Support Us

The programmes offered by CISV Victoria are made possible through various fundraising endeavors, generous donations of individuals, sponsorship and grants.

CISV Victoria hosts an international programmes on a 5 year cycle. Hosting is costly, but it is a vital part of providing this unique opportunity to youth from our community, and around the world. We appreciate every means of support and we gratefully accept in-kind donations, which are eligible for tax-deductible receipts. In the past we have appreciated in-kind donations such as: food for camps, discounts on food, bedding, transportation, storage, dry cleaning and laundry services, building space for events, guest speakers, manual labour, freezers and freezer space, professional advice, cooks, life-guard services, notary services, writing grant applications, sports equipment, photography, discounts on goods, and a helping hand.


Canada Helps

Or please consider investing in CISV Victoria's future by contributing via Canada Helps. Thank you for your support!

Alumni Donations

If you experienced CISV as a young person, chances are the memories are strong and hopefully the friendships you made from those experiences are too. We gratefully welcome donations, and hope you consider joining CISV again. To donate directly to CISV Victoria, please contact our Fund Development Chair

Support us by supporting these businesses/ initiatives:

Thrifty's Smile Card Program

Use a CISV Victoria Thrifty's Smile card and 5% of your purchase goes to CISV Victoria, at no additional cost to you. Cards are available from our Fund Developer.

Fairway Markets - Cheques

CISV Victoria has pre-purchased cheques (gift certificates) for our members (and their friends) to use at Fairway Markets. We receive 7% of your purchase from Fairways. Cheques are available from our Fund Developer, who is available at most JB meetings.

Magazine subscriptions

Give the gift of a magazine subscription! Buy a subscription through the QSP Reading program and CISV Victoria receives approximately 40% of the subscription value.

Anyone can order or renew magazine subscriptions for delivery to their home, or any Canadian address (family, friends or businesses). It's fast, there is no need to register and you save up to 85% off newsstand prices.

Follow the link to the QSP page and click on the "Shop Now" button to make a purchase in support of CISV VICTORIA! Our group online ID for QSP is 3666195.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Contact our Fund Development chair for more information or to ask questions about our magazine sales campaign.

Soap Exchange - Clean Up Club

When you purchase from the Soap Exchange, mention CISV and we will receive an amount equal to 10% of the amount you spend.

The Soap Exchange sells 100% biodegradable products for personal and industrial use. Products include natural stain removers, detergent for front-loading washers, reasonably priced natural shampoo and conditioners, carpet cleaning equipment and dry cleaning service.

Visit the Soap Exchange at 1393A Hillside Ave-corner of Hillside Ave & Cedar Hill Rd- Mon. - Sat. 9:30 - 6:00; Sun. Noon - 4pm; Phone 250- 475-0033.

For more information on the CISV Soap Exchange Clean Up Club, please contact our Fund Developer.


Tax deductible donations can be made by sending a cheque to:

CISV Victoria
Box 8058, Stn CE
Victoria, BC V8W 3R7

Build-a-Bridge Village

CISV Victoria gratefully acknowledges the following donors and sponsors who kindly shared their good fortune with our International Guests and supported the success of the 2015 Build-a-Bridge Village:

Foundation Supporters

Albion Fisheries Ltd
Dashka’s Gourmet Spice Blends
Esquimalt Plaza Dry Cleaning
Fairway Markets
Hertel's Meats
Lekkor Food Ltd.
Nomadic Visions Photography
Olympic Dairy Products Ltd.
Paradise Island Foods Inc.
Portofino European Bakery
Starbucks Victoria
Thrifty Foods

Buttress Supporters

Cakes, Etc.
Cold Star Freight Systems
Centennial (B&C) Foods
Cobs Bread (Millstream & Harris Green)
Eurosa Farms
For Good Measure
Indigo Natural Products
Market on Yates
Morning Fresh Eggs
Nature’s Path
Northern Gold Foods Ltd
Old Dutch
Origin Bakery
PSC Natural Foods
Red Barn Market
Sluggett Farms
The Root Cellar

2014 Step Up Camp

CISV Victoria hosted an International Step Up Camp In July 2014. Delegates from nine member countries were actively responsible for leadership and program planning using the CISV educational theme of Diversity. CISV Victoria would like to thank these outstanding donors and sponsors.

2013 Spring into Auction Fundraiser Event

2013 is an official "year of rest" in CISV Victoria's multi year calendar, but the preparations to host a "Step Up" camp in 2014 are ongoing. To help, the chapter hosted a fundraising event featuring local performers; Sarah Ayer, Marie Tasse, and the BC Fiddle Orchestra. Generous support from these corporate donors contributed to the financial success of the evening. Thank you!

2013 Autumn Apple Pick

A huge thank you goes out to SeaCider Farm & Ciderhouse for so generously donating to our chapter.

2012 Seminar Camp

In July 2012, CISV Victoria hosted an International Seminar Camp with youth from 15 member countries attending. The three-week long camp required delegates to shape the structure of their camp while they explored complex themes, resolved ever changing conflicts and developed personal leadership skills. This camp was life changing for delegates and the success can be attributed in part to the outstanding support from these local donors and sponsors.

2011 National Camp

August 2011, CISV Victoria hosted Canada's annual National Camp. Member CISV youth from across Canada explored the 2011 international theme of Conflict and Resolution. The week long camp was a great success and we would like to thank these local donors and sponsors.

2011 Youth Meeting

July 2011, CISV Victoria hosted Canada's first-ever international Youth Meeting, with the theme Image-In a CISV World. Participants included delegations from Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany and the USA. The camp was a great success thanks to our many volunteers and the generous contributions of these local donors and sponsors.

2010 National Board Meeting

The generous support of these local donors was greatly appreciated.

2009 Village

The 2009 “Cooking up Peace” Village was an overwhelming success thanks to our volunteers and the generous support of these local donors and sponsors.




National Camp (CISV Canada)
Ages 11-18
August 3 - 9 in Sudury, ON
Applications due to Sol at jb@CISVvictoria.caby Fri. May 4:

PEACE BUS: Seats available both directions (39 day cross-Canada trip): Eastbound (14-16) and Westbound (16-18). Westbound  leaders/drivers aged 25+ needed. Training and all travel expenses provided for leaders, plus a stipend. Contact  Visit


CRIIMINAL RECORD CHECKS (CRC): To check if you have a current CRC (Criminal Record Check), needed for all people over age 18 in a household hosting homestays or people volunteering at camps, please email: 
You may also email to request the password to apply at the Min. of Justice website:   



- Volunteer recruitment coordinator
- Leader/Staff recruitment coordinator
- Local Camp Coordinator


Obtain, or renew your annual membership. Forms are in the "Joining CISV" section of this site. As of Fall 2018, membership runs from October 1-September 30 each year. Individual (19+) and Family rates available: membership@


The most recent email newsletter was sent to CISV Victoria's membership on April 3, 2018. Please let us know if we missed you. Email  communications@