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.

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Sustainability and lifelong learning leadership award recipients revealed!

Greater Victoria is blessed with many community leaders who are dedicated to promoting sustainability and lifelong learning. We are excited to announce another six of our Victoria Community Leadership Awards recipients!

We're happy to have the generous support of Storyteller Sponsor Royal Roads University in acknowledging these Award Recipients.

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Six more stories of community leadership

A healthy community is a strong community. The six stories of community leadership announced today as part of the Victoria Community Leadership Awards all feature leaders who are making a difference to healthy lifestyles and places. 

We're happy to have the generous support of Storyteller Sponsor BC Transit in acknowledging these Award Recipients.

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Victoria Community Leadership Awards: Our first six stories announced!

The first six stories of community leadership from the 2017 Victoria Community Leadership Awards were announced today, with a double-page spread in all of the Black Press community newspapers in the Greater Victoria region.

Our first grouping is made possible by the generous support of Storyteller Sponsor Vancity Savings Credit Union.

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VCLA 2017 Nominations

It's that time of year again - Call for Nominations for the Victoria Community Leadership Awards!

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Anyone can nominate a leader in their community, located in Greater Victoria, for the Victoria Community Leadership Awards. Nominations will be accepted from November 9th to December 15th, 2016. Nominees don't need to be famous or superhuman - tell us the story of a person you think has been a leader in their own unique way.

Please follow this link, Community Leader Nominations, to suggest a community leader that you know to be recognized in the 2017 Victoria Leadership Awards!

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Victoria Community Leadership Awards 2017

The Victoria Leadership Awards have been reinvented to highlight community leaders from all walks of life. Nominees will be selected based on a new set of criteria, created by Leadership Victoria, that aims to target a variety of community leaders.

Community leaders share some common qualities:

  • They Know and Manage Self: Identify and Apply Personal Values to Inform a Personal Vision, Recognize and Build Leadership Styles and Strengths, Cultivate Positive Self-Management and Personal Accountability, Commit to Lifelong Learning, Cultivate Cultural Awareness and Support for Reconciliation.
  • They Navigate Community Systems: Know the Community, Embrace the Complexity of the Community, Build Capacity for a Healthy Community, Engage Diverse Perspectives, Catalyze Change.\
  • They Lead Through Influence: Create a Shared Vision, Mobilize Others, Convene and Facilitate Gatherings, Communicate Openly, Manage Conflict Constructively, Support Effective Group Dynamics.
  • They Make Things Happen: Translate Vision into Action, Support Collaboration and Accountability, Innovate and Respond to Challenges, Promote Ideas and Gain Support, Attract, Acknowledge, and Retain Resources and Volunteers.

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The selection process has been revamped to include a selection panel of past recipients and community members that will determine which nominees with be selected for recognition in their community. Up to 24 awards will be administered and recipients will be recognized in a press release in early January followed by the Victoria Community Leadership Awards reception hosted at Government House on March 2nd, 2016. One outstanding community leader will be profiled as a "Lifetime of Leadership" recipient. We are administering the awards with a fresh approach in an effort to better represent the "community" aspect in the Victoria Leadership Awards.

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It was a big honour for me.

Tammy Dewar was the recipient of the Excellence in Leadership through Coaching & Mentoring Award in 2014. We got in touch to ask her about what receiving an award had meant to her, and what kinds of community leadership she's involved in nowadays. 

 

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I'm so grateful and proud to have been given the recognition by my colleagues

Alex Harned was the recipient of the Youth Leadership Award in 2015. Alex is pursuing a great community leadership pathway, and we got in touch to ask her about what receiving an award had meant to her, and what kinds of community leadership she's involved in nowadays. 

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I hope my volunteering will inspire other people

Ted and Helen Hughes were honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Leadership in 2009. We asked them each to share their thoughts about what this award meant to them, and what kinds of activities they are involved in nowadays.

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Receiving a Victoria Leadership Award was a fantastic honour

Trudi L. Brown was honoured with the Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria Award for Community Leadership in 2009. She is still working hard on behalf of her community, and we got in touch to ask her about what receiving an award had meant to her, and what kinds of community leadership she's involved in nowadays. 

 

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