A new path forward…

After 2 years of countless community conversations, meetings, focus groups, survey responses the 2018 Cortes Island Economic Action has launched! During this time our community broke new ground in starting an island-wide conversation, resulting in an action-oriented roadmap and springboard designed to help guide us on the path to greater community economic development.  The LEAP … Read more

LEAP Survey Results and Forum Invitation

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

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 on the island, and allowed people to tackle some diverse questions to help shape the LEAP process and make it relevant and valuable to the Cortes community.