How Revitalizing a Park Can Create a Greater Sense of Place

“The community has already successfully hosted events at West Park and we have more planned for the future”

Driving Opportunities for Economic Development in Rural and Remote Areas

“The lack of a driver’s license has been widely determined as the number one barrier to employment for Indigenous people.”

Small-scale Seafood Entrepreneurs Go Further and Faster through Accelerator Program

“We’re producing less than 1% of what we could be in this province, and we are exporting 90% of that 1%. Every single participant in this program is working to close that gap.”

Canada's Elite Rowing Athletes Make North Cowichan Home

“We’re continually looking at more ways to foster community integration and so far, the reception has been overwhelmingly positive. It’s important that the community feels invested and some ownership over the rowers’ successes.” 

A Steady Path to Economic, Social, and Cultural Rebuilding

“Intelligence is taking advantage of your environment, and in our own backyard that’s what we’re trying to do. Our community and our Nation are doing today what our grandparents did for millennia before us.”

About Island Coastal Economic Trust

We strategically invest in inclusive economic development, diversification, and innovation in partnership with communities across Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, and island and inlets from the Salish Sea to Cape Caution.

Learn about how we empower communities and our regional impact in our latest Impact Report. 

$59 million

invested in communities

$323 million

total investment impact


permanent jobs created