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Islands 2050

Islands 2050: The Future of the Trust Area

September 6, 2019  NEWS RELEASE            Events Schedule

Community Events

To date, Islands Trust has held 23 community events from September – December 2019 across the Trust Area. We are looking forward to continuing to connect to community members and B.C. residents on this project further in 2020.

See our schedule for events.

To download our information boards used at these events, please click on the Local Trust Area or Municipality you would like to view below:

Ballenas – Winchelsea Local Trust Area

Bowen Island Municipality

Denman Island Local Trust Area

Gabriola Island Local Trust Area

Galiano Island Local Trust Area

Gambier Island Local Trust Area

First Nations

The Islands Trust Council acknowledges that the lands and waters that encompass the Islands Trust Area have been home to Indigenous Peoples since time immemorial and honors the rich history, stewardship, and cultural heritage that embody this place we all call home.  The Islands Trust is committed to working with First Nations within the Islands Trust Area through engagement processes that are collaborative, meaningful, and reflective of their core concerns.  We will be meeting with First Nation governments and community throughout the Islands 2050 process to ensure the Policy Statement embodies reconciliation.  Islands Trust Council adopted its Islands Trust Reconciliation Declaration March, 2019.

How will your input be used?

If you love the Trust Area, the Islands Trust Policy Statement is important. It guides policy statements about the Islands and the waters that surround them.

Islands Trust will use your thoughts to guide future planning and updates to the Islands Trust Policy Statement, the foundational document that guides the preserve and protect mandate of this special-purpose government. The Policy Statement guides decisions about island landscapes and the waters surrounding them. It includes recommendations to other levels of government and informs how local official community plans (OCPs) and land use bylaws are developed.

Letters sent

  • September 6, 2019: Islands Trust issued a news release about the engagement project.
  • August 22, 2019 Chair Luckham wrote Minister Selina Robinson introducing Islands 2050: Future of the Trust Area.
  • June 7, 2019 Russ Hotsenpiller, Chief Administrative Officer, wrote to First Nations in the Trust Area regarding Islands 2050 and the Policy Statement
  • November 20, 2017 Chair wrote to First Nations regarding an invitation to participate in conversations with Islands Trust about possible amendments to our Policy Statement. 



Hornby island Local Trust Area

North Pender Local Trust Area

Mayne Island Local Trust Area

Salt Spring Island Local Trust Area

Saturna Island Local Trust Area

South Pender Local Trust Area

Thetis Island Local Trust Area





What we’ve done so far:

We are at the beginning of a long conversation. We will be providing regular updates as this process unfolds.


For more information about Islands 2050, please contact:


Gillian Nicol
Program Coordinator, Trust Area Services
(250) 405-5195

Clare Frater
Director, Trust Area Services
(250) 405-5192



Page last updated: 07/02/20
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