Share Your Views

You can share your views with us in many ways including speaking at a meeting, emailing or writing to us, completing a survey, or reporting a bylaw contravention.

Speak at a Town Hall Session

Every Islands Trust body, except the Executive Committee, has a Town Hall section for members of the public to speak to trustees without giving advance notice. Usually about two minutes, but the time available varies depending on how many people wish to speak.

The Chair of the meeting will make every effort to hear all members of the public but reserves the right to limit the number of speakers and length of presentations.

Applicants should not speak to their applications during Town Hall but are welcome to speak when their applications are presented for a decision.

Speak as a Delegation

Follow the instructions in the tables below to email or mail your request to present for the next agenda of the corporate body meeting you’re interested in speaking at and to provide your written submission by the minimum timeframe as defined for each meeting type.

Write to Us

To have your correspondence considered at a meeting, see the deadlines below. To contact staff or trustees simply call or email.

NOTE: All correspondence, including email and presentations, received at any Islands Trust office may become part of a public agenda package and may also be posted to the Islands Trust website. The Islands Trust does not accept anonymous correspondence.

Correspondence and emails about a specific development application become public information (uploaded to the website after it has been distributed to LTC and staff), are brought to the attention of trustees when making decisions, and shared with the applicant.

You can share your views with us in many ways including speaking at a meeting, emailing or writing to us, completing a survey, or reporting a bylaw contravention.

Speak at a Town Hall Session

Every Islands Trust meeting, except the Conservancy Board and Financial Planning Committee, has a Town Hall section for members of the public to speak to trustees without giving advance notice. Usually about two minutes, but the time available varies depending on how many people wish to speak.

The Chair of the meeting will make every effort to hear all members of the public but reserves the right to limit the number of speakers and length of presentations.

Applicants should not speak to their applications during Town Hall but are welcome to speak when their applications are presented for a decision.

Speak as a Delegation

Follow the instructions in the tables below to email or mail your request to present for the next agenda of the corporate body meeting you’re interested in speaking at and to provide your written submission by the minimum timeframe as defined for each meeting type.

Write to Us

To have your correspondence considered at a meeting, see the deadlines below. To contact staff or trustees simply call or email.

NOTE: All correspondence, including email and presentations, received at any Islands Trust office may become part of a public agenda package and may also be posted to the Islands Trust website. The Islands Trust does not accept anonymous correspondence.

Correspondence and emails about a specific development application become public information (uploaded to the website after it has been distributed to LTC and staff), are brought to the attention of trustees when making decisions, and shared with the applicant.

You can share your views with us in many ways including speaking at a meeting, emailing or writing to us, completing a survey, or reporting a bylaw contravention.

Speak at a Town Hall Session

Every Islands Trust meeting, except the Conservancy Board and Financial Planning Committee, has a Town Hall section for members of the public to speak to trustees without giving advance notice. Usually about two minutes, but the time available varies depending on how many people wish to speak.

The Chair of the meeting will make every effort to hear all members of the public but reserves the right to limit the number of speakers and length of presentations.

Applicants should not speak to their applications during Town Hall but are welcome to speak when their applications are presented for a decision.

Speak as a Delegation

Follow the instructions in the tables below to email or mail your request to present for the next agenda of the corporate body meeting you’re interested in speaking at and to provide your written submission by the minimum timeframe as defined for each meeting type.

Write to Us

To have your correspondence considered at a meeting, see the deadlines below. To contact staff or trustees simply call or email.

NOTE: All correspondence, including email and presentations, received at any Islands Trust office may become part of a public agenda package and may also be posted to the Islands Trust website. The Islands Trust does not accept anonymous correspondence.

Correspondence and emails about a specific development application become public information (uploaded to the website after it has been distributed to LTC and staff), are brought to the attention of trustees when making decisions, and shared with the applicant.

Local Trust Committees (LTCs)

Applying to Speak or Present

Following the timeframe requirements of each local trust committee e-mail staff with:

  1. name and address of the presenter(s),
  2. presentation title, and
  3. any materials or documents to be presented.

E-mail or call using the contact information provided to confirm submission deadlines.

Things to Know

Delegations have up to five minutes to speak unless additional time is permitted by the LTC.

A delegation is to present new ideas or information that is not otherwise being considered by the LTC (in a project report or application).

LTCs reserve the right to limit the number of delegations it receives at any one meeting.

Applicants can speak to their land use application when it is on an agenda –not during the delegation section.

Write to Us

Following the timeframe requirements of each local trust committee e-mail staff your submission.

Who to Contact

Southern Islands
Galiano, Mayne, North Pender, Saturna, South Pender
E: southinfo@islandstrust.bc.ca
T: 1-250-405-5163

Salt Spring Island
E: ssiinfo@islandstrust.bc.ca
T: 1-250-537-9144

Northern Islands
Denman, Gabriola, Gambier, Hornby, Lasqueti, Thetis, Ballenas-Winchelsea
E: northinfo@islandstrust.bc.ca
T: 1-250-247-2063

Local Trust Committees – Public Hearings

Things to Know

Public Hearings are open to all members of the public. If you believe that you are affected by a proposed land use application or bylaw you may make a presentation at, or submit written comments prior to, the close of a scheduled Public Hearing.

Write to Us

Written submissions can be mailed to the respective office, emailed to the respective team email or provided at the Public Hearing before the close of the hearing.  The local trust committee cannot receive public submissions for their information after the close of the Public Hearing. Written public hearing submissions will become part of the public record and will be made available for public review, including through the Islands Trust’s website.

Who to Contact

Southern Islands
Galiano, Mayne, North Pender, Saturna, South Pender
E: southinfo@islandstrust.bc.ca
T: 1-250-405-5163

Salt Spring Island
E: ssiinfo@islandstrust.bc.ca
T: 1-250-537-9144

Northern Islands
Denman, Gabriola, Gambier, Hornby, Lasqueti, Thetis, Ballenas-Winchelsea
E: northinfo@islandstrust.bc.ca
T: 1-250-247-2063

Islands Trust Council

Applying to Speak or Present

At least three weeks before the meeting e-mail staff with:

  1. name and address of the presenter(s) and,
  2. the full presentation if using a PowerPoint or presentation speaking notes or documents.

Things to Know

Delegations have up to 10 minutes to speak unless additional time is permitted by Executive Committee before the meeting or Trust Council at the meeting.

Trust Council reserves the right to limit the number of delegations it receives at any one meeting.

Topics should be about Trust-wide issues.

Write to Us

Three weeks before the next meeting, e-mail or mail your letter to staff with a request to add it to the next agenda.

Who to Contact

Islands Trust Council
Attention: Executive Coordinator
E: execadmin@islandstrust.bc.ca
T: 1-250-405-5161

Islands Trust Council’s Committees

Applying to Speak or Present

At least two weeks before the meeting e-mail staff with:

  1. name and address of the presenter(s) and,
  2. the full presentation, speaking notes or documents.

Things to Know

Delegations have up to 10 minutes to speak unless additional time is permitted by the committee.

Topics should be about Trust-wide issues and related to a matter within the jurisdiction of the committee.

Write to Us

Seven days before the meeting send correspondence to staff.

Who to Contact

Trust Programs, Financial Planning and Regional Planning Committees
Attention: Legislative Services Clerk Robert Barlow
Tel: 1-250-405-5167

Executive Committee

Applying to Speak or Present

At least seven days before the meeting email staff with:

  1. name and address of the presenter(s),
  2. presentation title, and
  3. any materials or documents to be presented.

Things to Know

Delegations have up to 10 minutes to speak unless additional time is permitted by Executive Committee (EC).

The subject of the petition or delegation must be related to a matter that is within the jurisdiction of the EC.

Write to Us

Seven days before the meeting send correspondence to staff.

Who to Contact

Attention: Executive Coordinator
E: execadmin@islandstrust.bc.ca

T: 1-250-405-5161

Islands Trust Conservancy Board

Applying to Speak or Present

At least three weeks before the meeting e-mail staff with:

  1. name and address of the presenter(s) and,
  2. presentation title.

At least five working days before the meeting, e-mail staff your presentation.

Write to Us

Three weeks before the next meeting, e-mail or mail your letter to staff with a request to add it to the next agenda.

Who to Contact

Attention: ITC Administrative Assistant
E: itcmail@islandstrust.bc.ca
T: 1-250-405-5186

Bowen Island Municipality

Applying to Speak or Present

See: www.bowenislandmunicipality.ca/appear-before-council

Things to Know

As the only island municipality in the Islands Trust, Bowen Island Municipality holds its own meetings.

Write to Us

See: www.bowenislandmunicipality.ca/connect

Who to Contact

Bowen Island Municipal Hall
E: bim@bimbc.ca
T: 1-604-947-4255

Contact Us

Trust Council and Executive
E: information@islandstrust.bc.ca

Islands Trust Conservancy
E: itcmail@islandstrust.bc.ca

Southern Islands Local Trust Committees
E: southinfo@islandstrust.bc.ca

Victoria Office
200 – 1627 Fort Street
Victoria, BC V8R 1H8
Map Link

Northern Office
700 North Road
Gabriola Island, BC V0R 1X3
Map Link
E: northinfo@islandstrust.bc.ca

Salt Spring Office
1 – 500 Lower Ganges Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2N8
Map Link
E: ssiinfo@islandstrust.bc.ca

Complete a Survey

To see if Islands Trust or the Islands Trust Conservancy has a survey open visit our Surveys and Polls page.

Report a Bylaw Contravention

If you wish to report activity that you believe is or may be a bylaw contravention please complete our online complaint form.

Report a Breach

If you wish to report activity that you believe is a covenant violation in an Islands Trust Conservancy covenant area, please email itcmail@islandstrust.bc.ca.

Other pages you may be interested in:

 

Public hearings for rezonings are listed on the meetings and events section of each local trust area page under the Island Planning menu.