In this episode, we chat with Carol Hall Director of Strategic Initiatives about the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on both the Victoria Foundation and more broadly on Southern Vancouver Island.
Carol describes the abrupt shift in their mission into a fundraising role — a pivot that resulted in over 15,000 donations totalling over $6 million raised through the Rapid Relief Fund.
Additionally, hosts Paul and Dave discuss with Carol this year’s Vital Signs findings. They draw attention to two primary challenges: housing and getting started in Victoria.
Carol also talks about the increased demand for some not-for-profit services. She highlights how heightened collaboration across different sectors contributes to the overall resilience of civil society and continues to play a major role in our recovery.