Founded in 1985, the Council of Canadians is Canada’s largest citizens’ organization. The Victoria Chapter includes members in all of the municipalities in Greater Victoria (Capital Regional District) and surrounding areas. We are located on the traditional territories of several Coast Salish First Nations, including the Songhees, Esquimalt, Tsawout, Tsartlip, Pauquachin, Tseycum, T’Sou-ke and Scia’new (Beecher Bay) First Nations, at the southern tip of Vancouver Island and the Saanich Peninsula.

Beyond Banksters

Sept 25th – Beyond Banksters Book Tour with author Joyce Nelson

Later this month, Council of Canadians chapters in British Columbia will be hosting stops for a seven-city book tour on the Pacific Coast. Author Joyce Nelson will be speaking about her book Beyond Banksters: Resisting the New Feudalism. When: Monday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. Where: University of Victoria, David Turpin Building (DTB) A104 Co-sponsored […]

Sep 14

Wed June 21 – Victoria Council of Canadians Chapter Annual General Meeting

The Victoria Council of Canadians’ AGM Wednesday, June 21, 2017         7:00pm-9:00 pm Cook Street Village Activity Centre Auditorium    380 Cook St.   An exciting and informative program: Business of the Victoria Council of Canadians LEAP Victoria with Anna Rasmussen & Howard  Breen + Keith Cherry, UVIC  Leap Campus Co-ordinator + […]

Jun 04

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Sat June 17, 12 noon – Ban The Bomb!

ACTION: BAN THE BOMB!  NO NUCLEAR WEAPONS; NO MISSILE DEFENCE Saturday, June 17 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.  Legislature, 501 Belleville St, Victoria. Wear white, join us to form of a big human peace symbol and be part of our action to Ban the Bomb! Historic UN negotiations are taking place among 130 countries for a new […]

Boiling Point

Sat April 8 UVic – Maude Barlow on B.C.’s water crisis and upcoming election

Victoria: Maude Barlow discusses B.C.’s water crisis and upcoming election Sat April 8, 2017 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm- University of Victoria Building: Human & Social Development (HSD) Room: A240 Maude Barlow is a bestselling author and activist. Her most recent book is Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis (2016) Sponsored by […]

Mar 10

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Wed March 8 – International Women’s Day Rally

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 6:00-8:00pm, Holland Point Park L’École Polytechnique Engineering Students’Memorial Plaque 561 Dallas Road & South Turner St. March 8 is International Women’s Day – a day to recognize women’s achievements and acknowledge the challenges they continue to face in the quest for gender equality. We will gather together with music and poetry […]

Mar 06

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Thurs Feb 23 – Victoria chapter to screen ‘To the Ends of the Earth’

The Council of Canadians Victoria chapter will be screening To the Ends of the Earth on Thurs Feb 23. The outreach highlights, “Panel members: Caitlyn Vernon (Sierra Club) Torrance Coste (Wilderness Committee) and David Lavallee (film director). Hosted by Sierra Club, Wilderness Committee and Council of Canadians. $7 advance, $10 at the door.” And Lavallee […]

Feb 14

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Thurs Feb 9 – Council of Canadians co-sponsors public forum on Site C dam

The Council of Canadians Victoria chapter is co-sponsoring an upcoming public forum on the Site C dam. The outreach for the event notes, “Join us for what promises to be a fascinating and motivating evening on Thursday February 9, 7:30- 9:00 pm at UVic’s David Turpin Building, Room A120. It’s time to deeply examine the […]

Jan 25

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Rally & March Against the Trump Agenda

Rally & March in solidarity with people in the United States and around the planet who are refusing to let Donald Trump’s hateful agenda become normalized! 1pm Rally / 2 pm March, Sat Jan 21 at Centennial Square in Victoria BC. Before the march, from 1 to 2 pm, a Rally to Support Women’s March […]

Jan 10

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Wed Jan 25 – Blood of Extraction: book launch with author, Jeff Webber

Mining Justice Action Committee (MJAC), Council of Canadians Victoria Chapter, Central America Support Committee (CASC) & UVIC Social Justice Studies (SJS) present the Victoria launch of this important new book: The Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America – by Todd Gordon and Jeffrey Webber. Wednesday January 25th 7 pm—-9 pm. University of Victoria: […]

Dec 16

#StopKM Vigil co-organized by Victoria Council of Canadians Chapter

Rally Against Pipelines – Financial Support for Standing Rock

The Social Environmental Alliance is holding a rally in solidarity with the Standing Rock water defenders and against the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipline 5:30 Thursday December 1st. Chapter activists will be there with the Council of Canadians banner. If you can make it, please come and talk with us! Further info https://www.facebook.com/events/893229350814081/ Also, if […]

Dec 01

Sign the open letter supporting climate-friendly transportation investments!

The Council of Canadians chapters on the lower mainland recently won a major victory for climate justice and better transit by working with allied groups. The BC NDP government just pulled the plug on the 10-lane Massey Bridge proposal, freeing up over $3.5 billion that can be used for better transit. See https://canadians.org/blog/win-bc-government-cancels-construction-george-massey-bridge-project Now, the […]

Videos – Victoria chapter co-sponsors public forum on Site C dam

The Council of Canadians Victoria chapter co-sponsored a public forum on the Site C dam on February 9. Panel of speakers included Dr. Harry Swain, Dr. Judith Sayers and John Gailus outlines in detail why the Site C Dam is a profoundly costly mistake and an environmental and economic white elephant. BC Government Imposed Strange […]

Victoria chapter calls for spending on public transit, not urban highway expansion

The Council of Canadians Victoria chapter says all levels of government should shift money away from road projects that increase carbon pollution and spend those funds instead on public transit. In a Vancouver Sun opinion piece, Victoria chapter activist Eric Doherty, who is also transportation planning consultant and a founding member of the Better Transit […]

Victoria chapter at massive anti-Kinder Morgan pipeline protest march

The Council of Canadians Victoria chapter participated in a huge march against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline yesterday. The chapter’s banner can be seen in this 2-minute Facebook video. The Times Colonist reports, “Fuelled by anger and and a belief they had been betrayed, more than 1,000 protesters took to Victoria’s downtown streets Thursday […]

Chapter Activist writes on post-truth climate politics in BC

Council of Canadians Victoria Chapter member Eric Doherty recently published this op-ed, which touches on the transit and the McKenzie Interchange in Greater Victoria. If you have thoughts on the subject, please add a comment on the Georgia Straight website. Eric Doherty: It’s time to challenge post-truth climate politics in B.C. by Eric Doherty on […]

Victoria chapter at #NoDAPL solidarity rally

The Council of Canadians Victoria chapter is at a solidarity rally against the Dakota Access Pipeline at this hour. The Facebook outreach for the gathering says, “Come out in solidarity with the Sacred Stone Camp in Standing Rock, ND. We ask individuals to come out with their drums, rattles, regalia, songs, prayers and voices to […]

Video: Leap Manifesto Event with Council of Canadians

On Oct 30, 2016 Leap Victoria, a new group dedicated to promoting and advancing dialogue about The Leap Manifesto, held their first public event. The provocative panel discussion featured Barbara Mitchell Pollock Co-Chair of the Council of Canadians Victoria Chapter. Moderator – Jessica Van der Veen – RAVEN Marvin Gandall – Leap Victoria Barbara Pollock […]

Victoria chapter attends electoral reform consultation with federal minister

By Brent Patterson The Council of Canadians Victoria chapter participated in a consultation on electoral reform with the Minister of Democratic Institutions last night. The Government of Canada website had noted, “October 27th, 2016 – Federal electoral reform community dialogue tour with Minister of Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef, 7:00PM – 9:00PM, Harbour Towers Hotel and […]

Saanich Council to hold Special Forum on TPP!

Ted Woynillowicz and Neil Mussell of the COC delivered a short presentation Monday on the concerns of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Council supported Coun. Colin Plant’s motion to have Woynillowicz and Mussell deliver a more thorough presentation, and question and answer period, at an upcoming special forum.

Indigenous women express concerns about MMIWG inquiry

The Trudeau government today announced the long-awaited inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG). The inquiry will: be led by Marion Buller, British Columbia’s first female Indigenous judge, and four other commissioners; begin on September 1 and run until December 31, 2018; and cost $53.8 million. CBC has reported, “It will examine […]