Who We Help

Whether close to home or in communities across the globe, our club supports many initiatives to contribute to a better world.

Projects Sidney by the Sea Rotary has supported and funded over the years:

*indicates continued funding/support to the present.

Community Projects

Related to Youth:

  • Scholarships for graduates of Parkland, Stelly’s and Claremont high schools*
  • Foundation and bursaries for Camosun College students (since 2007)*
  • Sea and Air Cadets*
  • International Student Exchange program
  • Adventures in Citizenship*
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly
  • Panorama Play in the Park
  • Parkland, Stelly’s & Sidney Elementary PAC’s
  • North Saanich Free Ride Bicycle Park (2012/2013)
  • Water Spray Park in Iroquois park (2011/2012)
  • Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association
  • Jeneece Place
  • Peninsula Scout Groups
  • ORCCA Dental Clinic (2014/2015 funded autoclave + ongoing support)*
  • Food Exchange program at Sidney Elementary School*
  • 1000×5 Literacy Program*
  • Youth Clinic at Shoreline Medical
  • Boys and Girls clubs

Related to the Environment:

  • Peninsula Streams Society, educational initiatives and beach clean ups*
  • Rugged Coast Research Society (Salish Sea ocean clean ups)
  • Surfrider Conservation Society (beach clean ups)
  • Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, environmental education*
  • Victoria Food Rescue Project*


  • Sidney Food Bank
  • Service dogs for the blind and PTSD
  • Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Centre (2015/2016)
  • Our Place Society breakfasts
  • Mary Winspear Centre Society (audio-visual equipment)
  • Town of Sidney Maintenance Shop (purchased an AED for the shop)
  • Beacon Services, Shoal Centre (bursaries for those who cannot afford membership) *
  • Greater Victoria Women’s Shelter, Sidney site
  • Compassionate Resource Warehouse
  • Mount Newton Centre (2024 most recently)*
  • Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Health Care Foundation
  • Shoreline Medical Clinic

International Projects

  • 2009/2010 Lages, Brazil, Seara do Bem Children’s Hospital. Intensive Care equipment (US$18,000).
  • 2010/2011 Malawi Atsikana Pa Ulendo Girl’s School. Kitchen equipment (US$8,249), water expansion and solar power system.
  • 2011/2012 Menge Hospital, Uganda Container Project with Compassionate Resources Warehouse (US$13,500)
  • 2012/2013 Mercy Ships. Conakry, Guinea, Specialized training for facial surgeon and operating room equipment, (US$105,000)
  • 2013/2014 Amorok Society. Startup of a new School in Bangladesh (US$10,000)
  • World Wide Polio eradication – *ongoing
  • Malawi Atsikana Pa Ulendo Girl’s School, annual funding for students in partnership with Thrive Malawi
  • ShelterBox, annual funding for disaster relief ($2000/annum over the last few years)
  • 2022 Sewing Seeds, teaching sewing to community women in Guatemala
  • 2023 RACHEL education support project in Guatemala, providing refurbished computers for the project in partnership with another island Rotary club
  • 2023 ESRAG Clean Cooking project, Aqua Fria, Queretaro state, Mexico, partnered with clubs in Districts 5020 and 6330