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Steering 23/24

What is Steering?

This is a team of youth ages 14-18 who run the Junior Branch meetings for CISV Victoria. They are interested in taking an active role in leadership and creating fun for others, and they are passionate about CISV, sustainability, human rights, diversity, and conflict resolution.

What do they do?

They meet in September for a steering retreat (games, get to know you, bonding, planning for the year of meetings, learning about leadership and group collaboration)

They meet twice a month for planning meetings and spending time planning and having fun together too.

They lead energizers, games, activities, debriefs at meetings; welcome new members and connect with existing members. 


How can I join steering?

In May/June there will be an announcement (be sure to be on the CISV newsletter email group) and there will be an application form that you can fill out and send back to our junior branch email. We would love to have you as part of our team!

Meet this year's Steering Team

Meet Steering 23/24
When a Steering Meeting Goes Wrong
Fun Steering Moment
About Steering

Leanna Madill - JB Liaison
She travelled to a CISV village in India when she was 11 and returned to CISV to be a village leader. Her three daughters have also participated in and enjoyed CISV over the last 8 years! Leanna loves how inclusive and supportive of friendships CISV is. She believes that healthy connection is the main solution to our global issues, and CISV evokes and establishes hope and action!!
Leanna also loves to spend time with her family, make art, travel, and she loves her job of counselling teens and their families.


Samantha Madill - Victoria's LJR
Samantha is in Grade 10 and she loves musical theatre, choreographing for shows, hanging out with her family and obviously being at CISV! Over the years Samantha has been apart of CISV for 5 years. She has grown her public speaking skills and cooperation skills.  
Samantha's sister were in CISV for 3 years before she joined, she could hardly wait to join in on all the fun activities she saw her sisters participating in. Samantha loves running games and activities for the youth who come to CISV! She is excited to step into the bigger role of LJR this year.


Luka Hurschler - Steering Member
Luka is a grade 12 student who loves playing soccer, hanging out with his siblings, and is always so excited to come to CISV!
Luka gets inspired by the goals of CISV and what we stand for. It has made him change his view on the world and the conversations he has. 
When Luka was 11 years old he travelled to Honduras for a CISV village and he made connections all over the world, he's still friends with some of those people! As much as he loves travelling he also loves the local aspect and he enjoys running the activities for all the youth!


Astrid is in grade 9 at Oak Bay High. She plays the clarinet in band and jazz band in school, and she is hoping to join some of the clubs at school soon as well. Astrid also love spending time with her friends, as well as read, bake, and occasionally do art. She also really like video games, especially the Legend of Zelda, specifically Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom. Astrid's first CISV camp was Sunflower camp, a national camp in Ottawa in 2022. She had her step up in Vancouver in 2023, it was fun to meet people her age from 9 other countries.
Astrid's favourite part of CISV is meeting new people and easily being able to connect with them through CISV, it’s even better when she gets to meet people from other countries as well! She's learned so much about so many countries through CISV camps, from culture and folklore to stereotypes and fun facts, it’s always so much fun to talk to people from all over the world about our countries.

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Marco is in grade 5 at Campus View, French immersion.
He started going to CISV meetings when he was 5 years old, this is the time when his brother went to Village in Brazil. 
 just came back from Village in Florence. He loves CISV because he like traveling and making new friends.   
Outside CISV, Marco loves playing soccer and basketball.


Astrid Engelman Germain

Marco Firmani

Kasper Hurschler 

Kasper is beyond excited to be apart of the Steering board this year. Kasper went to the Youth Meeting programme last Summer and has brought back fun energizers that he learned from camp and has loved sharing them with JB. Kasper's goal is to bring fun, enthusiasm and new ideas to Steering. He loves CISV because of all of the friendships he has made and now he gets to inspire other youth which he is very excited for.

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