe Environments: Innovating and ensuring our built and natural environments are beautiful, safe, sustainable, and accessible.

Health & Wellness: Improving access to enjoyable and effective fitness, healthcare and food security. Sponsored by Left Brain Performance

Arts & Culture: Connecting and engaging Victoria to a significant array of arts and cultural opportunities.

Getting Started in our Community: Engaging and welcoming newcomers to our community and leaving a great impression for visitors to Victoria.

Innovative Science & Technology: Developing and sharing technology for the community to connect and make a local lasting difference now and into the future.

Extending ReconciliationDeepening and improving the relationship between the diverse nations that make Canada home. Sponsored by the City of Victoria

Experience a True Celebration!

A glittering evening cocktail gala. Be handed a glass of champagne while meeting and conversing with local influencers from Victoria's public, private, and non-profit sectors. Enjoy delicious hos d'oeuvres alongside the local influencers committed to transforming our community and leading through example.  

The Victoria Community Leadership awards is a chance to show the region's appreciation for the dedication and contribution made by each of our featured community leaders.

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Sponsor the VCLAs.

By supporting the Victoria Community Leadership awards, you demonstrate your company’s leadership. We invite you to highlight your role as a community influencer as you showcase your commitment to our local leaders. The VCLAs are an excellent opportunity for you to invest yourself in premium community leadership.

Our 2019 Signature Sponsor, The Victoria Foundation , is as committed to leadership in the Greater Victoria Community as we are!


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Thank you to the generosity of our 2019 VCLA Sponsors


Signature Sponsor




Connecting people who care with causes that matter®

Since 1936, the Victoria Foundation has been managing charitable gifts to create permanent, income-earning funds that support hundreds of charities each year. We grant more than a million dollars a month, and to-date we have distributed more than $222 million to support charities locally and across Canada.


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