Strategic Priorities

Strategic planning at the CVRD helps to identify the Board of Directors’ goals and align the CVRD’s service delivery with those goals. Using a multiphase approach, the Board establishes certain strategic drivers to guide service delivery. Those drivers are applied to the CVRD’s core services and the Board approves work plans through its financial planning process.


The CVRD 2019-2022 Strategic and Financial Plans are guided by four key drivers:

Fiscal Responsibility: Careful management of services and assets is essential to providing affordable and reliable services to citizens and businesses in the CVRD.
Climate Crisis and Environmental Stewardship and Protection: The CVRD is committed to reducing our impact on the environment and accelerating our actions to adapt and respond to climate change impacts.
Community Partnerships:  The social fabric of our communities and the health and wellbeing of citizens depend on solid and sustainable community partnerships. Collaboration and support are ever present in guiding our service delivery.
Indigenous Relations:  We are committed to reconciliation and relationship building with Indigenous Peoples and specifically K’ómoks First Nation (KFN).

The 2021-2025 approved financial plan was constructed by reviewing the CVRD's Core Services and applying the strategic drivers to ensure the Board's interests are determining services delivered. The 2021 Corporate Plan captures this process and outcome.

In September 2021 the Board undertook a strategic planning session to focus its interest on the final year of the current elected officials’ term of office. The session considered the ongoing impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic which continues to influence service delivery, while setting the stage for formulating work plans and assigning resources during the upcoming 2022-2026 budget setting process. The CVRD’s ten elected officials identified eight priority projects that cover planning for sustainable growth in targeted development areas, improving recreation services, growing our agricultural opportunities and protecting the environment, which includes preparing for climate change and community emergencies. Read the strategic plan here.