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.
Love where you live – Support Local!
The Gabriola Island Chamber of Commerce is providing a tool for all local businesses to outline and update their current services being offered, in one common location.
This resource page will assist residents to quickly determine what level of modified business services are available during this difficult time.
Latest News and Projects
The Gabriola Health and Wellness Collaborative (GHWC) has produced the Gabriola Health Report to provide all Gabriolans access to data that reflects the health of our island community. Taking a broad approach to the definition of health, this report provides a comprehensive picture of many aspects of community health. It casts light on the health status of our population and provides information that can help us set priorities for improving the health and wellbeing of our community. It is our hope that this report will prove useful not only to community organizations in their activity and program planning but to all Gabriolans wanting to know more about their community.
The Gabriola Chamber is seeking a Graphic Designer. In the next 2 years the Chamber will require a variety of visual outputs as we embark upon new ways to support local business, redefine our tourism communications, engage the community in the work we are doing and...
Gabriola Island 2020/21 Visitor Guide COVER CONTEST We are looking for an original image that showcases the beauty and vibrancy of island life. The image can be a photograph, painting, drawing or graphic art. A picture is worth a thousand words and we’re looking for...
The "Big Night In" is finally here! We encourage you to make an event of it! Put a blanket out on the lawn, connect some good speakers, order take-out, and serve up some special drinks. Dress up and dance while watching your favorite performing artists from Gabriola...
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.