Trend Monitoring

Islands Trust develops and presents statistical and trend information related to the people, ecosystems, economies, and communities within the Trust Area.

These data allows for a deeper understanding of the region’s dynamics.

smooth rock beach of seaweed leading to a green and blue ocean with a hill of trees in the background

Census data

Island Trust requested that Statistics Canada provide a set of infographics for the Trust Area, the local trust areas, and Bowen Island.

Statistics Canada undertook geocoding and custom tabulations of past Census years as local trust area Census boundaries have shifted through the decades. This work completes efforts that began in 2016 to identify trends in the Trust Area and improve Census data sets for the Islands Trust Area.

*Please note that random rounding is applied to maintain confidentiality. 

Statistics Canada 2021 Census Infographics

Climate Change Indicators

The Islands Trust Council’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 sets out a strategy for developing:

  • a set of climate change, demographic and environmental data and
  • performance criteria in order to identify the effects of climate change in the Trust Area and to measure mitigation and adaptation efforts.

In 2020, the Islands Trust contracted two reports to inform its work:

Islands Trust Climate Indicators: Scoping Exercise to Identify Climate Change Indicators for the Islands Trust Area Report, 2020

Climate Projections for Islands Trust Area Report, 2020 (4687KB)

State of the Islands Report

In 2019, the Islands Trust finalized a State of the Islands report, which includes information on social, economic and environmental trends.

It includes results of an August 2016 phone-poll of 426 island residents by Forum Research as part of that project.