A FOCUS Membership subscription allows you full access to this digital magazine devoted to serving Victoria-area citizens with in-depth news analysis, reporting and commentary on local issues and the arts by seasoned journalists. Membership means you can comment on stories, participate in forums and receive a weekly newsletter by email that alerts you to new content posted on the site. Your subscription goes directly to support our original, not-for-profit journalism—at the Victoria and Coastal region level. You will be recognized on our “Thank You” page (if desired). FOCUS itself is a community. Please join us.
A FOCUS Friend subscription provides you with full membership privileges, including being able to comment on stories and forums, get the newsletter, be recognized on our “Thank You” page, and know that you are helping FOCUS build serious, local journalism by committed, independent, truth-seeking writers. The more who join as ongoing Friends, the more quality journalism we can provide Victorians through this community hub. Please call if you’d like to discuss a different monthly amount than noted here: 250-388-7231.
FOCUS Patron of the Arts
Victoria’s lively local arts scene has been severely impacted by pandemic-related shutdowns. But there are still important stories to tell, art to see, and voices to hear. Help FOCUS support local artists and their organizations through excellent, regular, place-based arts reporting and an arts calendar. You will receive all membership benefits. We will also recognize your sponsorship in an arts story if desired. Please feel free to call to learn more or donate: 250-388-7231.
FOCUS Investigations Investor
Local, in-depth investigative writing is the most challenging type of journalism to fund adequately because it is time-consuming—in total hours and span of time (e.g. waiting for FOI requests to be answered)—and also because it is mostly of interest to a local, and therefore more limited audience. Yet local issues have a great impact on our lives. Help ensure that Greater Victoria-area issues are thoroughly investigated, and that power is held accountable. Includes full membership benefits plus recognition as a sponsor on our “Thank You” page as well as in an investigative report (optional).
Our monthly subscribers help FOCUS’ team of professional journalists and editors plan ahead. We plan to bring you original stories every day: analysis that goes beyond the news, commentary that is insightful and unique, investigations that make clear what some in power would prefer remain murky, along with discussion forums that foster public conversation around important community issues. By keeping Victoria-and-area citizens well-informed, FOCUS is an influential civic voice—that your ongoing support makes stronger. Sustainer membership includes full membership benefits plus ongoing recognition as a sponsor in FOCUS stories (optional). Donate here or call 250-388-7231.
Over its 32-year history, FOCUS has brought readers quality, independent journalism focused on the Victoria area. It is our mission, our raison d’etre. But we need the help of FOCUS Champions to carry it forward and to ensure FOCUS stories are available to everyone in the community rather than behind a paywall. By contributing to FOCUS at this level, you are helping to strengthen and grow our team of independent, local journalists who produce original stories that you will not see anywhere else. Includes full membership benefits plus ongoing recognition as a sponsor in various FOCUS stories and our “Thank You” page (optional). Donate here or by phone: 250-388-7231. Cheques are welcome too: FOCUS, Box 5310, Victoria, BC, V8R 6S4.