Mission, Vision and Core Values


The purposes of the Vancouver Opera Guild are to stimulate interest and participation in, and otherwise encourage and support the continuation and growth of opera in Vancouver, Canada, and to provide financial support, including scholarships, bursaries, and awards, to young people pursuing a career in opera.


Collectively and as individual members, the Vancouver Opera Guild will:

  • Encourage a wide interest in and appreciation of opera
  • Contribute to the opera community provincially, nationally, and internationally
  • Strive to increase diverse membership in the organization

Core Values

Appreciation/love of opera
We bring knowledge, dedication and camaraderie to our work.

We acknowledge the need to work with others to achieve shared goals.

We strive to make opera more accessible and available to all citizens of British Columbia.

We believe education is essential to advancing appreciation of, and professional development in, opera.

We strive to promote the quality of the Guild’s contribution to supporting opera productions and young people’s professional development.

We strive to increase our volunteer capacity in numbers, diversity, and professional skills.

We believe that it is important to recognize the contributions of volunteers and benefactors.