GWI Steering Committee

GWI meets regularly at the Victoria Canoe and Kayak ClubThe GWI steering committee consists of representatives from each partner organization. The committee meets regularly to facilitate program implementation and to share ideas and information about the Gorge Waterway, Portage Inlet and their watersheds. Collectively, the representatives act as a community-based, multi-stakeholder body working to address environmental issues in Portage Inlet, the Gorge Waterway and their watersheds. All GWI meetings are open to the public.

Anyone can volunteer on any GWI projects or join one of its member groups. Groups with a direct interest in the waterway are encouraged to join the GWI.

Please contact us for more information about meetings and agendas. 

Role of Members

Community Representatives

  • Information conduit (two-way)
    • Report back to board meetings, committees and general meetings of memberships (email, newsletters, oral, etc.)
    • Bring information and issues forward from groups to GWI Advisory to municipalities and CRD
  • Decision-making
    • Need to go back to groups in some cases
    • Recognizing possible conflicts of interest

Municipal Representatives

  • Information conduit (two-way)
    • Assist in communications between municipalities and GWI
  • Advisory
    • provide advice and expertise on projects and programs
  • Projects
    • participate in various projects that the GWI may undertake (equipment, funding and support)
  • Decision-making
    • Declare conflicts of interest (i.e., advocacy issues)
    • Take items from GWI back to municipality