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Community organizations & schools

For 42 years, UVic Speakers Bureau volunteers have given talks to community organizations, government and schools throughout southern Vancouver Island.

Even with a partial return to in-person talks this year, our speakers gave more than 351 presentations and reached approximately 10,000 people this year.

We thank each of the 124 organizations who took part and look ahead to a new season in 2022-23.

Past participants



  • Arbutus Global Middle School


  • BS & H Investment Club
  • BC Legislative Assembly
  • BC Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Training
  • BC Ministry of Attorney General, Office of the Legislative Counsel
  • BC Ministry of Children & Family
  • Development
  • BC Sustainable Energy Association
  • Belmont Secondary School
  • Berwick House
  • Burnside Gorge Community Association


  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Federation of University Women
    • BC Council
    • Coquitlam
    • Cowichan Valley
    • Saanich Peninsula
  • Carlton House
  • Cedar Hill Middle School
  • Centre for Inquiry Canada–Victoria
  • Central Saanich Senior Citizen’s Association
  • Children’s International Summer Villages Victoria
  • Cloverdale Traditional Elementary School
  • Colwood Elementary School
  • Cordova Bay 55+
  • Cordova Bay United Church Men’s Breakfast Group


  • École Doncaster Elementary School
  • École George Jay Elementary School
  • École Poirier Elementary School
  • Esquimalt Family Resource Centre
  • Esquimalt High School
  • Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre
  • Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre: Growing Parents
  • Ethel Wilson Women’s Group


  • First Metropolitan United Church of Canada Men’s Group
  • Frank Hurt Secondary School
  • Friends of Cedar Hill Park


  • Galiano Community School
  • Girl Guides of Canada
    • 1st Sidney Brownies
    • 1st Clover Valley Pathfinders
    • 7th Victoria
    • Sparks 140th
  • Glenlyon Norfolk School
  • Glenshiel Housing Society
  • Golden Rods & Reels Fishing Club
  • Gordon Head Middle School
  • Greater Victoria Acting Together
  • Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Greenways Land Trust


  • Island Health, Yakimovich Wellness Centre
  • Island Waters Fly Fishing Society


  • Jesken Aerie Assisted Living
  • Jewish Community Centre of Victoria
  • The John Howard Society of Victoria
  • Journey Middle School
  • Journey Middle School Band/Orchestra
  • Journey Middle School Remote Learners


  • Ladysmith Intermediate School
  • Lansdowne Middle School
  • Lansdowne South Middle School
  • Legislative Library of British Columbia
  • Lester B. Pearson College
  • Let’s Talk Science
  • Lochside Elementary School PAC


  • Margaret Jenkins Elementary School
  • Maria Montessori Academy
  • Monterey Middle School
  • Mount Douglas Environmental Leadership Program
  • Mount Work Coalition
  • Museum at Campbell River


  • Newcomers’ Club of Greater Victoria


  • Oak Bay Kiwanis Club
  • Oak Bay Preschool
  • Ocean Bridge by Ocean Wise
  • Our Place Society


  • Parkinson Society British Columbia
  • Parkland Secondary School
  • Parkwood Place
  • Probus Club
    • Duncan
    • Nanaimo North
    • Northwest Bay
    • Sidney


  • Quadra Cedar Hill Community Association


  • Reynolds Secondary School
  • Rotaract Club of Victoria
  • Rotary Club
    • Sooke
    • Sidney
  • Round Table Club of Victoria
  • Royal Bay Secondary School
  • Royal Roads University


  • Saanich School District SD63
  • Saint Vincent de Paul
  • Salt Spring Island Middle School
  • Selkirk Montessori School
  • Single Parent Resource Centre
  • Sooke Region Museum
  • Sooke School District SD62
  • Sooke School District International Student Program
  • South Island Distance Education School
  • South Park Elementary School
  • Southern VI Family Child Care Association
  • Spectrum Community School
  • Spencer Middle School
  • St. Margaret’s School
  • St. Margaret’s School Boarding Staff
  • St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Metchosin
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • Stelly’s Secondary School


  • Vancouver Island Cooperative Preschool Association
  • Victoria Club Tread
  • Victoria Cruising Club
  • Victoria Genealogical Society
  • Victoria High School
  • Victoria Jewish Culture Project
  • Victoria Natural History Society
  • Victoria Region Men’s and Newcomers Club
  • Victoria Round Table Club
  • Victoria School for Ideal Education
  • Victoria Women’s Newcomers Club
  • View Royal Elementary School


  • Westshore Centre for Learning & Training
  • William Head Institution, Correctional Service of Canada