Gabriola Island Chamber of Commerce

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Circular Economy Accelerator Program

Circular Economy Accelerator Program

A new business accelerator program is launching on Vancouver Island and on the Sunshine Coast to spur the transition to a sustainable, resilient economy. The Circular Economy Accelerator Program, an initiative of Vancouver Island Coast Economic Developers Association (VICEDA) and Synergy Foundation, provides hands-on support to businesses north of the Malahat and on the Sunshine Coast who seek to adopt circular economy principles, reduce waste and emissions, increase revenue, and develop innovative practices. This program – the first of its kind in Canada – will position participating businesses as leaders in the circular economy, attracting talent and investment, increasing revenue, and paving the way to a prosperous, sustainable, and resilient future for the community.

The program will offer hands-on support to 16 businesses located north of the Malahat and on the Sunshine Coast. For a participation cost of $500, businesses will: 

  • Complete an on-site assessment with a circular advisor to identify circular solutions for their operations,
  • Receive a report outlining key opportunities to reduce waste, energy use, and emissions,
  • Attend facilitated industry-specific workshops to explore circular economy best practices and strengthen industry connections, 
  • Incorporate leading sustainability practices,
  • Identify cost savings and value-add opportunities,
  • Have the opportunity to be featured in a Business Resource Toolkit that will be made publicly available at the end of the program, and
  • Receive a certificate of completion for the Circular Economy Accelerator Program.

Applications for the program close August 31 or until all spots are filled. All business are invited to learn more about the initiative via the info below

See the Press Release HERE
Visit for more details.
Watch the Webinar 
Apply now



Past Chamber News

Business of the Year Awards & Annual General Meeting

2021 Business of the Year Awards Voting is now closed. Winners will be announced at our Annual General Meeting 2022, so make sure you join us! Information below.   Annual General Meeting 2022 You are invited to attend the online AGM for the Gabriola Chamber of...

Holiday Season Guide

Holiday Hours Click here: Holiday Season Guide Love Local Winter Light Up Happening this Saturday, December 18th. Gift Wrapping at the Visitor Info Centre from 10am-4pm Agricultural Coop Winter Market 10am-1pm Photos with Santa from 11am-1pm Live performance...

Business Spotlight – Gulf Island Seaplanes

Gulf Island Seaplanes | Use Our Experience to Save You Time "We’re proud of what we have built. The business can grow, we have a great team and incredibly satisfied customers. It feels good but as a business owner, you still have to be ready for change. And COVID hit...

Island Enterprise Zone Survey

Here on Gabriola we share a commitment to preserve and protect our island community. The Gabriola Chamber of Commerce is a diverse group of entrepreneurs and family-owned enterprises who work together for the common good of our island community by providing services,...

We’re hiring a Social Media Content Manager – Tourism Accounts

Social Media Manager – Gabriola Tourism This role manages the social media marketing and online content for Gabriola Island Tourism as it relates to the execution of the Gabriola Chamber Communications Plan. Reporting to the Executive Director and Office...

Work at the Visitor Centre! Summer Job Opportunity

The Gabriola Chamber is seeking THREE employees for Canada Summer Jobs positions. There are 2 job descriptions with full details linked below. The employees will work primarily from the Visitor Info Centre in the Madrona Complex on North Rd. All tools and training for...

GROW Your Market Outside of BC

Diversify your market. Export today. Did you know you have free one-to-one access to an expert advisor in your region who specializes in exporting? Export Navigator is a program that offers free expert guidance to B.C. businesses on exporting. No matter your size or...

Business Award Winners 2020

Congratulations to the WINNERS of the 2020 Business Awards! A huge thank you to all of the community members who submitted thoughtful and uplifting nominations, we had over 60 in total!  Make sure to follow this Chamber Facebook page as we will be sharing more about...

Gabriola Chamber AGM – Feb 3, 2021

You are invited to attend the Gabriola Chamber of Commerce online 2020 AGM! Join fellow Chamber Members, Directors and Staff as we acknowledge the accomplishments and efforts contributing to the successes of the past year, and share plans for the future. To close the...

Business of the Year Awards

Happy New Year, Gabriola! Let's show some love to our business community! It's time to submit your nominations for the Business of the Year Awards. 2020 was quite a year and it's more important than ever to recognize the incredible community on Gabriola. This year you...