All in the family since 1951

The first Monk Office opened its doors in 1951 in Victoria, run by Mr. Charlie Monk who later sold the business to Ron McKenzie. It’s been in the family ever since, growing to 8 locations across Vancouver Island, including a Head Office and Distribution Center in Esquimalt, Monk Office & Art in Downtown Victoria, and Island Blue Art & Framing in Sidney.

Our Core Values

We live our core values with customers, fellow team members, and in the community.

  • Create Amazing Customer Experiences
  • Thirst to Learn
  • Respect the Team
  • Make a Difference
  • Listen & Act
  • Love our Planet

Meet our team

We realize our core values in everything we do, from creating amazing customer experiences to making a difference to our team members and our communities. We are go-getters, difference-makers, and action-oriented people who think and act outside of the box.

Head Office

Our head office is home to the behind-the-scenes team that work together to manage the day-to-day success of Monk Office. Whether you prefer to communicate by email, phone or online chat, our customer experience team is ready to answer any of your questions, while our procurement team keeps up with the latest trends in technology and products for your home and office. From sales to marketing, finance to leadership, our head office is always striving to be your Office Outfitters®.

Distribution & Service

At Monk Office, we believe in delivering amazing customer experiences. This starts with providing great products and services, and ensuring that your order is handled with care from packaging through to shipping and installation. Our warehouse team and delivery fleet hold speed and accuracy as our top priority, while our installers and technicians will ensure you continue to love your product for years to come.

In-Store Retail

At our 8 locations across Vancouver Island, including Monk Office & Art in Downton Victoria and Island Blue Art & Framing in Sidney, our retail team is ready to go the extra mile to help you find the products and services you need! From office and art supplies to furniture and business machines, even for those hard-to-find items or specific solutions, we’re confident that you’ll be impressed by our retail team and store offerings. And when it comes to your printing needs, we’ve got you covered with Copy Centres in select Monk Office locations across Vancouver Island.

Indigenous Land Acknowledgements

Monk Office acknowledges and respects that the land on which our various locations stand are the traditional territories of the Hul’qumi’num, K’ómoks, Kwakwaka’wakw A̱wi’nagwis, Lekwungen (Esquimalt & Songhees), and Á,LEṈENEȻ ȽTE Nations. We further acknowledge the Hul’qumi’num, Xwémalhkwu, Kwakiutl/Kwakwaka’wakx, lək̓ʷəŋən, and W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples, of whom these traditional territories belong to.