Upcoming Events and Seminars

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2017 Events & Seminars
September 25th, 2017
Joyce Nelson in BC to speak on Banksters and Sequel!

Come out to listen, engage, and gain understanding of the impacts private banks and investment firms have on our democracies, communities, and daily lives.

2015 Events & Seminars
Tuesday, Dec. 8th, 2015

Always a thoughtful turnout, a friendly mix of familiar and fresh faces.

Tueday, Nov. 10th, 2015

Always a thoughtful turnout, a friendly mix of familiar and fresh faces.

Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 2015

Always a thoughtful turnout, a friendly mix of familiar and fresh faces.

Wednesday, Sept. 30th, 2015
Sustainable Development and Microfinance

Bolivian and Global Perspectives

Monday, Sept. 28th, 2015
Education is Power

Over tea and light snacks, stories will be shared through pictures and video of EIP’s volunteer efforts.

Tuesday, Sept. 8th, 2015

Always a thoughtful turnout, a friendly mix of familiar and fresh faces.

Tuesday, Aug. 11th, 2015

Always a thoughtful turnout, a friendly mix of familiar and fresh faces.

Saturday, July 25th, 2015
Test Drive an Electric Car!

dealers including Motorize, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Mercedes and Tesla as well as the Victoria Leaf Club available for information and viewing.

Saturday, July 25th, 2015
Cycling Coalition Farm Fresh Flavour Trail

Visit local farms, markets and bakeries.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Always a thoughtful turnout, a friendly mix of familiar and fresh faces.

New Carbon Tracker Report Calls $82 Billion of B.C.’s LNG Ambitions into Question


Monday July 6th, 2015
Victoria Documentary Premiere of Running On Climate

Director Robert Alstead and Andrew Weaver will be present for Q&A

Monday July 6th - 10th
Summer camp at the Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre

Ages 12-18 Marine Biology Leadership Training

June 28, 2015 to July 05, 2015
Victoria Pride Festival

Dig those rainbow streamers out and wrap that feather boa around your neck, because Victoria Pride Week celebrations beginning at the end of June!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Canada Day Celebrations

Find a celebration near you!

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
Free Outdoor Concert

The Victoria Soul Gospel Choir Performs at Willows Beach

June 19, 2015 to June 28, 2015
TD Victoria International JazzFest

Serving audiences in Vancouver and Gulf Island region

June 19, 2015 to June 21, 2015
13th Annual Sooke River Bluegrass Festival

The festival is family friendly and features an array of local and visiting acoustic musical talent

June 19, 2015 to June 21, 2015
Aboriginal Cultural Festival

Victoria, BC will once again host the Aboriginal Cultural Festival

Monday, June 15th, 2015
B Corp Informational Session for Businesses!

Join Victoria’s B Corp community for an informational event

Sunday, June 14, 2015
Community Feast and Screening of Trick or Treaty
Saturday, June 13th, 2015
Explore Rithet's Bog with Bob Peart (Victoria)

A natural history walk for the whole family.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Always a thoughtful turnout, a friendly mix of familiar and fresh faces.

June 09, 2015
YYJ Eats

Victoria’s newest food festival

Saturday, June 13th, 2015
Morning Mist Canoe Adventure

at Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park

May 18th, 2015
A National Carbon Tax for Canada

Canadian provinces and other countries are adopting either carbon taxes or cap and trade systems.

May 2nd, 2015
Fairfield Gonzales Community Association Benefit Concert

The Victoria Soul Gospel Choir
... where Motown, R&B and Gospel meet!

April 25th+26th, 2015
Creatively United for the Planet Earth Week Festival

A fun, free, all-ages community garden party in a magical setting!

Saturday, March 28th
Celebrate Earth Hour!

Turn off and unplug!

March 24th, 2015
BCSEA Webinar: Full Charge on Electric Cars!

Managing Responsibly Through a Down Market

Are you feeling like many of us that the markets are more unpredictable now than ever before?

2014 Events & Seminars
December 13th
Solstice Stroll Guided Walk @ Witty's Lagoon

Celebrate the solstice with a stroll through Witty’s Lagoon.

December 12th
The Art of Seeing with Robert Bateman

An afternoon talk with artist and naturalist, Robert Bateman

Thursday, November 27th
Festive Fun on Fabulous Fort St.

Fabulous Fort Street is having their annual Festive Fun evening this THURSDAY
from 5-8pm.

Saturday, November 15, 2014
Help Restore Gary Oak Ecosystem

Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site

September 29th, 2014
Embrace Your Body

An Evening With Tara Brumfitt

September 24th
National Forest Week 2014

Forest walk and talks at the Pacific Forestry Centre

September 21st, 2014
Electric Vehicle Scenic Tour

Join ‘Drive Electric Victoria’ as a passenger in an Electric Vehicle

September 20th, 2014
Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre Volunteer Orientation Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre, 1845 Cowichan Bay Road
Saturday, September 20th, 2014
Solar Home Tour

Tour an eco-friendly home in Colwood and learn how you can generate clean, renewable energy, run your car on solar energy

September 17th, 2014
Nature Babies in Backpacks Guided Walk

For Parents and Babies at Francis/King Regional Park (Saanich).

September 17th, 2014
A Blueprint For Watershed Governance in BC

Free online webinar hosted by UVic’s POLIS Project on Ecological Governance.

Aug. 15th-17th
Victoria Dragon Boat Festival

Dragons will soon descend on the Inner Harbour.

Aug. 12th, 2014

Mix and mingle with others interested in environmental sustainability.

Aug. 9th-10th
Aug 9th, 2014

Free workshop that introduces the basics of composting.

Aug. 9th, 2014

The Habitat Acquisition Trust will be hosting a restoration celebration event…

Aug. 10th, 2014
July 11th-13th
8th Annual Mexican Festival 2014

For the 8th year, the Mexican Canadian Community Association of Victoria will host Festival Mexicano.

July 11th
Winemaker’s Dinner with Robert Bateman

A portion of the funds from the dinner and sale of wine will go towards the creation of a comprehensive school program at the Robert Bateman Centre

June 21, 2014
Morning Mist Canoe Adventure (Guided Paddle)–5 years+

Jun 21, 8am-11am
Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park (Saanich)

Paddle in the lake searching for eagles, herons, turtles and other lake life with CRD Regional Parks’ naturalists.

Sunday, June 15th, 2014
What Have You Seine Today? (Guided Walk)–All ages

Jun 15, 10:30am-12pm
Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park (Metchosin) Join CRD Regional Parks’ naturalists to use a seine net and see what creatures live in the deeper reaches of the ocean

Thursday, June 12, 2014
What’s the Deal? SIB Investor Insights: Webinar

The marketplace for social impact bonds (SIBs) is continuing to develop, as SIBs become recognized as instruments that can innovatively bring together investors, social-service providers and governments.

2014 Canadian Responsible Investment Conference

May 26-28, Hyatt Regency Toronto.
Canada’s premier event for responsible investment professionals

May 4th, 2014
Native Plant Garden Tour May 4th

Bring the whole family for a free tour filled with new friends, experiences, and ideas for your own property.

Sunday, May 4th, 2014
Learn About Planned Giving

Join Stephen Whipp, CFP and the Team from Stephen Whipp Financial as Stephen delivers a seminar on planned giving at the First Unitarian Church.

Feb 28 & March 7 2014

Royal Roads University offers a very topical workshop.

PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE Permaculture design seeks to minimize waste, human labor, and energy input by building systems with maximal benefits and to achieve a high level of synergy.
February 25, 2014
WEBINAR: Sustainability and the Corporate Finance Department

“The CFO’s Emerging Role as Sustainability Leader”

February 14, 2014

Join others who want to connect individuals from government, business, public sector and non-profit organizations who are working to create a resilient capital region.

February 13, 2014
VANCOUVER: Collaborative Consumption and The Sharing Economy

“Opportunities for Cities, Organizations, and Well-Being”

February 10th, 2014

BC Family Day rally to save the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) and support farmers and local food systems.

February 5th, 2014

The Campus Community Garden hosts Jon Steiman for a screening of his short films that feature local farmers, scientists, backyard gardeners and chefs to explore, demystify and deconstruct the foods we eat

February 5 2014
PeaceTalks 15 - Peace, Human Rights, and the Mining Sector

Join a panel discussion on how we can work to ensure environmental and economic stability and respect for human rights.

February 4th, 2014

Town Hall meeting and panel discussion on the fate of the Agricultural Land Reserve.

February 2nd, 2014

Farmers for a day!
Head out on the Social Coast Community Action Bus for a day of touring and learning about local farms. Do some tastings and help out with some tasks around the farms.

January 31st, 2014

Hosted by the Victoria Leaf Club. The Memorial Arena concourse will be filled with brand new 2014 electric cars courtesy several manufacturers and dealerships.

January 29th, 2014

Open Cinema presents documentary film screening of “Island Green” that asks the question, “What if Prince Edward Island went all organic?” Panel discussion follows film. By donation

January 14, 2013
Victoria Green Drinks

Join diverse members of the community to mingle, network, and chat about all things green!

January 11, 2014
Benefit Concert: Artists for Sustainability & Community Connections

Please join local artists and musicians for an evening of musical performances, artwork, and treats while supporting Creatively United for the Planet Arts & Sustainability Festival.

January 8, 2014
SCREENING Empowered: Power From the People

This film tells the story of one community’s role in the energy independence revolution. Panel discussion to follow!

January 2 2014
YES Community mixer

Join the YES Community for an entrepreneurial networking evening.

2013 Events & Seminars
Now until Dec. 24 2013
Holiday Craft Bazaar

The Makehouse invites you to peruse locally made fashion, crafts and art

December 18
Vancouver Green Drinks

Interested in meeting a group of friendly people having lively conversations about all things green?

December 13, 2013
ROBERT BATEMAN: Hope & Wild Apples

Come see celebrated naturalist and artist at Royal Roads University.

December 11, 2013
WEBINAR: Greening the Supply Chain

method cleaning products and B Corps collaborate on this informative webinar that looks at how using advanced life cycle thinking identify measurable risks to people and planet.

December 9, 2013
Vancouver Island Green Scene Networking Lunch Meeting

“The Success Behind Great Design” with Ann Squires Ferguson

Nov 29-Dec 5 2013
Living the New Economy

This week of events is designed to energize, accelerate and celebrate the people, institutions and collaborations that are bringing a new economic movement to life.

December 3, 2013
Empowering the Conscious Consumer: Making your dollars matter

Join Stephen Whipp, CFP as he navigates through the complex world of ethical consumerism.

November 27 2013
Google and the World Brain

Open Cinema presents a screening of a film about “the dreams, dilemmas and dangers of the Internet”, followed by a discussion with UVic professor David Leach.

November 26 2013
Annual Fundraiser for Community Microlending

Community Microlending invites you to their annual fundraiser, November 26 2013 at the The Atrium

November 26 2013
Oil-Free Coast Victoria- Presented by Raincoast Conservation Foundation

Hosted by Raincoast Conservation Foundation

November 21, 2013
You’re Invited to LifeCycles AGM!

Learn about food security and the work LifeCycles does in your community while adding your voice to the discussion.

November 19 2013
Showing Up: Using Online Tools to Drive Real-World Actions

How can nonprofits break through the background noise and move people enough to close their laptops? Join the panel discussion.

November 19, 2013
You are invited to learn about Vancouver Island Dollars

Would a community currency enhance our local economy? Find out more at this information sessiona & discussion.

November 19 2013
Blue Drinks

An informal opportunity to talk water-related work, life experience, research, challenges, fun-facts.

November 16 2013
TEDxVictoria 2013: Emergence

Check out this great lineup of speakers in the popular TED talks- Victoria style!

November 9, 2013
Living Future Symposium

Presented by the Cascadia Green Building Council Vancouver Island Chapter and held at the VCC, this promises to be an exciting event!

November 7, 2013
The Gordian Knot of Social Economy?

An integrative values based understanding of social business and social impact: A conversation with Dr. J.J. McMurtry.

October 30, 2013

Come meet Roy Brooke, former director of sustainability for the City of Victoria, associate faculty at RRU and sustainability consultant.

October 17, 2013

Sustainable Saanich hosts an evening highlighting those individuals and businesses serving as role models to others.

September 28- Oct 6 2013
3rd Annual Artists for Conservation Festival

eading nature and wildlife artists and naturalists. guest lectures, workshops for youth and adults, documentary films, live painting demos, music and cultural performances.

Sept 20-Oct 4, 2013
Celebrate local live music with Karl Roessingh

To our music fans out there, here are some great performances by our friend and celebrated pianist, Karl Roessingh.

October 3, 2013
Green Buildings: The View from 2032

Guy Dauncey will speak about deliberate actions we can take to make our buildings better in the years to come.

September 29, 2013
Salt Spring Island Apple Festival

The Salt Spring Island Apple Festival is an incredible little community event, attracting about 1500 apple lovers.

September 25, 2013
Sustainable Cities - A Vancouver Island Leadership Discussion on Greener Economies

Come for a great panel discussion and insights for achieving a sustainable future on the Island.

September 25, 2013
Community Social Planning Council AGM

You are invited to the 2013 Annual General Meeting of the COMMUNITY SOCIAL PLANNING COUNCIL; “Propelling Social Innovation”

September 21, 2013

You are invited to this healing concert & autobiography book launch of Victoria’s own Joseph Martin.

September 17, 2013
100% Renewables - Powering states, countries and the world with water, wind, and sun

Join this webinar hosted by the BC Sustainable Energy Association.

Victoria Chinatown Night Markets

Shop local and celebrate Victoria’s rich heritage.

September 10, 2013

Documentary film on the search for what is killing BC’s wild salmon.

Sept. 9, 2013
Vancouver Island Green Scene Inaugural Networking Luncheon

Meet and network with members and guests of the Vancouver Island Green Scene and enjoy lunch.

August 25, 2013
OUR Ecovillage Tour

O.U.R. Ecovillage is a 25 acre, permaculture based, working farm and educational demonstration site for natural building, organic and permaculture food production and sustainable living.

August 24, 2013
Rotary Club West Shore's Annual Chili Cook Off

9th Annual Chili Cook Off – this popular community event is being held at the Millstream Village Shopping Centre. Be there! SWF is pleased to sponsor this community event.

August 15, 2013
WEBINAR: Pension funds and climate risk

Join the discussion with Catherine Howarth, Chief Executive of ShareAction, on “ Pension funds and climate risk” with a particular focus on ShareAction’s Green Light project and forthcoming report.

Aug 10 & 14

Help protect rate Island Garry Oak ecosystems by volunteering to clear invasive species.

Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, 2013
Oak Bay Christmas Studio Tour

Check out local artists in this popular winter event.

Aug 8-10, 2013
Clayoquot Wild weekend 8-10 August

To honour and celebrate the courage of the blockaders FOCS is holding a “Clayoquot Wild Weekend” from August 8th to 11th.

Love the Goose? Tell the CRD!

The CRD is listening to your opinions on our regional trail systems. Take this survey by August 9th!

Neighbours For Change! block party

Join in on the 5th annual neighbourhood block party in Fernwood, Victoria BC, donate books for Bella Bella and support green initiatives.

July 23, 2013
Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Launch Event (Webcast)

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council is a new nonprofit organization that supports and recognized institutions for strategic leadership in understanding and taking responsibility for all of the consequences of all of their goods and services spending.

July 18 & 21, 2013

Plan ahead and enjoy a harvest all year long!

Communities in Harvest 2013

Communities in Harvest is a residential program to educate, support and engage residents in backyard food growing to create a culture that fosters local food production in our region.

June 26, 2013
Harmonizing Energy and Food - An Expert Panel on Bioenergy and Agriculture

Presented by Discovery Foundation Technology Education Program. SFU is pleased to host.


The Fruit Tree Project harvests apples, cherries, pears, and other fruit from privately owned trees that would otherwise go to waste.

THE FUTURE OF OUR WATERSHED: RESILIENCE AND LOCAL CONTROL The event will focus on resilience planning, and the potential for this approach in the Cowichan watershed.

Community Social Planning Council AGM

Serving the people of Greater Victoria for the last 77 years.

June 4, 2013
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences: The Benefits of Carbon Taxation

This panel will discuss the role carbon taxes have had reducing carbon emissions and also the other benefits of such taxes in stimulating social and economic change and innovation.

May 29 to 30th

4th annual conference on opportunities for First Nations in renewable power.

May 24, 2013
YES! Off the Grid Festival at Fort Rodd Hill

It’s YesBC’s 3rd annual Off the Grid Festival, fusing music with a strong message about getting back into nature, learning what each of us can do to help build a cool local culture of conservation.

May 17

Permaculture BC hosts talk and discussion on the value of food forests.

May 16
Blood Money at UVic? Film and Panel

Find out more at this panel and film screening, and help form diverse coalition to change UVic’s donation/investment practices.

May 8-12
Natural Building Colloquium

Hosted at O.U.R Ecovillage. Bringing ideas of permaculture, sustainable food production, natural building and community together.

May 11
Ethical Trade Market

Mark your calendar and invite your friends! The Second Annual Ethical Trade Market is on at the Fernwood Community Centre.

May 5
Hike for Hospice

This year marks the 2nd annual Victoria Hospice Hike for Hospice.

April 30
James Hoggan on the Polluted Public Square

Learn about the views of some of today’s leading thinkers on how we clean up the polluted public square and begin to make progress in communicating about and effectively addressing the environmental issues that concern us all.

April 29
CRFAIR Food Talks - Changing the Way We Eat

Loosely based on the famous TED Talks, Food Talks – Changing the Way We Eat will feature locals who are putting ideas into action.

April 25
Free Webinar: Canadian Trends in SRI

SIO Associate Director Ian Bragg will share with us key findings and insights from the report and talk about recent SRI trends and developments.

April 20

The UVic Poverty Law Club and the Coalition to End Homelessness host provincial candidates from Greens, NDP and Liberals for Oak Bay-Gordon Head.

April 19

The BCSEA hosts MLA candidates to discuss their climate and energy policies for the upcoming provincial election.

April 19
The Accountability Gap: Canadian Mining in Mexico La Sierrita

Human rights lawyer Alejandra Ancheita will describe the challenges Mexican communities and workers face at the hands of Canadian mining companies.

April 10 and 17
Screenings: White Water/Black Gold

An investigative point-of view documentary that follows David Lavallee on his three-year journey across western Canada in search of answers about the activities of the world’s thirstiest oil industry: the Tarsands.

April 13
Reynolds Eco-Fair "Where We Live"

This Transition Town event will feature workshops, green organizations and speakers, including MP Elizabeth May.

April 11
Kinder Morgan Town Hall: No Pipelines, No Tankers, No Problem.

On April 11 join Sierra Club BC at the Vic Theatre in Victoria for a lively discussion on the proposed Kinder Morgan oil pipeline.

April 10
Community Consultation - Proposed National Marine Conservation Area

What does the proposed national marine conservation area mean for business? How will it impact transportation of goods and people in our region? Will the proposed conservation area influence recreational use of the region?

April 4
An Evening with Kevin Page

The Saanich Gulf Islands Green Party EDA and Elizabeth May invite you

April 4
Emerging Green Builders: Speaker Event

Stephen Salter will discuss Industrial Ecology and how it might apply to Victoria.

April 3

UVic’s Environmental Law Clinic hosts a panel discussion on the need to reform BC’s environmental laws.

April 3

The CCCBE presents Nathan Bennett who will discuss role of environmental sustainability within theories of the social economy.

March 28: 7pm
"Fat Sick & Nearly Dead"

This award-winning documentary will have a free screening at Ingredients Organic Market

March 20
Green Buildings - Regional Best Practices & Current Developments

In the upcoming Vancouver Island GreenTech Exchange Forum, guest speakers will address key issues from modern green building development.

March 5

Opportunities for Local Governments & Communities will explore the key characteristics of resilient communities and opportunities and strategies to strengthen resilience at the local level.

Feb 28
Leka Clothing Celebration

Local shopping in Victoria at its best.

Feb 23, 2013
Royal Roads University: Financial Planning to Build Wealth, Manage Risk and Build a Better World

Royal Roads University and Stephen Whipp are offering a 2 hour crash course in Responsible Investing. Come learn the latest and greatest.

February 13
Sooke Awareness Film Night

A collection of film clips on creating sustainable, vibrant community.

Feb 3-9
VIDEA Presents International Development Week in Victoria

VIDEA was established as a non-profit organization in 1977 to “inspire thought and action on global issues”.

February 7, 2013
Emerging Green Builders Event: Conservation Community Elkington Forest

Come learn about Elkington Forest- a 1000 acre forest, where a full 850 acres is conserved as Forest Stewardship Council certified eco-forestry or outright conservation with limited or restricted access.

Feb 1-3, 2013
The First Annual Victoria Yoga Conference

The first annual Victoria Yoga Conference (VYC) will take place at the Victoria Conference Centre, and will play host to local and international yoga teachers, inspirational speakers, musicians and exhibitors.

Feb 3, 2013
Join the David Suzuki Foundation Telephone Town Hall

DSF will be connecting thousands of Canadians in a nation-wide conference call—and you’re invited!

Feb 2, 2013
Design Your Own Backyard Food Forest

Come for an inspiring and informative evening with Jenny Pell as she details exciting community-driven food security initiatives in Washington and Oregon.

Jan 4-Feb 1st
Victoria and Vancouver: Enbridge Northern Gateway Project Joint Review Panel

The purpose of these sessions are to introduce the pipeline proposal to the public and have project representatives on hand to answer questions.

January 26, 2013

A workshop exploring innovative tools and methods to engage community in grassroots neighbourhood initiatives.

January 17
Rich in Food: Revitalizing traditional food on the Northwest Coast

Join cookbook authors Dolly McRae and Annie Watts, together with ethnobotanist Dr Nancy Turner, as they tell the story of the native food movement of the Northwest coast. Enjoy Indigenous tapas and tips on how to prepare and preserve the natural harvest.

2012 Events & Seminars
January 3 | 7-9 pm
Community Micro Lending with Lisa Helps

Presented by the Victoria chapter of Emerging Green Builders, this night will be informative and engaging.

Dec 14, 2012

Climate Access hosts a free webinar on this year’s most significant trends.

Dec 1, 2012
Downtown Winter Farmers' Market

The Winter Farmers’ Market enables shoppers to meet the farmers and artisans who grew, raised, caught or produced the food for sale.

November 27, 2012
Crossing Boundaries: Past, Present and Future

The Honorable Dr. Lillian Eva Quan Dyck’s keynote presentation provides an opportunity to explore the histories of immigration in Canada, with a focus on interactions between Natives and Chinese individuals.

Nov 19-26, 2012
Healing Cities Institute Presents: Living in the New Economy

This week of events will energize, accelerate and celebrate the people, institutions and collaborations that are bringing the New Economy to life. Stephen Whipp will be presenting Nov 21.

November 24, 2012
Come Be A Virtuous Shopper at VIDEA's Annual Fair Trade Fair!

Help Support the International Movement towards ethical consumption and Fair Trade purchasing this holiday season by doing your shopping at VIDEA’s Fair Trade Fair.

Nov 20, 2012
BCSEA Victoria - Two Pioneers of Electric Vehicles

Listen to David Grove from Royal Bay Bakery and Joe Squire from Sun Country Highway share their stories and practical visions for improving our transportation system.

Nov 15, 2012
OVER MINED, UNDER RULED: Justice Activism for Corporate Regulation

UVic’s Social Justice Studies hosts speakers MP Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) and Jen Moore (Mining Watch Canada) for a discussion on how to hold mining companies more accountable.

Nov 15, 2012
WEBINAR: Climate Change is in our Business- Urbanization and Economic Growth in the 21st Century

Explore the effects of climate change on the private sector and entrepreneurship, given that cities are increasingly the engines of economic growth

Nov 13, 2012
Planning Ahead Provides Peace of Mind: Executors & Estate Settlement Seminar

Save time and money: if you have appointed an executor for your estate, or are named as an executor, join Annette Quan at this complimentary seminar.

November 6, 2012

Learn how institutional investors like and pension and endowment funds, can meet their financial obligations while creating social and environmental benefits.

Oct 25, 2012
Climate Change: Culture, Ideology and, Public Debate

This is a free lecture by Dr. Andy Hoffman, Professor of Sustainable Enterprise as the University of Michigan.

Oct 22, 2012
No to Pipeline: Peaceful act of civil disobedience planned

PRESS RELEASE:Peaceful act of civil disobedience planned for October to defend Canada’s west coast from tar sands pipelines and tankers.

October 20, 2012
Gala To Support Fraser Riverkeeper

Since 2007 they have been defending clean water in BC and empowering citizens to preserve the Fraser River Watershed.

October 16, 2012
The UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment: Addressing investment risks in the 21st century.

An evening of sharing & discussion regarding the role of responsible investment in comprehensive risk management and building healthy, sustainable capital markets.

Sept 22, 2012
The InSHREDable Food Drive!

Shred documents for free and help The Goldstream Food Bank re-stock its shelves!

September 19, 2012
Webinar: Frances Moore Lappé - EcoMind, Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want

ISSP welcomes Frances Moore Lappé, author of — EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want. Frances will present from her book, EcoMind.

Sept 27, 2012
GreenTech Exchange: Nanaimo

GreenTech Exchange, in association with Vancouver Island University, is delighted to bring you an exciting panel discussion on bioenergy.

September 9, 2012

Family-friendly local food festival, tastings from local restaurants, kidzone and music.

Now- Aug 29
CRD Nature Outings & Events Calendar

See the calendar for an outing and event that piques your natural curiosity and discover your 30+ regional parks and trails!

August 23, 2012

Presentation by Mark Lakeman from Portland’s City Repair Project on how cities can be transformed into vibrant, sustainable communities.

August 22, 2012
Webinar: Dr James Gifford, Executive Director of the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative

Dr. James Gifford is Executive Director of the PRI and has been guiding the initiative since its inception in November 2003. Join the free webinar.

July 28-Aug 6
Sooke Fine Arts Show 2012: July 28 to August 6

The annual show truly transforms the leisure complex
to provide a remarkable visitor experience of food, community and art.

August 2, 2012
Back to “BLACK WAVE: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez”

Sierra Nanaimo is delighted to host Dr. Riki Ott, for a live presentation in Nanaimo this summer.

July 16, 2012
Electric Vehicle Showcase

The BC Sustainable Energy Association is hosting this great interactive event.

July 1, 2012

...all you need to know is here!

June 27, 2012
Planning for the Future- Victoria's Official Community Plan

A public hearing will be held on June 27 at 7:30pm on the OCP prior to Council considering it for adoption as a bylaw.

June 23-24
Fernwood Art Stroll

Check out this annual studio tour featuring painting, photography, prints, woodworking, fashion and more!

June 23, 2012
Community Micro Lending: Launch! Art event & fundraiser

Held at the inspiring Atrium building in downtown Victoria, this event will raise funds for youth empowerment initiatives through Community Micro Lending’s innovative programs.

June 21, 2012
Come Celebrate Local Indigenous Youth this National Aboriginal Day

Come out to meet and hear stories from these 10 inspiring young people who have taken part in VIDEA’s International Aboriginal Youth Internship programme.

June 19, 2012
OIL MAN and the SEA: a journey

Awareness and voice for BC’s threatened coast through storytelling, art and new media. Learn more at this upcoming event at Royal Roads University.

June 18, 2012

The discussion will focus on water as the main challenge facing Canada in the 21st century, drawing on trends, issues, and successful approaches that have been taken in both Australia and Europe.

June 13, 2012
Not a fan of the Federal Budget Bill?

Join the rally Wednesday June 13th, with participants all across the country who are not happy with the Budget Bill and its changes to 70 different laws going through Parliament with minimal discussion.

June 13, 2012
Register for Unconventional Oil and Gas Webinar Series: Deepwater and Arctic Drilling

In this webinar, Alberto Serna Martín will discuss the potential risks faced by companies that continue to test environmental boundaries in oil and gas development.

June 10, 2012

A highlight of Vancouver Island’s festival year — chefs from some of the finest restaurants on the West Coast to present their delicious wares in efforts to support local foods.

June 3, 2012
You are invited to a screening of Black Wave: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Caitlyn Vernon of Sierra Club BC about the risks of proposed tanker and pipeline projects in B.C. and what we can do to protect our coast.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Community Energy Development: The Role of Small-Scale Energy Systems in Achieving a Clean Energy Future

Presented by the Discovery Foundation Technology Education Program

May 25, 2012
YesBC Greater Victoria Youth Climate Action Summit

Join Robert Bateman and more at this transformative music and art festival aimed at empowering youth to take action on climate change.

May 24, 2012
Business Strategies for Cleantech Businesses

Presented by the Discovery Foundation Technology Education Program

May 24, 2012
Free Webinar: The Importance of Rio+20

Rio+20 will shape the sustainability dialogue going forward and therefore its outcomes will affect all sustainability professionals.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Mingle with a diverse group of women, learn about female-led initiatives, and indulge in local products and services!

May 8, 2012
Current Trends In International Development & The Impact Of The Federal Budget On Canada's Contribution To Aid Effectiveness

The University of Victoria is hosting a talk by Robert Fox, executive director of Oxfam Canada.

WEBINAR: for Unconventional Oil Webinar Series: Shale Gas

Sustainalytics would like to invite you to listen to their Unconventional Oil Webinar Series: Shale Gas.

April 20-22, 2012
Creatively United for the Planet

The Creatively United for the Planet Festival is a fun-filled, all-ages arts/cultural & healthy living family event to be held both indoors and outdoors in celebration of Earth Week.

April 18, 2012
"R/Evolution": Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Join in the screening of “R/Evolution”. Stephen is thrilled to join Stacey Toews of Level Ground Trading and City Councillor Lisa Helps in a panel discussion after the film.

April 3, 2012
WEBINAR: Wind Energy in British Columbia: What are the prospects?

BC has now begun to develop its wind energy resource, but we are behind the rest of Canada, and lag much of the world in developing this green energy resource. But there will be a lot more wind energy in BC’s future.

March 29, 2012
Dining Out For Life 2012

Grab your family and friends and make plans to dine out for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner Thursday, March 29 and 25% of sales will benefit HIV/AIDS services and prevention efforts at AIDS Vancouver Island. Start making those dining plans today!

Thursday March 22
World Water Day 2012 Seminar with guest Scott Niedermayer

The Canadian Water Resources Association and Engineers without Borders are partnering to organize a day of discussion to celebrate World Water Day 2012.

Monday, March 19

This is the fourth webinar in the POLIS Water Sustainability Project’s 2011/2012 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series.

Saturday March 10
The Institute of Practical Philosophy at VIU presents the 8th Symposium on Social Justice

Vancouver Island University has invited Stephen Whipp and other guests to this fascinating panel discussion.

March 3, 2012
NEW DATE: Financial Planning to Build Wealth, Manage Risk & Build a Better World

Held at Royal Roads University, join Steve to learn how to manage financial risk and drive positive change. This course will give you the knowledge and tools to ask the right questions about investing, no matter your experience.

February 25, 2012
Is Ethical Investing Right for You? SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTING 101

Annette Quan, FMA , FCSI & Stephen Whipp, CFP invite you to this complementary event.

January 31, 2012
EVENT: Invest Your Money in Local Change

A forum on present and future options for putting savings, RRSPs and investment dollars into local, sustainable, ethical businesses to build a more self-reliant economy. Join Stephen and others for an evening of energetic discussion.

February 4, 2012
VICTORIA: Art Furniture Show with Tamara Bond

Victoria based artist, Tamara Bond, is known for her whimsical painting, and drawings, and short stories. Tamara has teamed up with Aase Lium-Hall of Leka Design in a show that combines art and functional home furnishings. “

2011 Events & Seminars
November 17, 2011
Local Book Alert!

Sierra Club BC is proud to present “Nowhere Else on Earth: Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest”

November 5-13, 2011
Artists for Conservation Festival

Join Robert Bateman and other talented artists atop stunning Grouse Mountain for a celebration of the natural world through art.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Join a diverse range of speakers on the need to protect British Columbia’s ancient forests and ensure sustainable forestry jobs

October 13, 2011
Maude Barlow speaks in Victoria

Topic: Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreements(CETA)
organized by the Council of Canadians and the Canadian Union of Public Employees

October 6, 2011
The Future of Mining in British Columbia: Cooperation Not Conflict

Held at UVic, this is a public panel dialogue between First Nations leaders, government, and industry to discuss a balanced way forward.

September 2011
Community Micro Lending's Launch! program begins.

Want to embark with a group of other young people to design and launch your own small businesses? Know anyone who might?

Enjoy the Bounty of Local Markets

Delightful treats, entertainment & supporting the local economy. What more can you want? See the list here.

September 22, 2011
UVic Aboriginal Speakers' Series

Snuw’uyulh and psychology of healing -or how to be a good person: presented at the First Peoples House at the University of Victoria

August 27, 2011

Join president of the Victoria Natural History Society Darren Copley and Royal BC Museum curator, entomologist and naturalist Claudia Copley to learn about the tremendous diversity of one of our most spectacular old-growth forests.

Love your local musicians! Karel Roessingh

July 24th: Neighbours for Change!

Come to this family friendly block party in Fernwood from 2 pm- 5 pm

Enjoy the Bounty of Local Markets

Delightful treats, entertainment & supporting the local economy. What more can you want? See the list here.

May 11, 18, 25: WEBINAR: First Nations and Carbon

Bringing together First Nations, carbon specialists, government & environmental groups to share information

May 24 WEBCAST: Solar Powered Buildings: Worth Another Look as Prices Fall

What does all this mean to building owners? Is solar becoming a cost-competitive technology? What are the business models available from vendors and installers to reduce or eliminate large up-front costs?


Organized through Amnesty International Victoria and Congo Rising

March 24th: "Climate Change & the Problem of the State"

with Prof. Michael M’Gonigle from the University of Victoria

Saturday, February 26: T'Sou-ke Spirit Festival

February 19th: Seedy Saturday!

Victoria’s 18th annual seed and garden show.

February 8-10, 2011 FCM Sustainable Communities Conference

Victoria, BC: Embracing Change for Sustainability:
Innovative governance, partnerships and financing

Victoria Green Drinks! February 8

Enjoy an evening of great conversations and new connections!

2010 Events & Seminars

What's the BUZZ?

Your downtown West Shore spot for fabulous local products, info to help you live more lightly on the land, and cool tips about things to do closer to hom

Full listing of Victoria Festivals and Celebrations 2010

This month-by-month guide will keep you in the know!

Wednesday, December 15: Jingle Mingle!

This event is hosted by the Values Based Business Network and aims to connect those who want to support a thriving local business community

Wednesday, December 8: Discussion on grassroots action on climate change

An event co-organized by the Council of Canadians, Victoria Chapter, KAIROS, (and more)


November 30th- Congo Rising: Reception and Fundraiser

Congo Rising is an organization that helps bring the voices of Congolese women to Canadians through outreach activities.

Saturday, Nov 27: Introduction to Sustainable Investing: Matching Your Money to Your Values

Join Stephen for an afternoon at Royal Roads University.


Join Stephen in Comox, BC for a great primer on SRI and how risky corporate behaviour can affect your portfolio.

Gift and Wishes

Enjoy the works of Coast Collective’s over 100 local Gift Shop artists – and make Christmas shopping easy!

October 19 | 7:30pm to 9:30pm | How to Stay Sane as the World Goes Crazy

Economic Hard times, Climate Change and the Messy Issues of Oil

October 4th: Stephen Whipp at Gaining Ground 2010

The 2010 Gaining Ground Conference is targeted to practitioners and advocates across a range of fields working to advance and accelerate urban sustainability

Eat Here Now: Victoria Harvest Festival on September 26

Come support Victoria’s indoor farmer’s market!

September 20th: Grow Vegetables in the Winter!

The LifeCycles Fruit Tree Project presents this informative and fun workshop!

Seminar: Greening your Small Business

Monday, September 13, 2010 – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Climate Solutions Webinar: Seven Ideas to Tackle Climate Change

With Guy Dauncey. August 17th 10am (PST)

GO LOCAL Community Happenings

A collection of activities for all ages in the West Shore, from art to cob building workshops.

ROBERT BATEMAN LECTURE SERIES: Striking the Balance- The Challenges Facing Those Seeking to Protect Nature

August 10, 7-9 p.m. in the Mews Ballroom at Royal Roads University

21st Annual First Peoples Festival

Spirit Square Victoria :: September 5th, 10 am – 4 pm

Ideawave: July 10 & 11

Steve will be speaking at IdeaWave- a forum where critical thinkers are able to mix and mingle in a highly engaged environment.

Organic Islands Festival 2010

This amazing green expo showcases over 150 businesses and farms in beautiful Glendale Gardens. Look for Steve as MC on Sunday!

Canadian Responsible Investment Conference 2010

June 14-16 :: Toronto, ON
A dynamic collection of presenters and guests will look at building sustainable capital through responsible investment.

Green Drinks Victoria: June 8, 2010

This month will take the networking event to a new location

Local Business: hemma

Hemma is a community oriented yoga studio and community based acupuncture clinic. There will be a one day SALE on all clothing in stock! Sunday, June 6th

Bike to Work Week May 31-June 6

It’s Bike to Work Week in Victoria and we are looking forward to taking part! Are you?

2010 BC Solar Days!

Be a Community Leader! Join the BCSEA in celebrating the sun – and solar energy – with a Solar Days Celebration.

14th annual Mother's Day Paint-In and Craft Fair

Gather on Royal Roads University’s beautiful grounds for the wonderful community experience!

Earth Day in the West Shore

Join community members, businesses and the Stephen Whipp Financial team at this interactive and informative event.

Collective Vision

January 28 – February 14, 2010
An invitational show by some of the best known artists in the area.

Saturday, January 23, 2010
Stephen Whipp Presents: An Introduction to Sustainable Investing: Matching Your Money to Your Values

This course will give you the knowledge and tools to ask the right questions to ensure you are investing in a sustainable way that matches your values.

2009 Events & Seminars
December 1, 2009
Inhance Mutual Funds: Transition from VanCity to IA Clarington
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Royal Roads presents: Climate Action: Best Practices

What are the world’s governments doing to tackle climate change?

March 31, 2009
Lunch and Lecture Series - Investing Today for a Better World Tomorrow

Stephen Whipp speaks about ethical and socially responsible investing.

2008 Events & Seminars
November 25, 2008
Charitable Giving - Boardroom Seminar

Let Lesley Anderson of Tides Canada answer your charitable giving questions and more.

October 30, 2008
Sierra Geothermal - Boardroom Seminar

With Gary Thompson of Sierra Geothermal

September 21, 2008 - October 2, 2008
Festival of Peace, Victoria

BC Arts Series: Lisa Hartley

Each moment in a parent or child’s life is individual, memorable in different ways. It is these individual moments that she attempts to capture through the lens of her camera.

September 21, 2008
Organic Okanagan Festival, Kelowna

Stephen Whipp, CFP, will be speaking at this year’s Organic Okanagan Festival on: Organic Investing: Weeding Your Portfolio

July 5 & 6, 2008
Organic Islands Festival & Sustainability Expo

Enter to win our 100 Mile basket of goodies. Come visit our booth and take a load off!

May 29, 2008
Estate Planning: Wills
April 21, 2008
Earth Day Fundraiser: W. Canadian Premiere of FLOW: For Love of Water

This award-winning documentary and 2008 Sundance favourite highlights the local intimacies of an emerging global catastrophe, in Africa, India, California and Canada.

March 27, 2008
Whipp Tips: Tax Planning

Join Stephen Whipp and his team for some pointers on preparing your tax return from Chartered Accountant Donna Spence (Osborn Watts).

January 15, 2008
BC Arts series: Corinne Orazietti

I paint from nature because it is what inspires me…trees, flowers, rocks, beautiful big skies..

February 19, 2008
Climate Change & Investing: What Works?

Presenting Dermot Foley, VP of Strategic Analysis at Inhance and former Senior Policy Analyst with the David Suzuki Foundation Climate Change Program.

February 5, 2008
Sustainable Investing, Royal Roads University

Learn how applying environmental, social and governance criteria (ESG) to the selection of your investments can reduce your risk and make the world a better place.

31 January, 2008
Boardroom Seminar: An Introduction to Socially Responsible Investing

A lunch hour seminar to learn how to make money and make a difference. A great taster session if the Sustainable Investing course interests you.

2007 Events & Seminars
December 6, 2007
Are you Dreaming of a GREEN(er) Christmas?

Great ideas for reducing your carbon emissions with inspiration for wine, food, gifts and investments ideal for an eco-friendly Christmas.

November 15, 2007

Trusts – presenting John Coupar, member of the Inheritance and Incapacity Planning Group at Horne Coupar, one of Victoria’s most established law firms. Come and get some free legal tips and strategies on the use of trusts.

November 1, 2007
BC Arts Series: Artist Talk - Rachel Hellner

Have you been enjoying the artwork in our office recently? Join the artist, Rachel Hellner, for a lunch time talk about her work.

October 4, 2007
Climate Change & Investing, Smithers

Just as government is becoming more aware of climate change, investors need to know about the inherent risks and opportunities presented. Join Stephen Whipp for an evening to examine this critical topic.

September 13, 2007
BC Arts Series: Rachel Hellner

Join Stephen Whipp and his team for local art. Artist Rachel Hellner will be exhibiting her mixed media paintings depicting the inherent beauty and pattern in aerial landscape.

September 6, 2007
Does Your Will Say What You Want It To?

Free legal tips and strategies on planning your will from Mark Horne of Horne Coupar.

July 19, 2007
Everything They Don't Want You To Know About Investing
July 12, 2007
BC Arts Series: Sandra Taylor
June 3, 2007
Garden Party

Don’t miss our garden party where clients, friends and colleagues meet for food, fun and music…

April 19, 2007
Climate Change: The Inconvenient Truth and the Opportunity

7:30 pm Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone Ave, Victoria

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Whipp Tips & News

The Remarkable Rise Of ESG

The idea that investors who integrate corporate environmental, social and governance risks can improve returns is now rapidly spreading across capital markets on all continents.

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Behind Manulife's historic $600 million green bond issue

first for an insurer in domestic market

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Meet Triodos, the ethical investment firm trying to fund a better world

Investors are tired of questionable practices where executives at underperforming businesses are paid huge bonuses, and of companies making staggering amounts of money at a huge cost to the planet.

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