The CAO's office is responsible for the overall management of the various CRD programs, provides guidance and advice to the Board on regional issues and services, and fosters relationships with representatives of the municipalities, electoral areas, First Nations, and provincial and federal governments. The CAO's office also provides leadership and support to the Executive Leadership Team and staff, clarifies and communicates CRD Board direction for the organization, and guides corporate-wide initiatives and corporate standards.
Legislative and Corporate Services
Legislative and Corporate Services provides specialized administrative support to the CRD Board and standing committees, including the provision of procedural advice, scheduling of meetings, and preparation of agendas and minutes. As the office responsible for corporate administration, Legislative and Corporate Services is also responsible for the maintenance and access to corporate records including minutes, reports and bylaws. Legislative and Corporate Services also administers elections and referenda, and coordinates the records management function for the organization. Legislative and Corporate Services is also responsible for management of Freedom of Information Requests received by the CRD.
First Nations Relations
First Nations Relations Division provides support to the CRD Board in achieving its stated key strategic goal of building strong relationships with First Nations, as well as to CRD Departments with referral outreach, developing and maintaining service agreements, undertaking joint initiatives, and overall engagement on major regional plans, strategies and regionally-specific interests. In addition to meeting legislative requirements around First Nations engagement, The CRD Board recognizes the value of greater collaboration with First Nations in providing an opportunity to identify common areas of interest and opportunities, build relationships and foster cooperation. There are 10 principal First Nations with Reserves in the CRD and an additional 8 First Nations who’s traditional territories include a portion of the CRD. Read more >>
Human Resources operates in-house professional human resource services to all departments and divisions of the Capital Regional District. Human Resources provides leadership, consultation, guidance and professional support to the following areas: employment services; labour relations services; compensation services; benefits services; coaching and employee performance management; training and organizational development; occupational health, safety and wellness; workforce strategies and development; human resource information systems and records; and policy development and administration.
Corporate Communications provides communications, public relations and media services to the CRD. With direction from the Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Communications supports the CRD Board, Senior Managers and all departments in informing and educating regional audiences (including residents, businesses and other stakeholders) on the collective goals, programs and services of the CRD.
Salt Spring Island Administration
Salt Spring Island Administration oversees and is accountable for a variety of CRD services on Salt Spring Island, including local utility operations (water and wastewater), transportation, economic development, and community parks and recreation.