Freedom of Information (FOI) Requests

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) gives the public the right to access records relating to themselves, and to request records held by Islands Trust. It also allows Islands Trust and Islands Trust Conservancy to collect personal information from businesses and members of the public to successfully run its programs and activities.

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For example, if someone applies for a land use permit, they provide their name, address, and information related to the application.

How to Make a FOI Request

Routine Requests

Records such as agendas and minutes of open meetings, bylaws, publications, and policies and procedures are usually available on our website or upon request.

Try searching the Document Library or Meetings and Events Calendar for routinely released records.

If you need further assistance, scroll down to find Islands Trust office responsible these types of documents.

You may also check the List of Routinely Released Records (125KB) to see if the records you are requesting are readily available, or if they require a formal request.

Formal Requests

A formal written request is needed to access records that are not routinely available. Please fill out a Request for Access to Records Form (24KB) or write us a letter and give as much detail as possible when making your request.

Email all formal written requests to: FOI@islandstrust.bc.ca

If we need to charge you a fee to cover processing costs, we will send you an estimate before we start processing your request and let you know if a deposit is required.

Office Responsible For Routine Requests:

Islands Trust, the Trust Area, or Islands Trust Conservancy

Attention: FOI Coordinator
Islands Trust
200 – 1627 Fort Street
Victoria, BC V8R 1H8
T: 1-250-405-5151
Email: information@islandstrust.bc.ca

Executive Islands (Ballenas-Winchelsea)

Attention: FOI Coordinator
Islands Trust
700 North Road
Gabriola Island, BC V0R 1X3
T: 1-250-247-2063
Email: northinfo@islandstrust.bc.ca

North Pender, South Pender, Saturna, Galiano and Mayne Island Local Trust Areas

Attention: FOI Coordinator
Islands Trust
200 – 1627 Fort Street
Victoria, BC V8R 1H8
T: 1-250-405-5151
Email: southinfo@islandstrust.bc.ca

Salt Spring Island Local Trust Area

Islands Trust
1-500 Lower Ganges Rd
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2N8
T: 1-250-537-9144
Email: ssinfo@islandstrust.bc.ca

Gabriola, Lasqueti, Denman, Hornby, Gambier and Thetis Island Local Trust Areas

Attention: FOI Coordinator
Islands Trust
700 North Rd
Gabriola Island, BC V0R 1X3
T: 1-250-247-2063
Email: northinfo@islandstrust.bc.ca