CESC supports a resilient and sustainable local
economy that improves and
maintains the Southern Gulf Islands' economic prosperity, social equity
and environmental quality.
The Community Economic Sustainability Commission (CESC) is an advisory commission of the Capital Regional District Board. The Commission is comprised of the CRD Electoral Area Director for the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area and members representing Galiano, Saturna, Mayne, and North/South Pender Islands. CESC endeavours to assist in preserving and strengthening existing business, attracting new business and coordinating local economic sustainability initiatives that contribute to the economic prosperity, social equity, and environmental quality of the Southern Gulf Islands.
CESC wants to draw, from the incredible pool of talent on the Southern Gulf Islands, those people who are willing to share their creative energy to help generate a resilient economy. It will take innovative thinking to develop sustainable income opportunities that provide prosperity and wellbeing for the people and the region.
Message from Your Director
How the CRD is taking action
Throughout this anxious and uncertain time, my colleagues and I have been on the phone and teleconferencing with our MLA, Adam Olsen, BC Ferries president, Mark Collins, your local Island Trustees, members of island commissions, the Community Resource Centre, heads of CRD departments and many islanders. The phone has not stopped ringing as we all try to come to grips with COVID-19 and to figure out how best to cope.
CRD Enhances Communication with Electoral Areas
As part of its response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Capital Regional District (CRD) has launched an additional way to communicate with residents in the Juan de Fuca, Salt Spring Island and Southern Gulf Islands electoral areas. The remote electoral areas pose a unique challenge to share information with residents.