Frances Litman is a household name in Victoria. From reporter at the Times Colonist, a 25 year professional photography career, to political candidate in the last federal election, Frances has been involved in the region’s community for a long time.

“I think people are becoming more aware of what’s going on in the world,” she says. “I want to bring people together to showcase local individuals, groups, businesses and organizations that make our community a better place.” Her flagship project is called Creatively United for the Planet. Although it began as an annual Earth Day festival, Creatively United is now active year-long, raising awareness about environmental and social justice issues from the grassroots.

To Frances, leadership is “the inspired actions that people take every day to improve their communities for the benefit of everyone.”

She finds solidarity in strength, conviction, and a shared vision. “There are more of us than there are of them, and we do have a lot of the power. If you have a good idea that can help everyone, I want to see it move forward.”

Frances’ latest initiative, ThisIsLeadership.org, is meant to encourage people to come forward with their ideas and projects, and to connect people with those who can help realize their vision.

We look forward to celebrating her Leadership on March 2nd at Government House. If you would like to attend the event, or know someone who might, tickets are available for purchase online.

You can view Frances’ story in your local Black Press newspapers. If you would like to view your story you can pick up a copy of the February, 22nd 2017 edition. It is published in the Goldstream, Oak Bay, Peninsula, Saanich, and Victoria News. Here is a link to an online edition (pages 10-11).