RCS Vancouver Island

Established in 1919, the Royal Commonwealth Society Vancouver Island (RCS V.I.) is the oldest RCS organization in Canada. The purpose of RCS V.I. is to be supportive of the Modern Commonwealth Charter in two ways of wisdom:

(1) Respect, Curiosity, and Service

(2) Reciprocity, Conviviality, and Sustainability.

In 2017 RCS V.I. adapted to meet the needs of the 21st Century, developing a new Constitution and Bylaws. In December 2018, RCS V.I. created an Education Legacy Fund (ELF) as an endowment with the Victoria Foundation in order to guarantee a source of revenue to support youth in building their knowledge and experience of life in the Modern Commonwealth.

In 2020, RCS V.I. announced the launch of a five year program: “Trees for Life”  Read more here.

RCS V.I. current Board members include: Mary Bernard, Tony Goodman, Ramya Mukund, Donna Otto, David Spence (President), Nikki Tellem, and John Western.

The Society receives a grant from the FlagStone Fund (Victoria Foundation) in order to fulfill and facilitate the programming of RCS V.I.

Join and Support

Email branch president David Spence to learn how to become a member.

Donate to the branch on Canada Helps.
(CRA charitable registration number
71795 1693 RR0001)

RCS V.I. is incorporated by the Province of B.C. #S0067335.

Social Media

Follow RCSVI on Facebook and Instagram.

Sign up for the branch mailing list on MailChimp.


“Trees in the Ground”: a Modern Commonwealth Day Lunch
Monday, 13th March 2023
Registration link coming soon!


211 Bronson Centre, Room 102B
Ottawa, Ontario  K1R 6H5  Canada