about indigeo volo

more than just kink

WHAT IS INDIGEO VOLO?

Originating from Latin:
indigeō; I want, I need
volō; I desire, I wish

our mission

INDIGEO VOLO is an 18+ adults only, LGBTQ2IA+ friendly, sex and poly positive non-profit society located in Victoria, British Columbia.

We provide opportunities for BDSM and kink-oriented people to learn, network, socialize, and explore the kink community. We are dedicated to fostering a culture of consent and accountability, and strive to make our space as accessible and inclusive as possible.

we are a safe and body neutral space.

We will not allow any homophobia, transphobia, racism, body-shaming, kink shaming, or other intolerance at our events.

INDIGEO VOLO also believes that everyone deserves to embrace their kink. Our events feature adults of all shapes, sizes, abilities, and gender identities.

territorial acknowledgement

INDIGEO VOLO events, parties and conferences are hosted on the unceded territories of The Lekwungen Peoples of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. We are grateful for the opportunities to gather together in solidarity and safety, and we offer our complete and unreserved respect to their ancestors, Elders, and Knowledge Keepers.

COMMUNITY COMMITMENT AND BEYOND

INDIGEO VOLO is also a duly constituted British Columbia non-profit. Any money that is generated through ticket sales and events or donations goes directly back into running future events, maintaining equipment, and other operational costs.

As of 2020, we are also proud to say that INDIGEO VOLO makes charitable donations to local, federal, or international charities with a focus on organizations that provide support to the queer community, marginalized or underrepresented people, our environment, and animals.

giving back to the community

CHARITIBLE DONATIONS

lgbtqia+ organizations

We’re proud to support charities focused on the queer community. Many of our Members and Directors are part of the community, which adds a personal touch to our commitment. We stand by organizations advocating for equality, fighting injustice, and celebrating everyone for who they truly are.

INSIGHT UKRAINE • $285
Since 2008, INSIGHT UKRAINE has provided LGBTQ+ Ukrainians with access to safe housing, gender-affirming medications, legal assistance, and psychological counseling and support for LGBTQ+ communities and for women.

Right now, they are running emergency LGBTQI+ shelters in Lviv and Chernivtsi and ensuring hormone and medication deliveries to LGBTQ+ people in different cities in Ukraine. When possible, they are evacuating LGBTQ+ people to safer locations and connecting them with host organizations in the EU and other countries.

WEBSITE
VICTORIA PRIDE SOCIETY • $50
Victoria Pride is a not-for-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to supporting Greater Victoria’s 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.

VPS creates opportunities for visibility, collaboration, ongoing conversations and celebration as we work towards equity for all community members who are Gender, Sexuality and/or Relationship Diverse (GSRD).

WEBSITE
SKIPPING STONE LEGAL FUND • $200
Skipping Stone leads the way in providing affirming care to trans and gender-diverse youth, adults, and families.

Our donation will go towards our legal advocacy efforts, which include supporting the litigation and associated efforts to combat discriminatory government policies and legislation, and making that work accessible to the public.

WEBSITE
RAINBOW RAILROAD • $200
Rainbow Railroad is a global not-for-profit organization that helps at-risk LGBTQI+ people get to safety worldwide. Based in the United States and Canada, wthey’re an organization that helps LGBTQI+ people facing persecution based on their sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics. In a time when there are more displaced people than ever, LGBTQI+ people are uniquely vulnerable due to systemic, state-enabled homophobia and transphobia. These factors either displace them in their own country or prevent them from escaping harm.

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first nations organizations
MOOSE HIDE CAMPAIGN • $185
Co-founders Paul Lacerte and his daughter Raven found inspiration for the campaign in 2011 while hunting on their traditional Carrier territory near the Highway of Tears. They decided to create the first moose hide pins from the hide of the moose they hunted, reflecting on the sorrow of the many missing or murdered women, particularly Indigenous women.

From this small start, the campaign has now grown into a well-known anti-violence movement that includes thousands of communities, schools, and organizations nationwide.

WEBSITE
UNIST'OT'EN CAMP • $365
The Wet'suwet'en Yintah Wewat Zenli is home to the Unist'ot'en (C'ihlts'ehkhyu / Big Frog Clan), the original inhabitants of the land. While other clans have joined over time, the Unist'ot'en have remained committed to protecting their lands. They have taken action against Lions Gate Metals at Tacetsohlhen Bin Yintah and built a resistance camp at Talbits Kwah to stand up against seven proposed pipelines from the Tar Sands Gigaproject and LNG from the Horn River Basin Fracturing Projects in the Peace River Region.

WEBSITE
VICTORIA NATIVE FRIENDSHIP CENTRE • $200
The VNFC is a non-profit Indigenous-led organization located on Southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, on the traditional lands of the Lekwungen speaking People of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.

The Centre comprises over 125 compassionate staff members, building and delivering over 75 programs working to further innovative solutions to improve socio-economic conditions for urban Indigenous peoples.

WEBSITE
INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES SOCIETY • $200
Indigenous Perspectives Society: Centre of Excellence in Community Education (IPS) is a charitable and not-for-profit social enterprise that offers specialized training and consulting services to help foster a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives, cultural differences, and the need for self-determination.

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HUMANITARIAN AID & RELIEF
BLACK IN BC COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUND • $365​
An important truth has been highlighted through the COVID-19 pandemic: our well-being is directly tied to those around us, especially our most vulnerable communities. This pandemic continues to change the ways we look at survival and we know that there will be many that need access to help and can’t wait for governmental forms of aid.

PALESTINE CHILDREN'S RELIEF FUND • $200 (DONATED ANONYMOUSLY)
Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF), founded in 1991 by concerned humanitarians in the USA, provides free medical care to thousands of injured and ill children yearly who lack local access to care within the local health care system.

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ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
GARRY OAK ECOSYSTEMS RECOVERY TEAM • $200
The Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team (GOERT) was formed in 1999 to coordinate efforts to protect and restore endangered Garry oak and associated ecosystems and the species at risk that inhabit them. GOERT’s Recovery Implementation Groups (RIGs) are working to complete the science-based information necessary for ecosystem and species recovery, minimize ongoing site and species losses, and motivate public and private protection and stewardship activities.

Eventually, they hope that plants and animals now at risk in Garry oak and associated ecosystems will be out of danger and their long-term survival ensured.

WEBSITE
OTHER LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS
GREATER VICTORIA ANIMAL CRUSADERS • $50
GVAC was founded in 1973 and since then has been a leader in animal rescue in Greater Victoria. It was founded as a volunteer organization and continues to be run entirely by dedicated and loyal volunteers. 

VICTORIA COMMUNITY FRIDGE • $215
Everyone is welcome to take whatever they need from the fridge, whenever. How much food people take is totally up to them! Lots of different factors can influence how much food people are taking, but we ask that users are not policed or monitored. There is enough food for everyone, even if it runs low at some points!

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the stewards of indigeo volo

MEET THE DIRECTORS

president

IggyPup

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VICE-president

NovaNorth

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secretary

BubbleFighter

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treasurer

kitty_Nova

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director

FlamesandFlyers

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director

ErinPuppy

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director

Roundfoot

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