Support for Coordination Groups

In 2020, the Islands Trust Council established a secretariat service to support coordination groups in the Islands Trust Area.

Islands Trust offers administrative support to coordination groups comprised of First Nations, organizations and/or stakeholders that convene to share information and collaborate or to determine, implement or carry out First Nation, regional district, improvement district, or the government of British Columbia policies in the Trust Area.

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Since 2014, the Islands Trust Council has funded the Salt Spring Island Watershed Protection Alliance through a special property tax requisition in the Salt Spring Island Local Trust Area. This funding supports coordinating collaborative freshwater monitoring and protection projects by SSIWPA member agencies, and the development of a Water Sustainability Framework.

  • 2021/22 – $75,500
  • 2020/21 – $75,500
  • 2019/20, 2018/19 and 2017/18 – $98,500
  • 2016/17 – $110,500
  • 2015/16 – $119,500
  • 2014/15 – $110,000

The Trust Programs Committee has approved secretariat support to the following coordination groups:

2021/22

$12,000 budgeted in 2021/22 as follows:

2020/21

  • $3,500 plus staff time – Baynes Sound Lambert Channel Ecosystem Forum
  • $3,800 – Howe Sound (Atl’ka7tsem) Community Forum
  • $3,000  – to initiate the Southern Gulf Islands Regional Forum
  • $800 – Coastal Douglas-fir Conservation Partnership

2019/20

  • $2,900 – Baynes Sound Lambert Channel Ecosystem Forum
  • $3,000 – Howe Sound (Atl’ka7tsem) Community Forum and related Task Forces

2018/19

  • $6,000 plus staff time – to initiate the Baynes Sound Lambert Channel Ecosystem Forum