North Island Tourism Forum
In 2016, EcoPlan assisted the Regional District of Mount Waddington with the design and facilitation of a Community-to-Community (C2C) Forum to discuss the tourism sector on Northern Vancouver Island. The Forum looked to identify market opportunities and regional tourism priorities and above all, addressed the question of how North Island businesses, First Nations, local governments, industry experts and citizens can come together to move from planning to action in the tourism sector. Elected officials, staff, private sector operators, not-for-profits representatives and other community members were in attendance at the forum, including over 40 local leaders representing more than 10 communities on the North Island. Following the Forum, EcoPlan produced a summary report that included action items and work plans to assist the region with implementing solutions for issues identified at the forum.