About the Victoria Chapter of the Council of Canadians

The Victoria Chapter of the Council of Canadians includes CoC 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.

Founded in 1985, the Council of Canadians is Canada’s largest citizens’ organization, with members and chapters across the country. We work to protect Canadian independence by promoting progressive policies on fair trade, clean water, safe food, public health care, and other issues of social and economic concern to Canadians.We develop creative campaigns to put some of the country’s most important issues into the spotlight. We organize speaking tours, days of action, conferences and demonstrations. We also produce research reports, create popular materials, and work with individuals and organizations across the country and around the world. We do all of this to ensure that governments know the kind of Canada we want.

The Council does not accept money from corporations or governments, and is sustained entirely by the volunteer energy and financial assistance of its members.If you believe that our social programs and public services should be strengthened, not privatized; that our foreign and trade policies should be independent, not subservient to the United States; and that our water and natural resources should be protected, not exploited, please join us as a member. Contact info(at)councilofcanadians(dot)ca for more, or use the various social media links.