The Society / Membership
Our Place is always striving to meet the needs of Greater Victoria’s most vulnerable citizens. With the support of individual donors and local businesses, we have also been able to expand the number of programs offered, and our hours of operation.
With strong financial stewardship and an equally strong leadership team, we also have a renewed optimism for the future. We are thankful that through it all, board and staff have focused on our mission to provide a sense of hope and belonging to Greater Victoria’s most vulnerable citizens.
The membership year runs from April 1 – March 31 and costs $15.00. All membership applications must be approved by the Board of Directors before coming into effect.
- Become an advocate for change by partnering with us to provide hope and belonging to the most vulnerable citizens of Greater Victoria.
- Participate in the future of our organization by voting at the Annual General Meeting and electing our Board of Directors.
- Keep up to date with our seasonal newsletters filled with updates, insights and stories of lives changed.
Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting is held in September of each year.
We are excited to announce that Cassie J. Doyle is this year’s guest speaker at Our Place Society’s Virtual Annual General Meeting Sept. 15, 2021 at 6pm.
An engaging and dynamic speaker with a passion for her work – and Our Place Society’s work – Ms Doyle has served as the chair of BC Housing since 2017, during a time of significant investment and support for housing Victoria’s homeless.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, B.C. Housing has invested millions in purchasing hotels and other sites in order to offer the region’s most vulnerable population a home. Our Place Society is proud to operate several of these sites.
Ms Doyle has always had a keen interest in social housing. Her career began with a decade of senior roles related to social housing through the City of Ottawa Non-Profit Housing Corporation. When she returned home to B.C., she led the development of the Homes BC program, as B.C.’s Deputy Minister of Housing, Recreation and Consumer Services from 1993-1996. Today, she is a member of the B.C. Coalition to End Youth Homelessness.
A former deputy minister with both the federal and B.C. provincial governments, Ms Doyle is currently director with the Fraser Basin Council and the Institute of Research on Public Policy, and she chairs the Canada Energy Regulator. She was Canadian Consul General in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, and CEO of the Canadian Centre for Resources and Development at UBC.