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Ways to Pay Your Property Taxes | June 05 2023
There are many ways to pay your property taxes, which are due on July 4, 2023.    Home Owner Grant REMINDER: Home Owner Grant applications are now processed through the Province’s online system at or by phone at 1.888.355.2700. Municipalities no longer accept applications. Online Banking Online banking is encouraged. You can pay through your financial institution’s online banking system using the Folio Number located at the top left of your tax notice as the account number. Check your institution’s local cut-off time to ensure payment is received by July 4, 2023. By Mail Mail your cheque (including post-dated cheques to the due date) and the bottom portion of your tax notice to: #1 Centennial Square Victoria BC V8W 1P6 Payment must be received by July 4, 2023 to avoid penalty. Financial Institutions Contact your financial institution for details and hours of operation. Drop Box There is a drop box located near the Pandora Avenue entrance to City Hall. The drop box is open 24/7 for non-cash payments. Through Your Mortgage Company If your mortgage company will be remitting payment to the City of Victoria on your behalf, confirm details of your tax payment with your mortgage company directly. In Person The Public Service Centre located in City Hall is open to the public Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., excluding statutory holidays. Payment methods include cash, cheque and debit. Credit cards are not accepted at City Hall. Our ambassador will greet you and can answer any questions. Face masks are optional.  Pre-authorized Payments Pre-authorized payments offer a convenient method to make monthly payments towards your 2024 property taxes.  Learn more.  
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Help Shape Victoria: Volunteer on a City Committee | June 05 2023
Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Want to help shape Victoria’s future? We’re accepting applications from individuals to serve on the following committees to provide advice to City Council on a variety of design, planning and development projects, programs and initiatives: Advisory Design Panel Heritage Advisory Panel Learn more and apply by June 25, 2023.
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Introducing Victoria's Youth Poet Laureate: Eva Haas | June 05 2023
  The City of Victoria and the Greater Victoria Public Library are pleased to announce Eva Haas as Victoria’s new Youth Poet Laureate. Selected by a nomination and peer evaluation process, Eva will serve in this honorary position that celebrates the contributions of literature and poetry in the capital city until April 2025. Due to personal circumstances, Irena Datcu-Romano was unable to continue in the role of Youth Poet Laureate and we wish them well. Eva grew up in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador on traditional Beothuk and Mi'kmaq territories. Eva received the Arts and Letters Award from the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador three times and is now going into third year Writing and History at the University of Victoria, specializing in the genres of fiction and poetry. In 2021, Eva was the poetry winner of This Side of West's Prose & Poetry Competition and in 2023 placed second in the On the Verge competition for prose. The Youth Poet Laureate will produce new work and organize a community poetry event each year. Along with sharing their own literary talents with the community, they will also find ways to collaborate with and celebrate other local poets.  Eva’s first poetry reading will be at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 8. Join Eva in-person or online.  Learn more here.
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NOW RECRUITING: Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board | June 05 2023
Now Recruiting The City of Victoria is seeking a volunteer to serve as its representative on the Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board. Candidates must reside in the City of Victoria. The term of this appointment is a minimum of one year and may be extended or renewed for up to six consecutive years. The goal is that the Police Board reflects community demographics and consists of qualified people who have shown they can act in the public’s interest. Learn more and apply by June 18, 2023
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REGISTER: New Inclusive Economy Roadshow | June 03 2023
The City of Victoria is partnering with New Inclusive Economy (NIE) to support local employers in the tourism and hospitality sector develop more inclusive hiring and employment practices. Join us on Monday, June 19, 8 - 9:30 a.m. at the Inn at Laurel Point for an engaging panel discussion and presentation. You'll hear inclusive employment stories, including insights from province-wide research being conducted to uncover evidence-based practices surrounding meaningful employment for people with disabilities.  Bring your questions on how to create meaningful employment for people with disabilities to ask at the moderated Q&A.  New Inclusive Economy (NIE) is a province-wide research project which aims to capture alternative economic approaches to inclusive employment and explore how employers recruit and retain people with disabilities. Register Now Registration is FREE and breakfast will be served. We hope to see you there! Register now to reserve your spot.     
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