Providing community engagement, facilitation and strategic communications services since 1994
Alan has over 30 years of community engagement, facilitation and communications experience, working for government, and as a private consultant to government, First Nations and NGOs. He formed Alan Dolan & Associates in 1994 and works with a network of associates.
In the early nineties, Alan held senior communications positions with the government of British Columbia, including Director of Communications at the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs and Communications Manager at the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks.
With two degrees in biology and additional experience working as an environmental biologist, Alan has focused much of his work in the environmental and resource management fields.
Alan received a BSc from McGill, a Masters from Waterloo, and completed further post-graduate training at Queen’s. Engagement and facilitation training evolved from a combination of experience, Quaker teachings, IAP2 Certification, Art of Hosting workshop, Dynamic Facilitation workshop and other workshops and courses.
Alan’s personal commitment to sustainability is exemplified in his involvement in the CRD Roundtable on the Environment, as founding member and board chair of the Values-Based Business Network, as co-ordinator of the Greater Victoria Food Exchange Co-op, and through work with the Transition Towns movement in both Victoria and Sooke, BC.
Ravi Parmar is the MLA for Langford-Juan de Fuca, elected MLA for Langford-Juan de Fuca in a by-election in 2023. He succeeded former NDP premier John Horgan.
Ravi believes in a government that takes real action to make life better for people. As Chair of the Sooke School Board, Ravi has spent years working alongside John Horgan to deliver the largest expansion of public schools in our district's history, including new schools like Centre Mountain Lellum Middle School and PEXSISEN Elementary School. Ravi has a long record of standing up for our community — and getting results. Raised in Langford by parents who immigrated to Canada in the 1990s, Ravi has been a champion for his community his entire life.
WHO ARE THE LIONS
Lions - Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nations Safety
We are Volunteer Members of Service Clubs grouped around the world under an International Organization. We enjoy fellowship, develop leadership skills and dedicate part of our time to helping those in need - while making our individual communities a better place in which to live. Lions have been around for over 100 years, forming in 1917. There are currently over 1.4 million Lions in 47,000 Lions Clubs in 0ver 200 Countries.
The Sooke Moon Community Wellness Society contributes environmental enhancements relative to safety and beautification in our community. The Society also acts as a point of interaction for members to the community, promotes, and provides athletic, health and holistic training, and provides similar and related services as determined by the membership.
If you want to get involved in a current initiative, consider joining the Tidy Sooke on Sunday's crew. The group meets at the Sooke Elementary School parking lot on Sundays between 8:30 am and 9:30 am. Bring a friend!
For more information please check out our website.
Welcome to the Village Initiative, helping children, youth and families thrive.
The Village Initiative (TVI) is an interdisciplinary network of more than 40 organizations sharing a commitment to the vision of healthy and thriving children, youth, and families across the Sooke and West Shore communities.
TVI came together to champion shared solutions to the program delivery challenges faced by community organizations in one of BC’s fastest-growing regions. With unprecedented development underway throughout the region, now is the time to create a legacy of community programs and services able to keep pace with such rapid population growth.
It takes a village!
TVI took root when the Sooke School District and Island Health started a conversation with community partners, recognizing that the health and well-being of children, youth, and families are best supported through an all-hands-on-deck approach – a Village. The urgency of our mission has only been underscored by the global pandemic and its impact on children, youth, and families.