The Capital Regional District (CRD) provides local government services to electoral areas and enables municipalities and electoral areas to cooperate to deliver efficient and effective services across jurisdictional boundaries.

The Capital Regional Hospital District (CRHD) has a parallel but separate mandate to participate in funding and developing the region's health infrastructure. The Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC) is a wholly-owned, non-profit corporation of the CRD that provides affordable housing.


Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government. The CRD Board is comprised of elected officials from municipalities and electoral areas who represent residents while advancing the interests of the region as a whole. Each director also serves on the CRHD and CRHC regional boards. Read more >>


Residents are represented, participate and realize benefits through three distinct types of CRD services:

  • Regional, where all 13 municipalities and three electoral areas are served
  • Sub-Regional, where two or more jurisdictions are served
  • Local or Electoral Areas, where only one jurisdiction is served.

Commissions are created to provide community input into specific CRD services. In some cases they have delegated authority, such as the Juan de Fuca Water Distribution Commission.


The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) ensures Board policies and direction are implemented, oversees the operations and functions of the CRD and aligns the organization to achieve strategic priorities set by the Board.

The CAO has overall administrative responsibility for the management of administrative operations and ensures that the policies and direction of the board and its other entities are implemented. The CAO also provides leadership to the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and staff.

The Executive Leadership Team (ELT) is led by the Chief Administrative Officer and includes the Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Officer and General Managers as the officers of the corporation. The ELT manages and aligns the organization’s activities and resources to achieve the region’s corporate priorities and service delivery mandate.

Departments, Divisions, Programs and Other Services

The CRD's 200+ services and programs, infrastructure and financing are delivered through an organizational structure that includes, departments, divisions, partnerships, contracted service arrangements and volunteers. Read more >>

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