Community Economic Development Advisory Committee
The role of the Community Economic Development Advisory Committee is to advise Tofino Council on matters related to the District's socio-economic development. The Committee helps guide development of a strategic plan to identify Tofino's socio-economic goals, priorities and targets, it provides advice on issues involving business retention, expansion and attraction, and makes recommendations on how Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) funds from the Province might best be used to support tourism.
Learn more about the Community Economic Development Advisory Committee's functions in the Terms of Reference.
On April 18, 2014, CEDAC and the District of Tofino undertook a "Business Walks" program in partnership with the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism, and Skills Training, the Tofino-Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, and the Tofino Business Association. Business Walks are a tool to gather and track the pulse of local businesses and help community leaders identify measures and actions that ensure jobs, goods and services stay in a community. Read the Final Report.
In 2018, the Committee supported the Tofino-Long Beach Chamber of Commerce in finalizing and maintaining the Invest Tofino: Community Profile.
Who We Are
The Community Economic Development Advisory Committee is established and its members appointed by Tofino Council. The Committee consists of 13 members:
- Two Council members
- One representative from the Tofino-Long Beach Chamber of Commerce
- One representative from Tourism Tofino
- One representative from the Tofino Business Association
- One representative from Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations
- One representative from Ahous Business Corporation
- One representative from the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust
- Five members of the public who represent a breadth and diversity of community interests
To view the current membership list click here.
The District's Chief Administrative Officer serves as the staff liaison.
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