Celebrating community leadership that makes life better for children and youth

Children and youth are the future of our community. These six stories of leadership focus on people who are making a difference in the health, happiness, and education of children and youth in our community. 

We're grateful to have the generous support of Storyteller Sponsor Coast Capital Savings in celebrating these Award Recipients.

Read on for more information about these amazing and inspirational stories and people!

Victoria Community Leadership Awards celebrate the inspiring stories and successes of community leadership in Greater Victoria. These individuals and teams have been nominated by the general public and selected on the basis of the positive impact or change they have created through their leadership.

Community leaders come from all walks of life. They demonstrate a values-based approach, bring people together around a shared vision, build community assets with a collaborative approach, and make things happen that would not occur without their leadership.

Coast_Savings_Horz_250w.jpgCoast Capital Savings is Canada’s largest credit union by membership. An Imagine Canada Caring Company, the credit union invested $5.6 million into local communities in 2016, focusing on empowering and engaging youth. Coast Capital is one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™, and a member of Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club. It has 52 branches serving its 532,000 members in the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and Okanagan regions of British Columbia. Product innovations include Canada's first free chequing account from a full-service financial institution. To learn more, visit coastcapitalsavings.com.

The Community Leadership Stories in this week's feature are (click on the names to read their stories):


Greater Victoria "Books for Babies" Project Team


Kelly Tilsley


Rebecca Kirstein


Renee Sala


Troy Wilson


Westshore Youth Health Advisory Committee

These amazing community leaders, and 18 more like them, will be celebrated at a gala event on March 2 at Government House. Tickets are available for purchase now!