Comox Valley Agricultural Plan
The Comox Valley Agricultural Plan (CVAP) has been helping inform the Comox Valley Regional District and stakeholders on agriculture since 2001. Over the last 20 years many of the CVAP recommendations were implemented or advanced. However, several recommendations have become out-dated. CVRD has begun a process to update and modernize the CVAP.
Be Part of the Conversation
Help inform the development of the updated Comox Valley Agricultural Plan.
Online Workshop - June 8, 2023 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Agriculture intersects with many issues that affect our day to day lives, including small businesses, food security, water management and emergency planning. Join us on June 8, 2023 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm via Zoom to discuss the Comox Valley Agricultural Plan Update and provide your input into key issues and opportunities for supporting the Comox Valley's agri-food sector.
In-person workshops were held at the Merville Hall on May 10, 2023 and May 17, 2023 on the topics of land use planning, emergency planning, water and business vitality.
Share Your Thoughts
Couldn't make the in-person workshops? You can still provide your input on the specific issues below until June 30, 2023. Watch the recording and take a look at the presentations and information below. Click on the survey link and share your thoughts. Note: there are four parts to the survey, one for each information session that was held. No questions are mandatory and you are welcome to answer as many (or as few) questions as you like.
Land Use Planning and Agriculture: explore how existing CVRD planning tools reflect agricultural priorities and discuss how they can be used to benefit the agriculture sector. Presentation
Emergency Planning and Agriculture: explore the role of the CVRD, member municipalities, and other partners in supporting emergency preparedness and response for agriculture. Presentation
Agricultural Priorities and Water: explore the role of the CVRD in watershed stewardship and participate ina review of the priorities identified in the Tsolum River Agricultural Watershed Plan to highlight opportunities for the Agricultural Plan. Presentation
Business Viability and the Agri-Food Sector: discuss elements of success for healthy agricultural businesses. Explore existing resources and help identify gaps that may exist. Presentation
Factsheet - 10 Areas of Influence of Local Governments in Agriculture Planning
Click on the survey link and share your thoughts.
Are there other ways to provide input?
Other feedback on the CVAP may also be provided through discussions with Jodi MacLean, Senior Planner at 1-800-331-6007 or through written submission to Planning and Development Services.
Please submit your input by June 30, 2023, thank you.