CRD Releases 2019 Annual Report

May 13, 2020

Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) has released its 2019 Annual Report with highlights from 2019 that outline progress and accomplishments in advancing Board and Corporate priorities while ensuring the efficient delivery of services. It also features key activities of the CRD’s other corporate entities, the Capital Regional Hospital District (CRHD) and Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC), as well as many CRD-appointed commissions.

“Our important work continues to serve all those in our great region, despite the difficult times we currently face during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Colin Plant, CRD Board Chair. “Thank you to my colleagues and staff for their tremendous efforts in 2019 and I continue to be inspired by the ambitious work we have ahead of us in 2020.”

2019 marked completion of the first year of the Board’s four year term and the report provides an opportunity to share the progress on the Board’s Strategic Priorities for 2019 – 2022, advancing actions and initiatives related to Transportation and Housing; Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation; First Nations Reconciliation; and Advocacy, Governance & Accountability (including EA specific initiatives). The Board’s Strategic Priorities confirm the CRD’s vision, mission and mandate and set the long-term strategic direction for the CRD in order to respond to community needs. This work is done in alignment with the Statement of Reconciliation.

The report highlights the breadth and scope of what the CRD does on a daily basis and demonstrates how the CRD contributes to an improved quality of life for the residents and businesses in the region. The organization’s key accomplishments are being acknowledged in a number of ways, including recognition for the organization for the third year in a row as one of BC’s Top Employers for 2020.

2019 highlights include developing a new advocacy dashboard, advancing the important work making affordable housing more accessible and improving relationships with the many First Nations across our region. The Wastewater Treatment Project made significant construction progress last year and is on schedule to be completed to meet regulatory requirements in 2020.

Population growth continues to be a key driver of the regional economy, now with over 418,000 residents, up 14% since 2011. This growth and demand drives major CRD infrastructure projects and optimization of services that align with long-term corporate and strategic planning as developed by the CRD Board.

The CRD prepares a number of other annual reports that provide more detailed information on how regional, sub-regional and local strategies are being advanced or for regulatory compliance. 

The 2019 CRD Climate Action annual report summarizes progress on the CRD’s corporate and community-focused climate action strategies. For more information and to view the report, please visit

The CRD develops partnerships with municipalities, electoral areas, First Nations and many other agencies and volunteers to facilitate and deliver projects and services to ensure a sustainable, livable and vibrant capital region. For more information, please visit:

Attachment: 2019 CRD Annual Report (PDF)


Proud to be recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, foster community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region. Visit us online at



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Andy Orr, Senior Manager
CRD Corporate Communications
Tel: 250.360.3229
Cell: 250.216.5492