SUPPLY Victoria is a an art-meets-environmental nonprofit. Our Creative Reuse Centre, located at 707 Douglas St, welcomes visitors Thursday-Saturday 12pm-6pm (donations from 11am-12pm). Here, you can explore a treasure trove of affordable and sustainable materials — like a thrift store specializing in art, office, and school supplies!


SUPPLY Victoria Creative Reuse Centre, a registered Society, has redistributed thousands of pounds of previously used art, office, and school supplies through a variety of programs and services, including:

  • Creative Reuse Centre: a low-cost second-hand supply store open to the public three days a week.
  • Creative Reuse Education: providing hands-on, arts-based environmental education programs.
  • Material Grants: extending free material support to community-building art projects.
    • This program is PAUSED until further notice to help us recuperate from our move.
  • Material Donations: welcoming donations of used supplies and surplus items from local businesses, in accordance with our Material Acceptance Guidelines, available Thursday through Saturday from 11am to 12pm.
    • Donations are PAUSED till February 29th, 2024.
  • Volunteer Program: offering skill-building opportunities within a community who care about art & the environment.
  • Enhancing accessibility to affordable creative materials by offering a 20% discount to teachers and sliding scale pricing options.


To divert materials from the landfill and put them into the hands of artists, students, and teachers in order to craft a more sustainable, creative, and inclusive Victoria.


To accelerate the adoption of sustainability in Victoria by supplying the materials and knowledge to integrate sustainable thinking into the creative process.


Crafting a sustainable future.


Everything we need to create a more sustainable future already exists here on this island. SUPPLY speeds the adoption of sustainability by making it fun, accessible and affordable to create using sustainable materials and principles.


SUPPLY'S Executive Director, Ashley Howe, has been asked to speak about her reuse work at the Community Social Planning Council’s Financial Inclusion in the Green Economy conference, Vancouver’s Economic Commission’s Success and Opportunity in Vancouver’s Circular Economy Webinar, Brand Battle for Good, Synergy Foundation’s EcoStar Awards, PechaKucha Night Victoria, has appeared on CHEK News, CBC radio, Victoria News, Times Colonist, and featured in Victoria Foundation’s Vital Signs magazine. Watch her Creative Mornings talk on the topic, Pride, here.


  • Saanich Arts, Culture, and Heritage: Unsung Hero Award 2022
  • EcoStar Awards Winner: Greenest Retailer 2022
  • EcoStar Wards Winner: Waste to Resource 2023
  • EcoStar Awards Finalist: EcoPreneur of the Year 2023

Press Highlights:


2023 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report

2020/2021 Annual Report


I’m Ashley Howe, the founder and lead instructor of SUPPLY Victoria — a nonprofit that redistributes used art, office, and school supplies (as well as cast-off materials from businesses) and offers creative reuse education to youth and adults founded in 2018.

As an art student struggling to afford to make work, I always wished I had access to more affordable and sustainable materials. SUPPLY was born out of a desire to create a vibrant and inclusive cultural hub that offers more accessible, affordable, and inspiring alternatives to traditional art supplies and creative reuse education to youth and adults.

As a kid growing up in Portland, Oregon, I was into repurposing, thrifting, making movies, drawing, knitting, and making mix CDs for my friends. I’ve lived in Vancouver (where I attended Emily Carr University of Art and Design), Montreal, and eventually moved back to Portland where I worked and volunteered for several of my favourite nonprofits including: The ReBuilding Centre, SCRAP PDX, and ReClaim It. While working with these reuse-meets-social-justice organizations, I developed a clear vision of what a creative reuse centre could look like in Canada. Victoria seemed like the perfect place with the second largest concentration of artists in the country and its strong commitment to sustainability and support of a circular economy.

I’m excited to bring my passion for humans, the planet, creative reuse, education, and equity/inclusion to build community and provide members of that community with the resources and knowledge to become more self-sufficient.


Ashley Howe
Executive Director

  • Midhat Malik


    Board Chairperson

  • Kelsey Topola



  • Devon Black



    Chair of Family & School Outreach Committee

  • Sadie Fox



    Chair of Master Recycler Committee, Acting Chair of Governance Committee

  • Austin Stanley


    Chair of Material Grant Review Committee

  • Sarah Fallavollita


    General member

  • Krysten Rutherford


    Chair of Mystery Team Committee

  • Ashley Chun


    General member

  • Phoenix Bain


    Chair of Events Committee

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