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The Society of Canadian Visual Arts, a non-profit, Kelowna based art group and an affiliate of the Federation of Canadian Artists-Central Okanagan Chapter, was incorporated in 1999 under the Society Act and it was created with the following purposes:
To unite artists, critics and persons interested in art and allied in related subjects, for fellowship and mutual support in promoting common aims and to assert the creative importance of art in the community
To promote an improvement in the welfare, recognition and professional standing of practicing artists in the community
To promote activities that will tend to increase the appreciation, enjoyment and use of art.
To establish, promote, support and encourage an Art Gallery and engage in activities with art and art appreciation
To improve the growth of emerging and established artists through educational activities and programs
To promote, encourage, give financial assistance to, subscribe to, become a member of and cooperate with societies having similar objectives.
To co-operate with organizations having similar objectives to those of the Society.