Community Involvement

Chris continues to represent our community at all levels.


Acting Mayor Coleman welcomes the Canadian Legion to City Hall for the start of the annual Poppy CampaignChris works to ensure that local initiatives are developed into federal policy (and that federal policy enables community solutions):

  • is one of 8 members of the BC Caucus on the Board of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities
  • is the Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Community Safety and Crime Prevention
  • is the member of the Standing Committee on Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development
  • is a member of the Standing Committee of Increasing Women’s Participation in Municipal Government
  • an appointee to the Canadian National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction – Resilient Communities Working Group


Chris sits on the BC Games Society Audit Committee.


Chris represents Victoria:

  • on the Water Commission
  • on the Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association
  • on the First Nations Treaty process (TTAC)


Chris has represented the interests of Victorians as:

  • the Council liaison to the James Bay Neighbourhood
  • the Chair of the Corporate Services Standing Committee
  • a member of the Corporate Services Standing Committee
  • as a member of Community and Seniors Centres’ Performance Task Force


Chris has served:

  • as a Director on the United Way’s Campaign Cabinet
  • as a Director on the Board of C-FAX Santas Anonymous
  • as a member of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship
  • with the Capital Region Music Awards Society, bringing the Western Canadian Music Awards to Victoria in 2015
  • as a mentor to MBA students from UVic
  • to help raise funds for various community groups