Executive Board Members
Meet the CISV Victoria team!
Lilly & Sarah
We are so excited to be the newly elected Chapter Co-Chairs of CISV Victoria! We both joined JB back in 2010 and have fostered a love for CISV throughout our involvement. From being in JB, to Steering, to chaperoning minicamps, to now being on the exec board, we've spent years of collaboration trying to make CISV Victoria the best Chapter it can be!
Local Junior Representative
Samantha is the Jr LJR of CISV Victoria. Which means she helps organize the Steering Board and runs activities for the junior branch youth. Samantha has been a part of CISV for 5 years and she has made great connections through CISV and has grown her leadership skills by being on Steering and running activities for all of the incredible youth who come out to the meetings. Her favorite thing about CISV is seeing the youth grow their confidence while participating, asking questions, and even making new friends in our chapter. Samantha loves the values that CISV stands for and she tries to bring them into other aspects in her life!
I work to keep our CISV Victoria community safe. I help to select, train and support CISV leaders. I make sure locations are safe for CISV participants and that all adults spending time with children have valid Criminal Record Checks completed. I have been involved with CISV since 2017 when my oldest son went to Honduras for Village. The only thing I love more than learning about people, culture, language, food and music around the world is to see children and young adults experiencing these things for the first time.
Sierra & Beth (not pictured)
From Sierra: I joined CISV when I was village-aged, and am so happy to still be part of such an amazing organization. I’m proud to be a CISVer because I really believe that peace is possible through friendship, and that young people are going to bring about great change in the world– as they already are! There are two main parts to being chair: keeping up with what goes on locally, and keeping up with what goes on nationally/internationally. I’m also really passionate about making CISV inclusive for LGBTQ+ folks – send me a message if you want to talk about building inclusive spaces.
I joined CISV when I was 14. I did national camp, a step up, and a seminar camp, and have also led and staffed Villages as an adult. Currently I am one of the newly elected Chapter Co-Chairs and the Fund Development Chair, as well as the Local Leadership Trainer, one of the Village Coordinators, and a member of CISV Victoria’s 18+ planning group.
I joined CISV when I was 14. I did a step up, an interchange, a youth meeting, and national camp. CISV has such an impact on me growing up that I am honoured to give back to this organization as an adult. I’ve worn a lot of hats over the years, including Mosaic and Secretary, and I am thrilled to be both newly elected the Chapter Co-Chair and the Communications Chair this year. I also previously was the Adult Co-Chair of CISV Canada’s Environmental Sustainability Committee for two years.
Junior Branch Liaison
My role as Junior Branch Adult Liaison is to support our Junior Branch Steering Committee with their planning, and support them during Junior Branch meetings. I also ensure that Junior Branch just has the extra safety of an adult present during meetings, and I communicate on behalf of Junior Branch with the Adult Exec team. My experience with CISV was as a village delegate to India, and then again as a leader to a Toronto Village. My three daughters have all been involved in Junior Branch, been leaders on Steering and travelled with CISV. I love how inclusive CISV is and how easy friendship is through the shared, fun, and thoughtful activities and games.
I’ve been part of the CISV Board (Vancouver/Victoria) for a few years, but this is my first term as Mosaic Chair! I’ve been a member of CISV since 2000, when I got to travel to Israel with the Village Program. I’ve been very fortunate to have been able to attend several CISV programs since - interchange (x2), seminar, and a second Village (leading). One of my favourite things about CISV is the instant connection you get with ANY CISV’er you meet! I love our global CISV family.
Membership & Recruitment