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.


Join us for a discussion of BC’s Water Act

Thursday April 17. Join a community discussion-cafe on future of BC water. Excerpts from the film “Troubled Water” and a video on water taken for fracking. Bharat Chandramouli, Council of Canadians on issues concerning BC’s pending “Water Sustainability Act”.

Apr 10

Signals and Dangers: flames and semifore

Signals & Dangers: a panel discussion on public education in British Columbia

The Victoria Council of Canadians and the Social Justice Committee of the Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association is hosting an evening to address the signals and dangers of expanding commercialization and privatization of public education in British Columbia…

Jan 09


The BC Water Act

Water Act Proposal inadequate We have recently seen a legislative proposal for the Water Sustainability Act and the public has until November 15th to respond to the proposal with comments, concerns and suggestions. During the last round of public engagement in 2011 a great deal of concern was raised by community members, non-profit organizations, industry […]

Nov 11

Action: Protect Highlands Drinking Water

PROTECT HIGHLANDS DRINKING WATER! What’s Happening? Contaminated waste from the Esquimalt Graving Dock is being dumped in the Craigflower fractured rock aquifer between Thetis Lake Park  and Teanook Creek in the Highlands. This was initiated by the Government of Canada and contracted to Tervita Corp. with litte public consultation and no proper accomodation of First […]

Harper: Don’t buy what France is peddling on drug patents in Canada-EU trade deal

he Canadian Health Coalition and Council of Canadians are asking the Harper government, and the provinces of Quebec and Ontario, not to cave in to pressure from French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault to extend patent terms and other monopoly protections on brand name drugs in the ongoing Canada-EU trade negotiations (CETA).

Event: Mining Justice in Latin America with Peter Julian and Jen Moore – Nov 15

OVER MINED, UNDER RULED: justice activism for corporate regulation

Thursday November 15, 7-9pm
Harry Hickman room 105
University of Victoria

Speakers: Peter Julian: NDP MP (Burnaby-New Westminster), Jen Moore: Latin America Program Coordinator with MiningWatch Canada