Janis La Couvée is a financial services professional with a long history of community involvement particularly in the areas of capacity building, public relations and the arts.

Long before the web, Janis was connecting people and providing answers. It’s just easier now!

She is a member of the Social Media Club Victoria leadership team and was the lead organizer of Twestival Victoria. Among her other community involvements are the Quadra Village Day planning committee, and Hillside-Quadra Neighbourhood Action Group.

Janis speaks and presents on a wide range of topics including community building, marketing and public relations, social media, and human interactions.


Recent speaking engagements:


January 2013

Community Institute for Engagement & Action workshop “Creative Community Outreach & Inclusive Engagement”

My Social Media Journey

WordCamp Victoria

Blogging to Build Community: Online and Off

April 2012

Victoria Web Marketing Meetup

Best Practices for Social Media

March 2012

The Victoria Business Moms Meetup Group

Discovering Your Unique Personality – Online and Off

February 2012

Idea Wave

The 3 Vs of Differentiation: For Community, Business and Life

January 2012

WordCamp Victoria

Disclosures, Disclaimers, Attribution and Copyright (with Brenda Johima)

September 2011 

Social Media and Government Conference

The Path Toward’s Increased Government Engagement: A Citizen’s View of Social Media

 Social Media Club Victoria

Twitter basics (Social Media 101)

June 2011 

Cowichan Valley Tweetup

Social Media Camp Victoria

Social Marketing and Crowd Sourced Team Building for not-for-profits and community groups

May 2011

BEAC  Broadcast Educators Association of Canada, National Conference “Inspiring Change”

Community Building Using Social Media


An introduction to Twitter

April 2011

MISA BC Municipal Information Systems Association Conference

Towards Increased Engagement – A Citizen’s View of Social Media

February 2011

Idea Wave

Building Resilient Networks, Online and Off in the 21st Century

Camosun College

College and Community Relations, professional development day

Community Building Through Social Marketing

January 2011

Leadership Victoria Community Learning Day

Social Media Marketing

WordCamp Victoria

Promoting Through Blogging

November 2010

Pecha KuchaVictoria

Generational Knowledge Transfer (with Jaryd Zinkewich)

 Open Gov West BC


Social Media CampVictoria

Community Engagement

July 2010

Idea Wave

Set Theory and Human Relationships, The Power of One

April 2010

BC Social MediaSummit

Building A Brand: Lessons Learned From Twestival Victoria


Vancouver Island Womens Business Network

Peer Marketing sessions:

Personal bio and “elevator” speech




To contact me in regards to any speaking engagements (e.g. availability, topics and speaking fees), please use this contact form.