Society of Friends of St. Ann’s Academy

Educate | Empower | Evolve

The friends society honour, celebrate, and promote the historical, social, cultural, and spiritual values of the Sisters of St. Ann at St. Ann’s Academy, Victoria.

We strive to contribute toward a more just, sustainable, healthy, and educated society.



Our three strategic areas include heritage education, gender justice leadership, and community food security.

What We Do

An active non-profit organisation providing education and outreach activities to support the local community.

Formed by a small group of St. Ann’s Academy Alumnae, Sisters and archivists in 1996, SFSAA was granted registered Charitable Status on October 1, 1998.

In The Last 12 Months…


PARTICIPANTs attended leadership conference

The 3-day event provided ample opportunities to explore gender and social inequalities of our time. The main themes of the conference centred on efforts of reconciliation, working in the trades, participating in politics, and contributing to environmental change.



students toured st. ann’s academy

School children took advantage of the tours offered by volunteers to learn about the national heritage of St. Ann’s Academy. Visits included short presentations, art-making activities, and opportunities to tour St. Ann’s Academy Interpretive Centre and the Pioneer School House situated at the Royal BC Museum.



volunteer hours spent MAINTAINING the grounds and gardens

Every Thursday morning from March to October, volunteers gathered to take care of 19 different garden areas on the site. Vegetables and herbs were also grown and sold raising just over $330 for charity.

Get Involved

Every single person has the potential to make a difference. As a supporter of the SFSAA, we encourage you to connect with us and work toward initiating change.

become a member

Members are invited to attend special events including the AGM, receive SFSAA newsletters, plus other perks coming soon.


VOLUNTEER opportunities

Interested in volunteering with the SFSAA? We are always looking for helping hands to support our programs and events.

sign up to receive our newsletter

Our newsletter keeps you informed of all our initiatives and events. All we need is your name and email address.


make a donation

As a non-profit organization, we really appreciate the generous donations we receive. Tax receipts are issued annually.


October 2018

Our purpose is change, through leadership and transformation, and our goal is to share our stories and insights to build the communities we want for tomorrow. That is what I learned.

Women and Power Conference Participant / Read Full Article