LINE ROBERT- CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Line has been a member of the ICET management team since 2010. She is responsible for operations, strategic planning, financial oversight, performance monitoring and reporting, as well as Board, government and stakeholder relations.

A law graduate of the Université de Montreal, she began her career as a crown prosecutor in Montreal. For over 30 years, she has worked in various capacities providing strategic advice and support to government, business and non-profits. An entrepreneur for more than 15 years, she has been a managing partner in a forestry consulting firm and principal of a business consultancy providing services across Canada.

Line has had the privilege of living and working in a number of small communities in the BC interior and on Vancouver Island and has been actively involved in volunteer roles for several youth, sport, community based and regional non-profits.  Most recently Line has served on the Board of Pacific Sport Vancouver Island, VIU School of Business Advisory and as Treasurer of the Vancouver Island and Coast Economic Developer’s Association (VICEDA).

“I am committed to working with our communities to make Vancouver Island the best place to live and do business.  To me, this also means a place with ample opportunities for the next generation, so that young people can stay and thrive or come back home to build their careers and families once they are ready to do so”. 

 

DONNA CLOUTIER - CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Donna Cloutier was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Island Coastal Economic Trust in 2013. She is responsible for the overall financial management of the organization, including budgeting, audit oversight, financial reporting and transparency, monitoring investments as well as long range financial planning.

Donna is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a diverse financial and business background. She has worked as the financial comptroller of a publicly traded company and is currently a partner at Cloutier Matthews Chartered Professional Accountants. Prior to becoming a Chartered Accountant, Donna was a meteorological technician with the Canadian Armed Forces.

Donna is very active with a number of non profit organizations in the Comox Valley including the North Island College Foundation, Courtenay Rotary Club and Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce and makes the most of the active outdoor lifestyle afforded by the Comox Valley.

DENICE REGNIER - MANAGER, PROGRAMS AND CORPORATE AFFAIRS

Denice has been a valuable member of the Trust administration team since 2008. She is responsible for corporate administration as well as Board and Regional Advisory Committee relations and activities.  She also manages the development, implementation and monitoring of all ICET funding programs.  She is the key point of contact for applicants and stakeholders and provides one-on-one support, from the application process through implementation and reimbursement. 

Denice is a graduate of the University of Toronto and holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, a diploma in Community Work and Development as well as a certificate in Policy and Governance from the University of Victoria. She has extensive experience in the administration of organizations and projects, including work at a large public interest environmental law organization. She has served as director and has been involved with a number of education and arts related organizations in the Comox Valley.

“I truly enjoy working with the dedicated people who are intent on strengthening their communities. It is the passion of these local people- often volunteers- who imagine, plan and implement ICET funded projects that is the most rewarding aspect of my work."

Amanda Fortier

AMANDA FORTIER – COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Amanda joined ICET’s management team in February 2020. She is responsible for all communications, marketing and media relations activities.

Amanda has an undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta and a double-master’s degree in Media and Globalization from the Erasmus Mundus program in Europe. Over the past 15 years, Amanda has lived across four continents working in film, radio, print and online communications. Prior to returning to Canada, she was based in Dakar, Senegal where she worked as a journalist and communications professional in the not-for-profit sector.

Now relocated to Vancouver Island, Amanda has turned her passion for people and culture towards working with the individuals and communities of the North and Central-South Island and Sunshine Coast. She is committed to helping amplify their voices by sharing their stories and broadening their channels of communication. 

“After spending many years abroad, I feel incredibly fortunate to come back to Canada and have the opportunity of working on Vancouver Island with such a wide variety of people and local communities on projects that have a direct, sustainable and positive impact on their lives.”

 

KATI STROH - ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN

Kati has been providing payroll services to the ICET financial team since 2015. In early 2020, her role was expanded to accounting technician. In this role she is responsible for processing all payables, payroll, bank and budget reconciliation and supporting the CFO with monthly and annual financial reporting.

Kati received her Bachelor of Business Administration from North Island College in 2012. She has worked as a bookkeeper and is currently employed as an accounting technician and controller at Cloutier Matthews LLP.

Kati is a native British Columbian, originally from Prince Rupert. She enjoys the Comox Valley’s outdoor lifestyle and is an avid international and national traveler.

JAMIE VANN STRUTH - CONSULTING ECONOMIST

Jamie has been providing economic analysis services to the Trust since 2007. This includes ongoing analysis and reporting of regional economic conditions, economic performance analysis for the annual report and project impact assessments as part of the due diligence process.

Jamie is a professional economist specializing in economic development, economic impact analysis and municipal financial sustainability. He regularly works with communities in the ICET region and throughout British Columbia, interpreting economic trends, identifying investment targets and preparing economic development strategies.

Jamie is a native of very small-town Manitoba and has economics degrees from the University of Manitoba and Simon Fraser University. He is a member of multiple professional economics and economic development associations at the national and provincial level and is an occasional faculty member in the School of Business at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). He is also a regular instructor on research methods at the Western Economic Development Course.

 

 

ICET By The Numbers

2,500
person years employment created (construction phase)

ICET By The Numbers

50
locally elected officials and MLAs working together

ICET By The Numbers

$10.4
million annual provincial government revenue generated

ICET By The Numbers

3,650
post completion jobs created

ICET By The Numbers

$4.6
dollars leveraged for every ICET dollar invested

ICET By The Numbers

$236
million leveraged into the region

ICET By The Numbers

$50.5
million disbursed

ICET By The Numbers

$52.1
million committed

ICET By The Numbers

212
economic development projects

ICET By The Numbers

170
projects completed

ICET By The Numbers

36%
projects in small (less than 5,000) communities

ICET By The Numbers

50+
communities with ICET projects

2019-2020 ANNUAL REPORT

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