Celebrating Our 40th Year

We can't wait to celebrate our 40th year with you!

VIDEA is hard at work organizing events and programmes that will be taking place throughout 2018. Come join us in celebrating this milestone! This page will continue to be updated as new event details become available, so keep checking back!

Mark your calendar for VIDEA's Fair Trade Fair - November 24th, 2018

We are excited to organize another all-ages community event filled with music, good food, great company, and of course, lots of amazing Fair Trade goods! This is an awesome opportunity to stock up on ethically sourced goods and promote fair trade which helps communities develop through their own efforts.

Admission will be by donation and it will be held at the First Metropolitan United Church Hall (932 Balmoral Road), on Saturday the 24th, from 10am to 4pm.

NEW!! Join VIDEA’s 40th Anniversary fund and environmental awareness campaign!

Buying and selling second hand goods directly reduces pressure on the earth! We can redirect items from the landfill and reduce carbon emissions in the production of new materials just by selling our previously loved stuff. Are you an environmental steward? Donate an item and support human-rights based programming right now! Contact Nicole at ndarnell@videa.ca if you have any questions.

How to get involved:

  • Find any items previously loved items in good condition that you no longer need - small appliances, household items, furniture, bikes, ect. 
  • Upload pictures of your items to an online platform - we suggest posting on multiple sites such as: UsedVictoria, Facebook Buy&Sell, VarageSale, or Kijiji. Keep it simple! 
  • Once you sell the item, donate the profit to VIDEA - donations over $25 get a charitable tax receipt! 
  • Do you have a big ticket item like a canoe sitting in your back shed but don’t want to bother trying to sell it? We can do it for you! For items expected to bring in $150 or more, we will sell it for you!! Email our project officer, Nicole at  ndarnell@videa.ca to get set up.
  1. Do I get a charitable tax receipt?
    For donations of $25 and over, you are able to receive a charitable tax receipt.
  2. How do I give the money to VIDEA?
    You can provide cash to one of the VIDEA staff, send the money by cheque to VIDEA's address:
    1932 Fernwood Road, Office No. 2,

    Victoria, British Colombia

    Canada, V8T 2Y6

    Or email transfer to: lhernandez@videa.ca 

  3. What do I do if I don’t know how to use an online selling platform?
     Reach out to our Project Officer Nicole at ndarnell@videa.ca and she will be able to help you post an item, or will gladly post pictures for you!
  4.  Where does the money go?
     All donations directly supports our innovative domestic and international human-rights based programmes, such as these:
    • Shared Wisdom: Raised Voices - 8 youth leaders from Lil'wat Nation, Maskwacis, Whitehorse and Victoria are engaged in a two year leadership project with the aim of strengthening local and global communities and providing youth with the opportunity to be leaders in addressing violence against women and girls in their home communities through building their capacity and leadership skills;

    • Youth Internship Programmes – throughout 2015/2016 VIDEA has provided 40 opportunities for young people to take part in the International Youth Internship Program (IYIP), and 20 opportunities for young Aboriginal youth to take part in the International Aboriginal Youth Internship programme, providing support and solidarity to overseas partners in Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and South Africa;

    • Public engagement – every year VIDEA delivers a range of public engagement projects across BC that help community members to better understand global issues and to figure out how to make a difference. Through activities during International Development Week, supporting Aboriginal initiatives, the Fair Trade Fair, and many more, thousands of Canadians gain the opportunity to volunteer, take part, learn more, and become more active global citizens;

    • Education – VIDEA has delivered a vibrant education programme for over 35 years! Every year VIDEA provides opportunities for students and youth to learn about global issues through the development of new resources and learning opportunities. We provide mentorship and opportunities for volunteers, interns and practicum students to gain the experience they need to pursue careers in international development and social justice areas, and support to teachers and educators looking to integrate global issues into their learning experience;

    • Indigenous Knowledge – through this innovative programme Indigenous youth, Elders, and community members in Canada and in the south and east African countries that we work in are connected and better able to address the issues that they face in solidarity and by sharing knowledge passed down and reclaimed.