Commissioner Guest Blog: Addressing the connection between climate resilience and economic capacity building. In order to be clearer about the connection between climate resilience and economic capacity building, the Commission has identified the components we believe demonstrate how our approach to economic growth is in alignment with climate initiatives. Funding economic capacity-building initiatives contributes to climate […]
Earth Month Guest Blog: Let’s Talk about Regenerative Forestry and our Island Economy. Forestry has been a part of Salt Spring Island’s economy for over 150 years. Today it creates employment in tree felling, land clearing for new construction, milling and more. But our woods are in trouble. The Coastal Douglas-fir, Garry oak and arbutus […]
Critical Islands Funding Advocacy Proves Successful. The Salt Spring Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) is thrilled to announce that local advocacy efforts have finally paid off. The Province has issued an Order in Council qualifying Salt Spring Island and the Southern Gulf Islands for access to the Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICET). Founded in 2006, […]
In the News: Time to access critical pandemic response and recovery rural grant programs... CEDC ANNOUNCES MAJOR MILESTONE FOR SALT SPRING AND SOUTHERN GULF ISLANDS... Read the story here. Latest News: Legislative columnist for the Times Colonist Les Layne, who writes four days a week on provincial affairs, investigates and reports on the inequitable recent […]
Created by a diverse cross-section of BC’s rural islanders, this grassroots gift certificate and donation program will assist our most vulnerable businesses and community groups during the pandemic and beyond. Rural islanders are interconnected, strong, and caring. Island COMEBACK’s goal is to help each island be better able to recover from the current crisis.
CEDC is working with EcoPlan International to identify the best model for a Green Learning Lab on Salt Spring that can help us demonstrate that investing in the green sector is good for the economy and the environment.