The Comox Valley Reconciliation Advisory Table

In late 2022, Comox Valley local governments, urban Indigenous groups and the K'ómoks First nation formed a Reconciliation Advisory Table intended to guide local governments down the path of meaningful reconciliation.

Who We Are 

The Advisory Table is made up of regular participants from K’ómoks First Nation, Indigenous Women’s Sharing Society, Kumugwe Cultural Society, MIKI'SIW Métis Association, Sasamans Society, the Upper Island Women of Native Ancestry, the City of Courtenay, CVRD, Town of Comox and the Village of Cumberland.

The following groups have expressed an interest in the work of the Advisory Table and have asked to stay informed about its activities: Homalco First Nation, Klahoose First Nation, Laich-Kwil-Tach Treaty Society, Laichwiltach Family Life Society, Northern Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society, Qualicum First Nation, We Wai Kai Nation and Wei Wai Kum First Nation.

We are pleased to feature the digital artwork of Jessie Everson, who has lent us his time and talent to help us communicate our reconciliation journey through his beautiful graphics.

What We Do

Our members have determined that they will focus their work in two key areas:

Develop an Action Plan for local governments that proposes reconciliation initiatives which are appropriate and meaningful to the Indigenous community and support a healing journey

Provide advice on proposed local government initiatives to include an Indigenous viewpoint that will help staff and elected officials to take a thoughtful and culturally safe approach to partnerships or collaboration with Indigenous partners.

Latest News and Events

Advisory Table Summary Report Now Available
Read our first summary report to find out more about the work that we've completed and what is to come. 

Summary Report 1: Laying the Foundation