VICA’s primary goal is to support the construction industry and building community. From owners, consultants, engineers and architects to construction contractors, membership opens access to comprehensive services, programs and resources you won’t find anywhere else.
As one of Canada’s oldest not-for-profit Constructions Associations, VICA has been helping the industry and its members excel since 1912. We’re dedicated to providing support crucial to growing your business. Become a member today and start reaping the rewards of a Construction Association dedicated to serving its’ members from it’s Victoria and Nanaimo offices.
The mission of the IWFA is to provide value-added services to our membership, to help sustain and grow our members’ businesses, and to partner with our manufacturers and other members to increase consumer awareness and demand for all types of professionally-installed window film products.
The IWFA Board is comprised of leader representatives from our Manufacturer, Distributor, and Professional Window Film Dealer memberships. Each is committed to fulfilling the mission of the IWFA and serve on various committees including, Legislative, Member Services, Education, etc. The IWFA also has access to professional consultants on legislative issues.
Results are already adding up. Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy in 2010 alone to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 33 million cars — all while saving nearly $18 billion on their utility bills.
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
The Victoria Advanced Technology Council (VIATeC) is the conduit that connects people, knowledge and resources to grow a successful technology sector in Greater Victoria.
The goal is to serve as the definitive source of information on the local technology sector and the companies within it and be the driving force to promote the accomplishments of the Greater Victoria technology sector and the opportunities within it.
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is a not-for-profit, national organization that is working to advance green building and sustainable community development practices in Canada.
Together with our membership of over 1600 industry organizations involved in designing, building and operating buildings, homes and communities, the Council has made excellent inroads toward achieving our mission of reducing the environmental impact of the built environment.
Since its founding in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical profession about skin cancer, its prevention by means of sun protection, the need for early detection, and prompt, effective treatment. It is the only international organization devoted solely to combating the world’s most common cancer, now occurring at epidemic levels.
The Skin Cancer Foundation is dedicated to reducing the incidence of skin cancer through a combination of research, public education and awareness.
The Chamber is the Voice of Business for the Greater Victoria region, responding to many of the current issues that impact on business vitality. That role includes proactively working with and lobbying government to constructively influence public policy on a variety of issues in support of a healthy free-enterprise system. Part of any healthy free-enterprise system is an active media. Working closely with local reporters to educate, rally and communicate with the general public on a wide variety of issues that affect our membership and community.
LEED® Canada for Homes is a rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes. A green home uses less energy, water and natural resources; creates less waste; and is healthier and more comfortable for the occupants.
Benefits of a LEED home include lower energy and water bills; reduced greenhouse gas emissions; and less exposure to mold, mildew and other indoor toxins. The net cost of owning a LEED home is comparable to that of owning a conventional home.
The David Suzuki Foundation is considered an expert on issues relating to sustainability and conservation. Working to protect the climate, transform the economy, protect nature, reconnect with nature and build a sustainable community.