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Call for Local Champions in Victoria

Applications for the 2024 Local Champion Program are now open.

Want to help foster vibrant and engaged neighbourhoods in Victoria?

Apply to be part of the 2024 Local Champions community-based leadership program ⤵

The City of Victoria’s Neighbourhood Team has partnered with Building Resilient Neighbourhoods and other guest presenters to deliver this six-part training series that runs from March to September and will support residents to become active civic leaders in our community.

Participants will gain on-the-ground experience in community organizing and facilitation. The sessions will focus on building practical skills, confidence and relationships so that participants can act as project leaders for a variety of community-based initiatives. After they graduate, Local Champions will be able to engage more fully in civic life through participation in local projects or associations.

Program Details ⤵

Cost: Local Champions is being offered at a subsidized cost of $250 per participant (the market value is over $2,500). A limited number of full scholarships are available.

As a special opportunity, in 2024, the City of Victoria’s Climate Action team is offering five fully-sponsored spaces for people looking to bring a climate action project to life as part of the Local Champions Program.

Who Can Apply: Residents of Victoria can apply for one of 24 seats in this program. 


  • Applications are now open! 
  • The deadline for applications is March 1st, 2024.
  • The program will begin on March 15 and run through until September.

Learn more & apply ⤵

Register for an online information session on Thursday, February 8 from 7-7:45 p.m.  

This recorded Local Champions Information Session can also help you decide if the program would be a good fit for you. 


If you have any questions about this program, please email  or phone Gary Pemberton at 250.361.0548.

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