GRAND celebrates who you are as a grandparent and who you are as an individual. You love spending time with your grandchildren and you’re happy in your other roles: at work, in the community and on your own. We’re an active and diverse group—an engaged, evolving and powerful force. We’re mentors, nurturers, keepers of secrets. We’re caregivers, child care providers, dessert-before-dinner defenders. We’re historians, spiritual guides and the holders of family stories.

Peter & Hillary: Our Place Society

As newcomers to Victoria, Peter and Hilary were shocked by the visible homelessness. Motivated to contribute meaningfully, they began...

Michelle Colussi: Building Resilient Neighbourhoods

My husband is the real connector on our street. Every time he sees somebody, he says, “Hey neighbor, how...

Heather Gross: Royal BC Museum

For many years, I volunteered at the Royal BC Museum in the Learning Department and with Special Events. Sometimes...

Brenda MacFarlane: Victoria Hockey Legacy Society

I do not watch a lot of hockey. I once wanted to play hockey, but I never got further...

Vanessa Hammond: Serenity Housing Co-op

I have been volunteering for 67 years, around the world, and primarily in the health sector and with national...

Kelly Minter: Some Coins

I worked in the non-profit sector for many years, primarily in reception and administration support. In this role, I...

Joan Jackson: Soroptimist International

Stella, a senior member of the Soroptimist International of Victoria Westshore Club, asked that we create a series of...

Rebecah: Cyber Seniors

The Cyber Seniors program, started in Toronto in 2009 by two high school students, is an intergenerational program pairing...

Felicity Smith: Together Against Poverty

My relationship with Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS) began shortly after I retired from my job as a fundraiser...

Maureen Gross: Wisdom Circle

I am part of a group of seniors called the Wisdom Circle. We formed as a group several years...