Below is a compilation of resources that have been prepared for Gabriola Island. If you have any questions, or do not find what you are searching for, please contact planning staff.
Reading for Reconciliation
This is a list of suggested fiction, poetry and non-fiction books on First Nations topics. The focus is on books that are written by Indigenous authors, but the list also includes some non-Aboriginal contributors writing about issues relevant to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s process. Many books have a B.C. focus, and most are available in the Vancouver Island Regional Library system. The list is far from complete, and should be considered a work in progress. The Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee hopes that you find something on this list that will inspire you, challenge you, move you, and help to guide you on your own personal path of Truth and Reconciliation.
We are all treaty people.
Huy ch q'u siem
Housing Needs Assessment Report
Housing needs assessments are the first step a community can take to understand the gap(s) between the housing needs of its people and the availability of suitable housing to meet that need. The Northern Region Housing Needs Assessment is available here.
Further information on Housing in the Islands Trust is available here.
Land Use & Development Information:
Secondary Suite Template Covenant
This template covenant is required to be used when applying for a building permit to construct a new secondary suite.
Sensitive Ecosystems and Wildlife
Commercial Vacation Rentals