Fred Haynes

Elected to Mayor 2018

Phone: 250-475-5510

2021 Mayor's Annual Address
2020 Mayor's Annual Address
2019 Mayor's Annual Address
2019 Top Accomplishments

From the desk of the Mayor

Statement from B.C. Urban Mayors’ Caucus and UBCM on Meeting Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Rob Fleming on transit and transportation needs in urban British Columbia - March 5, 2021

Statement from B.C. Urban Mayors’ Caucus and UBCM on Meeting with the Premier and
Minister of Municipal Affairs on the local goverment financing system and complex care
 - March 2, 2021

Statement from B.C. Urban Mayors’ Caucus on Meetings with the Provincial Government to Develop a Complex Care Housing Pilot - January 29, 2021

Braefoot Park building transitioning to Saanich to support broader community - Janaury 8, 2021

District relies on residents to follow provincial protocols - Saanich News - April 1, 2020

What’s happening with our Local Area Plans and housing - February 20, 2020

The housing and development cost charges story - December 16, 2019

Personal summary

Hubby to Cathy. Dad to our three wonderful sons and Beyowolf. Community volunteer, professional publisher, entrepreneur, teacher, Ph.D. in diabetes research, curious mind, Commonwealth Scholar, 8th Dan Aikido instructor, avid gardener, walker and e-biker.

Career experience
  • Publisher of business networking tools
  • Business and economic development consultant
  • Post-Doctoral diabetes research
  • University instructor
  • High school teacher 
Saanich Council appointments
  • Chair, Saanich Police Board
  • Chair, Mayor's Standing Committee on Housing Affordability and Supply
  • Chair, Citizens' Assembly Standing Committee
  • Chair, Mayor's Standing Committee on Fundraising for Kings Road Nature Community Green Space
  • Chair, Public Safety & Emergency Planning Committee
  • Panellist, Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel
  • Member, Mayor's Standing Committee on Finance and Governance
  • Member, South Island Prosperity Partnership
Capital Regional District appointments
  • Chair, Capital Regional District Traffic Safety Commission
  • Director, Capital Regional District Board
  • Director, Capital Regional Housing Corporation
  • Director, Capital Regional District Hospital Board
  • Director, Core Area Liquid Waste Management Committee
  • Director, First Nations Relations Committee
  • Director, Hospitals and Housing Committee
  • Director, Planning and Protective Services Committee
  • Director, Transportation Committee
Provincial appointments 
  • Director, Victoria Regional Transit Commission
Previous appointments
  • Chair, Planning, Transportation & Economic Development 
  • Vice Chair, Regional Housing Trust Fund Commission 
  • Member, Finance, Audit & Personnel Committee 
  • Liaison, Peninsula & Area Agricultural Commission
  • Member, Te'Mexw Treaty Advisory Committee
  • Member, Regional Water Commission
  • Member, University of Victoria - Municipal Group
  • Member, South Island Prosperity Partnership, Funding Partners
  • Commonwealth Scholarship, UK
  • Ph.D., Medical Research
  • M.Sc., Human Kinetics
  • B.Ed., Biology
  • Teaching Certificate
  • Art of Approvals, Urban Development Initiative – Capital Region
Community and volunteers services

Since 2002, volunteered to address environmental protection, housing, jobs, community building, local food & mental wellness.  

  • Director, Peninsula Stream Society
  • Director, Prospect Lake Preservation Society
  • Chair, Saanich Community Association Network
  • Vice Chair, Connections Place Society
  • Chair, Saanich Legacy Foundation
  • Chair, Prospect Lake District Community Association
  • Convener, Local Food & Country Market PLDCA
  • Vice Chair, Smart South Island Partnerships
  • Chair, Board Selection Committee, South Island Prosperity Project
  • Director, Prospect Lake Water Users Community
  • Member, UVic Community Association Liaison Committee
  • Member, Victoria Life Sciences Community
  • Volunteer, CR-FAIR
  • Fred Talks Charity Fundraiser.
  • Instrumental in ensuring our regional sewage treatment was upgraded to tertiary level. 
  • Life Sciences In Victoria
  • Moose Hide Campaign
  • Canadian Health Food Association