Gabriola, Mudge and Decourcy
Community Economic Development
Welcome to a deeper perspective on island life
Whether you are a long time islander or a wanna-be resident, this website is a great source for tapping in and connecting to what is happening in our community.
The island community is inclusive, queer friendly and ability focused. We strive to build sustainability and have a strong network of community organizations with many engaged volunteers that are passionate about creating positive local impact.
There are resources here to help you understand the lay of the land beyond being a visitor.
Latest News and Projects
The Gabriola Chamber is developing an online event series to help bridge the financial gaps that our professional artists have incurred due to the COVID19 crisis.
The Arts & Culture sector is a key economic driver for our island communities. Ticketed events and shows are a huge revenue stream for artists, which the current situation of ‘Stay Home – Save Lives’ has ended.
And in this time of social distancing and self isolation the general public is turning to the arts for joy, mental wellbeing and connection.
There is many options for free streaming going on and we applaud the generosity of online communities bringing entertainment into our homes.
This initiative is not to compete with what is out there, but rather offer a platform for local artists (of all kinds) to offer some financial support while they make plans to pivot and create new streams of income.
MORE INFO & LINK TO APPLICATION COMING SOON!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified when applications is ready.
Community Business Directory
The Directory component is a newly developing resource for locals and visitors alike. Sign up is free for all local businesses and enterprises and we hope to encouraged the use of it widely.
The 3 linked websites, Tourism Gabriola, the Gabriola Chamber and this site are all fed by the same directory database. The goal is to get all businesses, community organizations and enterprise listed for the 3 islands in one, online searchable place, for both locals and visitors to use. The more fully subscribed the Directory becomes the better it will be as a tool for marketing, promotion, collaboration and networking.
The goals for this Community Economic Development site
To be full of resources, links and information for the many kinds of enterprise on the island.
To create a positive mindset and approach to our local economy, where we collaborate to build sustainability and we understand that fostering resiliency creates positive community wellbeing.
To connect, network and info share between local businesses, residents, organizations and visitors.
To share the projects, collaborations and initiatives being worked on by the Community Economic Development Officer.