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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.

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