The Victoria Imperial Lions Club supports people in need and the homeless in our community.  In the past couple of years the club has sponsored and served hot meals at Our Place, a society that serves people in need in Victoria.  The club also supports the Mustard Seed Food Bank whth Christmas hampers and at other times during the year.


Lions and family volunteers serving lunch at Our Place, Dec. 2014




The club has also sponsored numerous hearing aids in support of the Lions of BC Hearing Conservation Society and supported several community charities including: Victoria Hospice Society; Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Victoria; Boys and Girls Clubs of Victoria; Victoria Hospital Foundation; University of Victoria; as well as the Canadian Federation of the Blind; and many more.

The Victoria Imperial Lions Club has been especially integral in supporting Camosun College students with physical challenges.  In 2006, the club established the Al Hayman Memorial Bursary for Camosun students with visual disabilities.  By 2009, (when the philanthropy award was presented), the endowment had grown to over $45,000.  The club also established a Disability Resource Centre Loan Fund of $3,500 to help disabled students get their printed course materials created in alternate formats, provided over $1,200 for Camosun’s Solutions for Blind Readers program and most recently pledged $6,000 toward special desks for the College’s Love Your Learning Library revitalization project.



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