Following Stage 3 of BC's Restart, masks are recommended in indoor public spaces including CRD facilities.

All CRD facilities are open and programs are running following provincial direction. We are continuing to deliver essential services and are implementing measures as directed to contain the spread of COVID-19. Further updates will be provided at Stage 4 of BC's Restart.

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The CRD Board Process

Following the guidance released by the Province, all CRD Board and Standing Committee meetings will be held in-person with the option to meet electronically. Click here for an updated meeting calendar. 

Due to limited seating capacity, the public is not able to attend CRD Board meetings in-person at this time. However, the public may continue to view meeting materials and webcasts online. Written submissions and applications to address the Board are encouraged, with a modified process for delegations electronically.

The CRD Board will be welcoming the public back to in-person meetings in Step 4 (earliest September 7).

In response to the Ministerial order, we are updating our process for public notices and hearings for land use applications. For more information, please contact the JDF Office here. To learn more about how to write to & address the CRD Board, click here. For more information on appearing as a delegation at a Board or Committee meeting, click here

To find out if the committee/commission you are interested in has an upcoming meeting, click here for agendas.

Regional Parks & Trails

All CRD Regional and Electoral Area parks, playgrounds, picnic shelters and the Nature Centre at Francis/King Regional Park are open. Picnic shelter reservations are open and can be booked online.

Planning to enjoy a CRD regional park or trail? Pack sunscreen, hats and water with you and follow these heat safety tips. With the announcement of entering Phase 3 of BC’s Restart Plan, water fountains along regional trails have been turned back on. We encourage everyone to be safe and follow provincially recommended health and safety practices.

For more information, please visit: CRD Regional Parks and Trails.

Housing & Shelters

Vulnerable Populations Support

The CRD has engaged with Emergency Management BC, BC Housing and other government and non-profit agencies to identify and assess facilities and locations that may be suitable to house and support vulnerable populations.

Additional Reaching Home Funding Announcement

The CRD is receiving $1.3 million in funding from Reaching Home – the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Strategy, to support the region’s COVID-19 response capacity for those experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. CRD staff are working with the Regional Emergency Operations Centre and community and government partners to develop a strategy for equitable distribution of this funding where unsheltered people have been identified as needing urgent support.

Tenant Information

Electoral Areas

For more information on the electoral areas of Salt Spring Island, Southern Gulf Islands and Juan de Fuca, visit

For information about the Electoral Area Emergency Programs visit:


You can make a difference and support a safe restart by following the latest public health guidelines in BC's Restart plan.

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COVID-19 Support and Information