Who We Are

Our vision is that the Greater Victoria Region achieves social and ecological sustainability, with a high quality of life and a long life in good health for all its citizens, while reducing its ecological footprint to be equivalent to one planet’s worth of biocapacity.

Our Mission

Our mission is to establish and maintain community-wide conversations on One Planet living and a One Planet Region.

Our approach is reflected in our slogan: Discuss – Understand – Imagine – Design – Create’.  If we don’t learn about our situation and discuss it with others, we cannot come to a collective understanding of our situation. Without that understanding, we cannot imagine both what might happen if we fail to take action and what better alternative future we could create. And if we can’t imagine it, we can neither design nor build it.

Our ultimate objective is to facilitate local cultural evolution to bring about a profound socio-cultural transformation that will make it possible for the Greater Victoria Region to achieve social and ecological sustainability, with a high quality of life and a long life in good health for all its citizens, while reducing its ecological footprint to be equivalent to one planet’s worth of biocapacity.

Board Members

Meet our board members. It’s thanks to them that Conversations for a Planet Region is able to do the good work that it does.

Trevor Hancock

Trevor Hancock was the first leader of the Green Party of Canada and a family physician. Under his leadership, the party ran 60 candidates in the 1984 federal election. He is a public health physician, and currently serves as a professor and senior scholar at the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria. He obtained his degree in medicine at the University of London. He also consults with the World Health Organization. Together with Dr. Leonard Duhl, he created the Healthy Cities project that looks at environmental aspects of sustainable urban development as a determinant of health. In 2005, Hancock was also instrumental in initiating BC Healthy Communities – a provincial initiative focused on building capacity for healthy municipal governance.

Allen McLash

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Clare Attwell

Clare grew up in South Africa, and moved to Canada as a young adult. She remains deeply influenced by her early years growing up in South Africa under Apartheid. She creates art ranging from large scale textile wall hangings to transparent, multi-tiered art installations, to everything in-between.  The themes she tackles typically evolve out of her work with community. She is especially interested in exploring what makes complex systems functional, and in particular, how they relate to organizations and social systems.

Savannah Barratt

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Jasmindra Jawanda

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