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
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, support, and networking opportunities for businesses to succeed. We are thinking about ways to build our local economy while protecting the environment and ecology and we want to hear from you. This survey is about gaps and opportunities. We want to know what you think is missing – are there products or services you’d like to be able to get here? Are things you want to make or produce that you think the community could benefit from? We want to know if there are enough spaces for making and producing things in our community. What would it take to create new opportunities? And where would it make sense to create these opportunities?
Please watch our informational video and take the survey to add your voice!
This survey is open to residents of Gabriola, Mudge, and DeCourcy Islands.
You will need to enter a password to complete the survey. It is: Gabriola 2021 ***Please note the space in between the word and the numbers.***
Password: Gabriola 2021
The password is case sensitive and there is a space in between the word and the numbers.
Virtual Town Hall – Thursday June 17 3:00-4:30 on ZOOM
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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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.