Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility is an essential building block for community and business sustainability. It proactively promotes the public interest by encouraging community growth and development. Socially responsible actions also reward us with a sense of satisfaction and pride as well as political and social credibility for the marina industry and our business.

As active partners in our natural and social community we will contribute our time, financial and material resources for the benefit of our community. The criteria listed below are guidelines for giving back to our community:

  • Geographic areas of consideration listed in priority are: Sidney, Saanich Peninsula and Victoria
  • We will show greater favor to capital initiatives that provide long-term benefit
  • Significant contributions will go toward infrastructure
  • Contributions will go toward sports, arts and cultural entities and activities
  • Contributions will not necessarily be focused on marine-oriented interests but marine interests should be given priority
  • We will donate personal time to community organizations
  • All employees will be supported and encouraged to participate in community organizations
  • We will support political causes through financial contributions or individual participation
  • We will sponsor initiatives designed for youth
  • We will help maintain, and contribute to, sustainable efforts focused on the marine environment
  • We will contribute $25,000 to charity and non-profit organizations each fiscal year

Community Involvement

Van Isle Marina and its team members are all active partners in our local community.  Below is a partial listing of Van Isle Marina and its team members’ community involvement:

Association of Marina Industries – Member

BC Cancer Foundation – Financial Contributor

BC Yacht Brokers Association – Member and Member of Board of Directors

Boating BC – Member

Boulders Climbing Gym – Financial Contributor. Advisor to Board of Directors

Help Fill A Dream – Financial Contributor

Maritime Museum – Corporate Membership

Mary Winspear Centre Foundation – Honorary Patron and major financial contributor

Memorial Park Society – Past Member of the Board of Directors

Panorama Recreation – Financial Contributor

Peninsula Baseball and Softball Association – Financial Contributor

Peninsula Santa’s Helpers and Sidney Lion’s Food Bank – Financial Contributor

Peninsula Soccer Association – Financial Contributor

Piranhas Swim Club – Financial Contributor

Royal Canadian Search and Rescue – Advisor and Financial Contributor

Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce – Member and past Vice-President and past Board Director

S.A.L.T.S. Sail and Life Training Society – Financial Contributor

Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation – Financial Contributor

Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre – Member of the Capital Campaign Committee and major financial contributor

Sidney Business Improvement Association – Member

Sidney/North Saanich Industrial Group – Member

Sidney Anglers Association – Financial Contributor to the annual fishing derby

Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club – Financial Contributor to Junior Sailing Program

Sidney Volunteer Fire Department – Financial Contributor

Victoria Hospitals Foundation – Financial Contributor