Victoria, BC - The Capital Regional District (CRD) released its 2017 Annual Report today. The report outlines progress made on strategic priorities while ensuring the efficient delivery of services. It also highlights the activities of the CRD’s other corporate entities, the Capital Regional Hospital District (CRHD) and Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC), and the many CRD-appointed commissions.
“2017 was a momentous year,” said CRD Board Chair Steve Price. “We made strong progress on major projects and priorities for residents across the region, and remain committed to endeavors that are critical for our future success as a diverse, vibrant and growing region.”
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. 2017 outcomes range from ground-breaking projects, such as the South Island 911/Police Dispatch Centre and the Core Area Wastewater Treatment Project, to innovative strategies and partnerships, such as finalizing a Strategic Plan for Regional Water Supply and a traditional use and access agreement for the Sea to Sea Regional Park. The report also includes financial highlights.
The organization’s key accomplishments, service delivery results and progress on initiatives in 2017 is being acknowledged in a number of ways, including recognition for the organization as one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2018.
Lead staff for Regional Planning, Human Resources, Integrated Water Services and the CAO’s Office have also been recognized by Professional Associations for outstanding contributions in 2017 in their respective professional fields with awards announced in 2018 as follows:
- Planning Institute of British Columbia Gold Award for Excellence in Planning Practice for CRD’s People Power Project.
- North American Occupational Safety and Health Associations Award for the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee as Team Champions.
- British Columbia Water and Waste Association Award for collective contribution to the success of BCWWA.
- Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators Award for Professional Development for Local Governments serving a population of more than 100,000 for CRD’s Corporate and Organizational Development Plans.
- Government Finance Officers Association of British Columbia award for Financial Innovation in recognition of the Summit at Quadra Village.
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: https://www.crd.bc.ca/about/how-we-are-governed/progress-reports
For Fast Facts on the CRD, please visit: https://www.crd.bc.ca/about/data/fast-facts
Attachment: 2017 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 www.crd.bc.ca.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Andy Orr, Senior Manager
CRD Corporate Communications