The Capital Regional District (CRD) is the regional government for the 13 municipalities and three electoral areas that are located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. The urban centre of the CRD is the City of Victoria, and the regional district also includes many of the Gulf Islands, a number of rural municipalities and a vast tract of wilderness that lies along the south-western coast of Vancouver Island.
- The CRD provides regional governance and services for the entire Capital Region, including regional parks, water services, regional planning, solid waste management (including recycling) and emergency 9-1-1 services.
- The CRD creates partnerships between any combination of municipalities and electoral areas for services or projects that are specific to only part of the region.
- The CRD is the local government in areas which are not within a municipality. These areas are known as “electoral areas”.
The CRD is generally recognized by the services it provides to the Capital Region. These services can be either regional (supplied to the whole region), sub-regional (supplied to two or more members within the region) or local (provided to electoral areas within the region).
How We Work?
The CRD is responsible for ensuring that the services, programs, and resources not only meet the needs identified by our municipalities and electoral areas today but will also contribute to a more vibrant, livable and sustainable region in the future.
Under the governance and direction of the CRD Board of Directors and its Committees and Commissions, the Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Leadership Team establish corporate policies, practices and approaches that will enable the CRD to continue to excel as an effective, efficient and accessible organization.