To build and foster connection in our community through storytelling


We envision Victoria as a community founded on connection, dignity and belonging for ALL.

Where individuals & institutions form resilient, interconnected communities rooted in an experiential understanding of each other's stories.

Where everyone's story is heard.



Our work takes place on the unceeded territory of the Coast Salish People, specifically the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.

The Existence Project runs storytelling workshops for marginalized people and community members who care: students, professional creatives and changemakers. Each workshop features a storyteller with a transformative experience of poverty, mental illness, addiction, or trauma. After a group discussion we build relationship to the story and each other through collaborative dialogue, drawing and writing. By sharing the voices of our participants with the public we bring hidden perspectives into community spaces.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.”

Maya Angelou, poet and civil rights activist