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The Blue Economy: Vancouver Island’s Next Economic Engine

With considerable attention being paid to Canada’s oceans economy, it is critical that Vancouver Island is at the forefront of this work as a leader in innovation, conservation, and creating opportunities for all coastal communities that will have net positive economic and social benefits across Indigenous and non-Indigenous coastal communities.

Join Jennifer Woodland, Chair, Canadian Aquaculture Industry Association & Kate Moran, President & CEO, Ocean Networks Canada in this important conversation at the hybrid ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit taking place October 27th & 28th at the Vancouver Island Convention Centre and online.

Canada’s blue economy is a major economic engine in our nation responsible for 1.6% of Canada’s total GDP, and sustaining nearly 300,000 jobs across Canada’s three coasts.

Wood Industry Forum III

It’s time for industry stakeholders to come together and pursue 21st-century solutions. Hosted by the Tseshaht First Nation, and sponsored by Inland GroupMNPSan GroupTFL 44 LP, and Western Forest Products, VIEA’s third Island Wood Forum will be held on Tuesday, October 12th from 8:30am to 4:30pm at the Alberni Athletic Centre.

There’s a lot to consider!

  • VIEA has data to share from its recent Waste Wood Recovery pilot project with the K’omoks and Qualicum First Nations;
  • The BC government has recently released its modernization plan for BC Forest Policy;
  • The work of the Huu-ay-aht First Nation and Western Forest Products related to Economic Reconciliation in the forest sector;
  • And, issues of sustainability and natural resources management brought to the forefront recently in Fairy Creek, demand our attention.

The complete Wood Industry Forum agenda is under construction. Watch for updates…

This is an opportunity for industry stakeholders to come together and consider these and other issues and opportunities important to the industry. We welcome you to join the conversation!


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