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Learn about our collaborative community work on local projects.

The Strathcona Regional District is involved in a variety of projects and initiatives that look to improve the community as a whole. The public plays an important role in the planning process and input is sought in many different ways throughout the development of a plan or regulations.

SCCNC - Strathcona Connected Coast Network Corporation

Board of Director Opportunity About SCCNC The Strathcona Connected Coast Network Corporation (SCCNC) was incorporated to own, manage and operate a regional broadband infrastructure on Vancouver Island. The SCCNC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Strathcona Regional District (SRD). The SRD is recruiting for the SCCNC Board of Directors to advise on the overall… 

Community Broadband Plans

The Let's Connect Forums took place in 7 communities within the regional district throughout a two week block in June of 2019.  Presentations from guest speakers and videos showcasing possibilities for a digital future while gathering ideas from the community about their current state of use as well as plans for housing, economic, environmental and social developments took place.

Connected Coast

This project will bring new or improved high-speed internet accessibility to 154 rural and remote coastal communities, including 56 Indigenous communities representing 44 First Nations, along the BC coast from north of Prince Rupert, to Haida Gwaii, south to Vancouver, and around Vancouver Island.

Cortes Island Evacuation Survey

Throughout the rest of 2020, the SRD will be updating the Cortes Island Community Wildfire Protection Plan (2011) and the Cortes Island Evacuation Plan (2016). The previous Community Wildfire Protection Plan and Evacuation Plans, were put together prior to the tenure of our current Protective Services Coordinator Shaun Koopman with little to no public input… 

Energy Efficiency Upgrade

Energy Efficiency Upgrade is Underway at Strathcona Gardens Two ice surfaces and mechanical & electrical building components are currently in the process of a complete upgrade. The new CO2 refrigeration plants, high efficiency boilers, domestic hot water tanks , air handling units and associated electrical work are part of the 4.6 million Energy Efficiency Upgrade… 

Integrated Community Sustainability Plan - Electoral Area C

What is an Integrated Community Sustainability Plan? An Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP) is a long-term plan developed in consultation with community members to identify a shared vision for sustainability. It will help the SRD with the assistance of Dillon Consulting collectively plan for the present needs of Electoral Area C while ensuring that the… 

Let’s Talk Cannabis - Quadra Island

Information on land use regulation for legal recreational cannabis.

North Quadra Island Open Burning Regulation Feedback

We would like to hear if you have an opinion on this matter.

Public Library Capital Financing

Under the terms of the proposed agreement the SRD would lend up to $14 million to the VIRL for the construction of a new public library facility.


In 2013, the SRD started a process to review and evaluate recreation programs and services at Strathcona Gardens, with the goal of addressing aging components of the facility while continuing to provide our high level of service in a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment.

Strathcona Community Health Network

Community health networks bring together people from wide-ranging backgrounds, roles and perspectives to act on issues that impact health and well-being in their communities. Find out more about this local service and access contact information for further resources.