What We Do

The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) VIEA is a registered non-government, non-profit society spearheading regional economic development for the entire Vancouver Island and Gulf Island region. The society is funded by memberships, sponsorships and gate receipts from events. Our initiatives that you might recognize include:

VIEA is a collaborative partnership providing opportunities for communities, First Nations, businesses, and other key stakeholders to collaborate on broad-based economic activities to improve the region’s capacity for economic vitality. Annual membership is scaled for accessibility ($165 – $1,000 per year) so that anyone interested in a balanced, resilient economy can afford to participate

VIEA’s primary objectives are to:

  • Promote a sustainable and diversified economy for all residents of Vancouver Island and Gulf Island region
  • Promote strong communities, First Nations, and careful stewardship of our natural resources
  • Provide regional leadership for regional business attraction, retention and expansion
  • Promote regional initiatives that strengthen economic capacity

VIEA stands against racism and discrimination in all of its forms. All citizens must live in a society where they feel welcome, safe, and free of discrimination of any kind including racist or intolerant behaviour. We make every effort to combat systemic racism, intolerance and injustice, and promote and celebrate equity, diversity and inclusion for all.



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