Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) has released its 2018 Annual Report. The report includes highlights from 2018 as well as the 2014-2018 term, outlining progress made on strategic 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.
“It’s very rewarding to see the work accomplished in 2018 and the progress made on the priorities of the previous Board over the past four year term,” said Board Chair Colin Plant. “The new Board quickly agreed on its new priorities and staff have already provided the first quarterly report showing the progress we are making responding to community needs and addressing critical issues this year.”
2018 saw significant progress on advancing First Nations engagement, the construction of new infrastructure such as the Wastewater Treatment Project, and innovative strategies and partnerships, such as the Regional Housing First Program and completion of the South Island 9-1-1/Police Dispatch Centre.
Population growth continues to be a key driver of the regional economy, now with 413,000 residents, up 12.4% since 2011. This growth and demand drives key CRD infrastructure projects and optimization of services that align with long-term corporate and strategic planning as developed by the CRD Board.
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 second year in a row as one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2019.
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 2018 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 www.crd.bc.ca/climate.
The Capital Region Housing Corporation annual report summarizes progress on creating more affordable housing and delivering tenant services including the ground-breaking of new construction and housing development underway. An overview of 2018 projects, accomplishments and financial highlights can be found in the CRHC 2018 Annual Report.
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: www.crd.bc.ca/reporting
For Fast Facts on the CRD, please visit: www.crd.bc.ca/about/data/fast-facts
Attachment: 2018 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 www.crd.bc.ca.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Andy Orr, Senior Manager
CRD Corporate Communications