SVCLS Statement of Principles and Values

treeThe Slocan Valley Community Legacy Society is committed to promoting and upholding the
following principles and values:

Principle: We recognize the strengths and limits of the Valley’s human and natural resources.


  • We are committed to love of place for the Slocan Valley and its many communities.
  • We recognize and value the diversity of the Slocan Valley including its varied social, cultural, environmental and economic dimensions.
  • We recognize that we are part of an interdependent web of life which we are all called to nurture and sustain.

Principle: Committed individuals can make a difference in the quality of life and the environment of the Slocan Valley.

Values: We believe that the SVCLS should

  • Support our communities to be resilient and vital
  • Protect, promote and enhance the natural environment
  • Act as a catalyst
  • Promote creativity and innovation (we are open to non-traditional solutions)

Principle: To be effective, the SVCLS Board must demonstrate respect, competence, commitment and longevity.

Values: We believe that the SVCLS should

  • Enrich interconnectedness, inter-dependency, understanding and respect among the individuals, communities and organizations with which we work and serve.
  • Practice leadership that anticipates, innovates and is committed to excellence.
  • Support community capacity building and volunteerism throughout the Slocan Valley.
  • Engage and energize our active membership.

Principle: SVCLS inspires donors to make meaningful contributions to the community

Values: In our development work, we will:

  • Create more energy than we expend (or cause others to expend).
  • Leverage resources to produce outcomes that are greater than the sum of parts involved.
  • Work in a transparent and accountable manner.
  • Promote philanthropy generally by educating the community about opportunities for contributing through SVCLS.

This statement was created by the Board of Directors as a draft document on September 26th, 2012, and approved by the Board of Directors on January 16, 2013. This statement is meant to be a living document, subject to periodic review so as to ensure its relevance and vitality.

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