What Youth Want

This video of Oaklands Youth expressing what they'd like to see was presented at the Forward 50 Speaker's Night. Thank you Eva Olcen for putting this together.

Oaklands Neighbourhood Plan

At the April 25, 2019 Annual General Meeting, The Oaklands Community Association announced that we will be beginning community consultation resulting in a document to be delivered to the City of Victoria in December 2020. This document will then be used to inform the City of Victoria's Official Community Plan. This is the first time the City of Victoria has supported a community led neighbourhood planning process. The Oaklands Neighbourhood Plan (ONP) will be carried out by the ONP Steering Committee, which is made up of a team of other homeowners, renters, business owners, parents, and volunteers.

Watch the CHEK News Vital People Spotlight here

We are seeking volunteers to help with specific tasks such as: gateway design into Oaklands, canvas residents between Haultain and Bay Streets to consider extending the Oaklands boundary to Bay Street, neighbourhood ways to promote and protect our environment, change Hillside Avenue to a more welcoming people friendly space, expansion of Haultain Corners and Gosworth villages, landscape design for the Oaklands Rise Woonerf, place making opportunities, and so much more! 

We are working collaboratively to set the values for the development of the community. Want to find out more? Be a part of it? 

If you would like to be involved with the steering committee or the working groups, please email Sarah at community@oaklandsca.com

Public Engagement Events & Workshops

Not able to attend the event? Feel free to follow the links to a survey of the same questions posed at each event. 

(You will notice that most questions will be asked during more than one survey. This has been done in the hopes of reaching as many people as possible.) 

Annual General Meeting - April 25, 2019 

complete the survey here

Oaklands Street Party - May 11, 2019

complete the survey here

Oaklands Community Dinner - June 23, 2019

complete the survey here

Oaklands Sunset Market - Wednesdays, July 3 to September 4, 2019 4:30 - 8:30pm

Find the Oaklands Neighbourhood Plan tent each Oaklands Sunset Market 

July 3, 2019 survey

July 10, 2019 survey

July 17, 2019 survey

July 24, 2019 survey

July 31, 2019 survey

August 7, 2019 survey

August 14, 2019 survey

August 21, 2019 survey

August 28, 2019 survey

September 21, 2019 - Community Visioning Workshop + Garden Tour!  

 Drop in at 10am, 12pm, or 2pm to learn about the Oaklands Neighbourhood Plan and provide your feedback about the future of the Oaklands neighbourhood!

"Choose your own adventure" Oaklands Garden Tour to follow!

Location: Oaklands Chapel

Garden Tour Map:  http://bit.ly/onpseptember21 

If you missed the workshop you can still provide your feedback on the questions asked here. 

October 26, 2019, 2-3:30pm - Emergency Perpardness and Commuity Mapping Event - Oaklands Community Centre 

 This event will follow the City of Victoria's Emergency Reception Centre Exercise from 12:30-2pm. Find all the details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/397069917631185/

Join us for hot chocolate, cider, and a community mapping event. Using maps, and with help from UVIC Community Mapping students, we will talk about the what our community needs to become more resilient in the event of natural disasters. 

What's your plan in case of an emergency? What resources do you want to see in your neighbourhood to help you in case of natural disasters? How can community amenities support getting to know your neighbours and build a stronger, healthier community? 

Have your say about the future of the Oaklands neighbourhood. Whether you live here, work, volunteer, or spend time just having fun, we want to hear your thoughts on the priorities and issues in the Oaklands neighbourhood.

Location: Oaklands Community  Centre, 1-2827 Belmont Ave

Time: 2-3:30pm
Hot chocolate, cider, snacks provided

Learn more at https://oaklands.life/onp
Questions? Email community@oaklandsca.com, or call 250-370-9101 ext.4  

October 30, 2019 - FORWARD 50 Speaker Night at UVIC

See all the event details here

Take the FORWARD 50 Speaker Night Survey here

Resident Led Planning Process

Oaklands Neighbourhood Plan

The Oaklands Neighbourhood Plan will take place in four phases:

Phase 1: April - June 2019

process launch - team building, data collection and analysis,.

Phase 2: July - December 2019

Public engagement, community consultation at Oaklands Sunset Market, Hillside Centre, public workshops Forward 50 Speaker Night, community mapping, engagement with Vic High students. 

Phase 3: January - March 2020

Data collection, collect and collate data from workshops, collect research and data from the City and Stats Canada, build and delivery community wide survey.  Facilitate two day long design charettes. 

Phase 4: April - June 2020 

Start draft report, gather images, maps, collaborate with agencies and neighbourhood. 

Phase 5: July - October 2020

Complete draft of neighbourhood plan, compile specific recommendations based on data and surveys.

November 2020:  Present plan to Oaklands neighbourhood

Steering Committee Members

Val Cortes, Meaghan MacDonald, Celine Vaillant, Braude, Kerry Schular, Eva Olcen, Zinnia Clark, Sarah Murray, Chris Holt.

The Oaklands Neighbourhod Plan will respond to long range planning challenges and opportunities and provides direction for decision making through:

  • The Official Community Plan (OCP) which is a comprehensive 30 year plan to guide growth and change in the City to 2041
  • Downtown plans and policies, including the Downtown Core Area Plan
  • Local Area Plans that build on the OCP through providing more detailed guidance in smaller areas of the City
  • The Heritage Program which works towards conserving and enhancing heritage resources throughout the City of Victoria
  • Planning and engagement relating to the harbour.
  • A range of other initiatives that respond to emerging issues and policy challenges

The Community Planning Division also:

  • provides professional analysis, advice and recommendations related to planning for the consideration of the Mayor and Council and Council's committees
  • works collaboratively with communities, businesses, government agencies, and other stakeholders to further the City's planning initiatives
  • serves all interested in the community, including customers, through our program, policy, regulatory and information services



One Planet Cities

Active Transportation Network in Victoria

The future of cycling in Victoria



Sustainable villages

Sustainable Villages


Community Solar Gardens

Contact Us

Drop us a line! to become a part of the neighbourhood planning process

Open today

09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.