How to Participate

The District of Tofino Mayor and Council greatly value community input. There are several ways residents can forward concerns, suggestions and questions to Council:

Attend Council Meetings

All regular Council and Committee meetings are open to public attendance. 

The public gallery is expected at all times to show due respect towards Council, its decision making process and the public office held by its members. While attending a Council meeting please:
  • Turn off or silence your cell phone;
  • Do not applaud or otherwise interrupt the proceedings;
  • Refrain from vocal outbursts, and rude or offensive behaviour.

CLICK HERE to learn about the ways the public can participate at a Council meeting.

Participate at a Public Hearing

Public Hearings are held to provide the public with an opportunity to convey their views on proposed amendments to the District’s Zoning Bylaw or Official Community Plan Bylaw.

Public Hearings are noted on the Council Calendar.

Submit Written Input

Make a written submission to Council or Committee about a matter on a meeting agenda or within the jurisdiction of the District of Tofino. 

Mayor and Council (or Committee, where appropriate)
District of Tofino
PO Box 9
Tofino BC V0R 2Z0

You may also direct comments to or fax to 250-725-3775. Your letter must include your name and contact information. Please note that in most instances written and email correspondence addressed to Mayor and Council become public documents once received by the District.

If you wish to have your correspondence included in an agenda package, the deadline for submissions is noon, the Wednesday prior to the meeting.

Submitting a Petition to Council

A petition is a document addressed to Mayor and Council (or a Committee) and signed by an unspecified number of individuals. In most cases, a petition is a request to provide support or opposition to a matter under debate.

In order to be considered, a petition must:

  • be addressed to Council (or Committee);
  • state the request (i.e. to support or oppose a matter) on each page of the document;
  • contain the printed names, addresses and signatures of the petitioners making the request; and
  • note on each page of the signed petition that petitions received by the District of Tofino are deemed to be public records and names and addresses are subject to public disclosure and may be published in a meeting agenda, which is posted on the District’s website, if the matter comes before Council or Committee.

Petitions should be submitted to the Manager of Corporate Services at the Municipal Office. You may fax your petition to 250-725-3775 or email to

Please Note: The original petition must still be submitted to the Municipal Office.

 Volunteering on a Committee or Advisory Body

To find out about current opportunities and how to become a volunteer committee member click here.

Contact Us

Corporate Services
PO Box 9, 121 Third Street
Tofino BC V0R 2Z0
(T) 250-725-3229
(F) 250-725-3775