Rethink Comox Valley

Welcome to Rethink Comox Valley. On this page you will find important information about what services the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) provides, how these services have been impacted by COVID-19 and what we are doing to help our community recover from this pandemic. 

About the Comox Valley Regional District

The CVRD provides 98 services for Comox Valley residents including:

  • Essential shared regional infrastructure like sewer and water.
  • Recreational facilities, programs and parks that support our mental and physical health.
  • Fire protection for electoral areas.
  • Planning services that guide the sustainable development of our region.
  • Solid waste services (in partnership with the Strathcona Regional District)
  • Funding for local hospitals (in partnership with the Strathcona Regional District)

Impact of COVID-19 on CVRD Services

A Thoughtful Review

As our community began to restart in the summer of 2020, it was time to transition away from responding to the pandemic and Rethink our services. As a new normal set in, the board asked staff to consider how the CVRD should adapt to better respond to priorities of residents and aid in community recovery. All actions were driven by the CVRD’s key drivers of fiscal responsibility community and social wellbeing, indigenous relations and climate crisis, environmental stewardship and protection.

Taking Action

Highlights of Rethink Comox Valley include:

All of the CVRD’s Rethink Comox Valley actions can be found at

Next Steps

The Rethink Comox Valley plan is a step along the path to continued effective and efficient service delivery. The priorities set now will help define budgets for next year and beyond.

How the Plan will be Funded

Local government services depend on tax dollars, and the CVRD primarily uses property taxes to fund its activities.

While participation in CVRD services vary depending on your community, your tax dollars can help to support community groups, clean water, treated wastewater and regional parks and greenspaces.

More information on the CVRD's response to COVID-19 can be found at

Click here to download a PDF version of this plan or watch the video below.