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About Us

Founded in 1956, the Greater Victoria Housing Society is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing affordable rental housing for low-to-moderate income families, seniors, working singles, and adults with diverse abilities who live independently.

We believe that safe and affordable housing is essential to a person’s well-being and a foundation for success in life. We imagine a community where everyone feels at home, where everyone has a home.

Our Vision

A world where everyone has a place to call home.

Our Mission

GVHS manages and creates quality affordable rental homes, contributing to thriving communities.

Our Values

Integrity
We are accountable and trustworthy and expect the best of ourselves and our colleagues.

Empathy
We understand that it is important to take into consideration another person’s perspective or circumstance whether we agree with it or not.

Inclusivity
We believe everyone should have a sense of belonging, access, and an ability to thrive in our homes and in our workplace.

Curiosity
We have an eagerness for knowledge, and we keep asking questions, learning, and looking for ways to improve.

Collaboration
We believe we can do more together than working alone. We seek to learn and share with others.

Resilience
We work to build our capacity and adapt to change to overcome challenges and build endurance.

Forward-thinking
We value innovation and planning for the future to set ourselves up for success.

Our Goals

We provide great places to live.

We are a trusted leader meeting community needs.

We strive for organizational excellence.

We are focused on long-term sustainability.

 

For more information, please view our Strategic Plan located on the Reports Page.

"I’m on disability and without the society my life would be incredibly less stable. It allows me some semblance of stability and security, having a home to myself. This is the most profound result of the society, people on the margins having a home they can afford."

Resident