Events & Outreach

Use the links below to access all of the areas of the LEAP website where you can be informed about the Local Economic Action plan but most of all - contribute your ideas and enthusiasm to this grassroots initiative.  

Recent Posts

Eyes Wide Open:Cortes

By Colin Funk | February 15, 2018

Do not miss this opportunity!

LEAPing on air!

By Colin Funk | February 5, 2018

LEAPing on air! Listen to CIBATA Director Colin Funk as he shares his thoughts with Roy Hales of The Eco Report and Cortes Radio on the current development of the Cortes Island Local Economic Action plan.  You can listen to the podcast by linking to The ECOreport on Economic Development and Preserving Cortes Core Values: … Read more

LEAP Survey Results and Forum Invitation

By Colin Funk | January 29, 2018

The Cortes Local Economic Action Plan (LEAP) is an initiative for the Cortes Island Business and Tourism Association (CIBATA). The LEAP goal is to foster community economic development through community engagement and planning. We are taking the Official Community Plan’s strategic vision, building on the multitude of ideas generated at our 2015 Economic Development Forum, … Read more

LEAP Launch Forum

By cortesisland2017 | May 11, 2017

LEAP Launch Forum We had a great afternoon at our LEAP Launch forum in April, where community members had chance to meet the new LEAP steering committee and our LEAP consultant, Daniel Arbour, from Hornby Island, and join in an informative and engaging conversation café The conversation café prompted some lively discussions around economic issues … Read more