Steering Committee Resources

Steering Committee

The LEAP Steering Committee is responsible for guiding the LEAP process and the development of the action plan, and providing direction to the LEAP consultant and coordinator.

The committee is composed of representatives from the island’s various economic sectors including: retail, health, building and trades, tourism medical marijuana, aquaculture, learning / professional development and social profit, together with the Regional Director and CIBATA President.

The committee meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Pioneer Room at Manson’s Hall. Meetings are open to all residents in a gallery setting. Public presentations are invited, and will be received at the beginning of the meeting. If you wish to attend, please provide courtesy notification to the chair Adam Schick. Adam can be contacted via Email

LEAP Support Team

Leap Consultant: Daniel Arbour

Daniel is responsible for designing and delivering the LEAP process, facilitating community engagement, undertaking relevant research and developing the action plan.  

Daniel brings a background in community economic development. He works as a professional consultant and Administrator for the Hornby Island Economic Enhancement Corporation, and has produced a Local Economic Action Plan for Hornby. He has also worked for EcoTrust Canada on economic development initiatives in Clayoquot Sound.



LEAP Coordinator: Helen Hall

Helen is responsible for coordinating LEAP meetings, events, and communications. She also provides support to the steering committee and assists Daniel with data analysis and documentation.

Helen has a background of program administration and project management gained from working in the social profit and local government sectors. She has been resident on Cortes for 3 years.


Leap Committee Members

Adam Schick   Chair

Noba Anderson Regional Director

Eric Hargrave Vice Chair

Colin Funk      CIBATA President      

Heather McKenzie     

Bill Dougan

Romina Wendell

Fred Savage

Mark Lombard

Georgina Silby

Dave Nikleva

Dan Hilton

Terri Story

Mary Lavalle     Alternative Director (maternity leave cover)