BRODIE GUY - CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Brodie is the CEO of Island Coastal Economic Trust, leading a dedicated team that’s working to build a sustainable and resilient coastal economy across Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, and coastal islands and inlets from the Salish Sea up to Cape Caution.

Brodie has served in executive roles with funds investing in rural and sustainable development across British Columbia for 15 years. Prior to his appointment by the ICET board of directors, Brodie was CEO of Coast Funds, a $120 million conservation finance and sustainable development fund working for First Nations across the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii. Previously, Brodie has held management positions working on strategic projects for the Province of British Columbia, the start-up of Northern Development Initiative Trust, and international marketing for a Victoria, BC-based clean technology company.

Brodie holds a Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Victoria. Brodie and his partner Jessica are grateful to be raising their children in the beautiful unceded territory of the Pəntl áč and K’ómoks people, caretakers of the 'land of plenty' since time immemorial.

 

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.”

 

HILARY MUTH - SPECIAL PROJECTS AND COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Hilary is the newest member of the ICET team, having joined in September 2021. She is responsible for overseeing the Rural Business and Community Recovery Program (RBCRP) and other special projects.

Hilary has an undergraduate degree from St. Francis Xavier University, a certificate in Community Economic Development from Simon Fraser University and a certificate in asset-based Community Development from the Coady International Institute. Since 2013, Hilary has lived across Canada working in both the entertainment industry and the non-profit sector. Hilary grew up between Victoria and the Kootenays. Having lived the past six years in Vancouver, Hilary is excited to be back on the Island and able to explore all the wonderful aspects (communities, activities, nature) this area has to offer.

"I am excited to be a part of the Island Coastal Economic Trust team and work with the communities in the ICET region to support their vibrancy and resilience during these ever-changing economic times."

 

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

2,750
post completion jobs created

ICET By The Numbers

$4.6
dollars leveraged for every ICET dollar invested

ICET By The Numbers

$246
million leveraged into the region

ICET By The Numbers

$52.3
million disbursed

ICET By The Numbers

$55.2
million committed

ICET By The Numbers

230
economic development projects

ICET By The Numbers

210
projects completed

ICET By The Numbers

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

ICET By The Numbers

50+
communities with ICET projects

2021-2022
ANNUAL REPORT

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