Funders and Supporters

From the Heart is generously funded by

with additional support from


 Uptown Mall

Uptown is a proud community contributor pleased to donate space to From the Heart. Built as a  LEED gold Neighbourhood Development, Uptown has over 50 retail, services and offices currently open. Uptown hosts free community programming every weekend this summer in Town Plaza. Centrally located between Douglas and Blanshard. 

 You will love shopping again.

Uptown Mall website


First†Metropolitan United Church of Canada

First Metropolitan United Church seeks to be a centre for spiritual nurture and community engagement. Some of our community partnerships include a 74 unit special housing facility and the Out of the Rain program for Street Youth. The church began the Open Door outreach ministry which has evolved into Our Place. FirstMet is known for its annual Epiphany Explorations conference featuring presenters such as Stephen Lewis, Mary Ellen Turpel Lafond, Puente Theatre and Shelagh Rogers (Truth and Reconciliation Commission official witness). We invite others to share in our journey as we seek to be an effective ministry in our city and our world. We have been part of the downtown for more than 150 years, regularly renewing our vision and our activities.

First Metropolitan United Church website


Aboriginal Neighbours

Aboriginal Neighbours is an ecumenical organization initiated by the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia. As its name implies, the organization was formed out of its members’ concerns for the First Peoples and the future of aboriginal children. Present partners in Aboriginal Neighbours include the Anglican Church of Canada, British Columbia diocese; the United Church of Canada, Victoria Presbytery; and Vancouver Island Monthly Meeting of the Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers). Membership is drawn from Vancouver Island and includes Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, many of whom have considerable background working in these areas in British Columbia and elsewhere. We welcome people who share a desire to build relationships and trust between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities.

Aboriginal Neighbours website


iD2 Communications, Inc.

iD2 has been providing award-winning communications services since 1997. Our Victoria-based firm specializes in sustainable solutions designed to help small businesses and organizations reach their marketing and communications objectives. We operate using an integrated quadruple bottom line business model. The quadruple bottom line adds culture to the “three pillars of sustainability” (people, planet, profit) and moves us from values to end goals through integration.

iD2 website


Bayshore Home Health
Bayshore Home Health has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life, dignity and independence of Canadians in their homes since 1966. Canadian owned and operated, we are the country’s largest provider of home and community health care services, with more than 50 home care offices, 20 community care clinics and 8,000 employees.

Bayshore Home Health website


Christine Lintott Architect

Principal, Architect AIBC, MRAIC, LEED AP
specializing in exceptional clients

Christine Lintott Architect website



nrichmedia was founded by Nathaniel Richman in 2000. We create innovative and unique web sites and other multimedia for ethical and socially responsible businesses and organizations. We also offer green web hosting, web site maintenance, social media marketing, business card, brochure, and logo design, and more.
UVic Department of Theatre and Phoenix Theatre

UVic’s Department of Theatre is proud of alumnus Will Weigler, a PhD graduate from our acclaimed Applied Theatre program. Applied Theatre educates students in the use of drama skills for the purposes of teaching, bringing about social change and building a sense of community, all of which Will has exercised in From the Heart. UVic’s comprehensive theatre curriculum blends academic study and practical experience in all aspects of theatre. Home to the Phoenix Theatre, students gain invaluable hands-on experience both on stage and behind the scenes of our mainstage productions. We welcome you to attend the Phoenix Theatre and experience the youth, talent and energy of our students!

Gumboot Productions
Gumboot Productions is a Canadian film and television production company situated in Victoria, Canada. Since 1991, the company has developed a strong reputation for story-telling excellence within the national and international broadcast community. 
Silk Road Tea

Located in Victoria’s Historic Chinatown District, Silk Road is an award-winning tea destination! Explore the ‘Great Wall of Tea’, which contains over 100 locally made, organic loose teas. Discover an exquisite selection of teapost & teaware. Be rejuvenated at our award-wining in-store spa (Canada’s Best Organic Spa), and pamper yourself with our locally made, organic skin & bodycare products.

 Silk Road Teas are created and blended in Victoria. Fresh botanicals from around the world as well as the West coast are carefully prepared to yield a superb tea experience.

1624 Government Street,  Victoria, BC  Tel: 250 704-2688 (Retail store and Spa)

Silk Road website

Thrifty Foods at Hillside
Located in central Victoria, our Hillside location offers you a wide selection of local, fresh and organic products as well as outstanding customer service. Open 6am to midnight seven days a week.  Tel: 250 370-9591.
Mount Doug Springs
Mount Doug Springs provides fresh bottled water delivery in the Greater Victoria BC area. We offer both filtered municipal and natural spring water (bottled at source) for your convenience. 100 Aldersmith Place Nelson Square, Victoria, BC  Tel: 250 381-2088
Kenmar Flower Farm
Kenmar Flower Farm is located at the entrance to the scenic Burnside Valley, just minutes north of Downtown Victoria and from the Victoria General Hospital. 1490 West Burnside Road
, Victoria. Tel: 250-727-6443 or 250-812-7866

 Kenmar Flower Farm website


Van Isle Floral

Van Isle Floral Wholesale is a locally owned and operated company serving the floral industry on beautiful Vancouver Island since 1995.     5471 Hamsterly Road, Victoria. Tel: 250-658-1778

Van Isle Floral website



A BC-based company established in 1915, we’ve been part of the Victoria community since 1986. 3510 Blanshard Street, 250-475-3300, and 100 – 172 Wilson Street.  Tel:250-389-6115

Save-On-Foods website 

Cook Street Castle Building Centre 
Locally-owned and operated, Cook Street Castle has provided the Victoria area with outstanding hardware products for 25 years. 1720 Cook Street, Victoria, BC  (250) 384-8181
Theatre Inconnu
Theatre Inconnu is the resident theatre company in the heritage designated Little Fernwood Hall in Victoria’s Fernwood neighbourhood,.  This historic building has been outfitted and renovated to make it one of Victoria’s most exciting venues in which to experience the richness of intimate theatre.   To date Theatre Inconnu has brought Victoria audiences over 100 productions, covering all genres of theatre and methods of presentation.
Wild Fire Organic Bakery and Cafe
Wild Fire is a small family-owned business that has been specializing in artisan baking since 1998. Our mission is to provide the community with high quality and nutritious foods and to make these foods as accessible as possible. Among our goals is to create a healthy working environment and to operate in a socially responsible manner. Our vision is to enhance and support a community that values humanity, health and nature.  1517 Quadra Street, Victoria (250) 381-FIRE (3473)
Boston Pizza–Saanich

Boston Pizza restaurants offer a casual dining setting with over 100 menu items including gourmet pizzas made with our signature hand pressed dough. #102 – 3510 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC, (250) 477-5561

Boston Pizza website

fol epi organic bread and pastry

Clif’s love for bread is evident in his commitment to producing the finest loaves around from his humble beginnings in his basement baking to his current digs at the Dockside. 101-398 Harbour Road, Victoria (Dockside Green, across the Johnson St. and Bay St. bridges). (250) 477-8882

 fol epi website