The VSOS incorporated on Nov. 27, 1991. Now grown to an association several hundred members strong, the VSOS is the only social-profit and charitable arts organization in B.C. committed to promoting and supporting the ancient and contemporary art of storytelling.

The VSOS’ mandate is to connect storytelling with the voices and listening ears of individuals, organizations, and communities. This is done through workshops, monthly events, presence at free public events and by producing an international festival. We foster opportunities for inter-generational exchange and lifelong learning as well as being committed to bringing storytellers into schools. This supports the cultural sector through direct job creation while ensuring that the storytelling tool-kit is accessible to teachers, educators and students alike. The VSOS aims to nurture the spectrum of storytelling throughout the province in order to reflect its cultural diversity.