THIS IS LEADERSHIP VANCOUVER ISLAND
Creatively United for the Planet is a non-profit society that supports, showcases and celebrates community solutions and strategies to ensure where we live, work, eat, play and study remains beautiful, vibrant, healthy and resilient.
We know a lot of people are doing amazing things that more people should know about.
In addition to our many events and shareable educational resources, we have created this free, non-profit community information network, resource guide and event hub to share what our community cares about.
This Is Leadership showcases and celebrates local leaders and change-makers with the understanding that real leadership is in the inspired actions people take to improve the quality of life in their community.
Connect – Collaborate – Create – Celebrate Community
Did you know that Saltspring Island has the highest number of electric car owners per capita of anywhere in Canada? In fact, that’s 10 times the national average with 89 electric vehicle owners on Saltspring Island and more to come. For this reason, Canada’s leading...read more
The Capital Regional District (CRD) has teamed up with many regional partners to celebrate the 2017 centennial of the Migratory Bird Convention Act. The CRD is home to 3 of BC’s 7 bird sanctuaries, in Shoal Harbour, Esquimalt Lagoon and Victoria Harbour.read more
On November 4, 2016, the government of Canada signed the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The goals of this agreement commits Canada to reducing reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% from 2005 levels by the year 2030.read more
There is a lot of money to be made from making us ill. The No. 1 example is the tobacco industry, whose products, if used as intended, are bound to make us ill. But close behind it is the food industry, which for years has been selling us both too much food and the wrong sorts of food.read more
Thank you to everyone who came out in support of our recent fundraiser at the Robert Bateman Centre, featuring Sherrill Miller's inspiring presentation The Gift of Change with images by landscape photographer extraordinaire,...read more
We're moving into full production mode with the launch of This Is Leadership on Shaw TV later next month! Over the past few weeks our team has been receiving training from Shaw TV veterans Chris Weatherhead, Orlando Carillo & Daphne Goode. It takes a community to...read more
More Recent Posts
Sign the Good Food 2025 Resolution of Support for a sustainable and secure local food and agriculture system that provides safe, sufficient, culturally accepted, nutritious food accessible to everyone in the Capital Region through dignified means.read more
Courtesy of the Times Colonist February 1, 2017 Over the past couple of years, Conservation International (CI) has released a series of brief but powerful videos that give nature a voice. And what voices they are; movie actors such as Harrison Ford (The Ocean), Julia...read more
When I held a seed there was a weight of inspiring knowledge that sprung forth – I was holding generations and generations of a plant. An endless cycle of seed, leaf, flower, seed… Food for generations.read more
How bowls of soup helped me get to know 100 of my neighbours!read more
One of the key principles of population and public health is social justice and equity. We recognize that inequalities in health exist, but that when they are unfair, unjust and preventable, they are unacceptable.read more
We are so fortunate to have the opportunity for community-led television programming with Shaw TV. Thanks to community leaders like Daphne Goode and the incredible camera/tech team led by Chris Weatherhead and Orlando Carillo at Shaw, our enthusiastic volunteer team...read more