Being launched as a Pilot for Fall 2022, #exploreBCruralislands will support shoulder visitation for Cormorant, Cortes, Gabriola, Hornby, Quadra. The Pilot will focus on honouring each of these … [Read more...] about #exploreBCruralislands – RIEP’s Sustainable Tourism Initiative Awarded Destination BC Co-Op Grant
British Columbia’s rural islands are social and cultural gems. They are home to diverse communities of changemakers, innovators, and creators. RIEP serves rural island communities—including Indigenous … [Read more...] about Check out Connection Café Highlights! Jan – May, 2022
"SAVE-THE-DATE" October 19-21st, 2022 Strengthening Connections Across BC's Rural Islands: Exploring ways to overcome challenges, share opportunities, and celebrate the creative fabric of rural … [Read more...] about RIEP Forum 2022 – SAVE THE DATE!
Nov 30 – Connection Café: Emergency Preparedness – Recap From the Frontline: BC’s Rural Islanders Organize For Immediate Solutions To Climate Emergency The Rural Islands Economic Partnerships … [Read more...] about Connection Café: Emergency Preparedness Recap
Strengthening Connections Across BC's Rural Islands: After the success of the October 20-21, 2021 RIEP Forum, we are excited to keep the momentum going with the launch of RIEP monthly "Connection … [Read more...] about Connection Café Networking Showcase – Nov 30th!
"SAVE-THE-DATE" October 20 - October 21 & November 30th, 2021 Strengthening Connections Across BC's Rural Islands: Exploring ways to overcome challenges, share opportunities, and celebrate … [Read more...] about RIEP Forum 2021 – SAVE THE DATE!
Rising Tide Business Services is a grassroots social enterprise specializing in digital marketing for small island businesses, entrepreneurs, and non-profit organizations. Launched in July 2021, the … [Read more...] about No Small Business Is An Island. Or At Least, It Doesn’t Need To Be
For some 30 years the Community Futures Programs of BC, funded Federally by the Western Economic Diversification (WD) agency, have had the mandate to support the economic well-being of rural … [Read more...] about RIEP Advocacy for Community Futures Inclusion
The Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICET), one of British Columbia’s three publicly funded regional trusts, is expanding the number of communities it serves to benefit more people. The expansion … [Read more...] about Island Coastal Economic Trust Expands To More Communities
Island COMEBACK is a digital main street for the businesses and organizations of over 18 rural islands of British Columbia (BC). Francine Carlin is the project lead and founding chair of the Rural … [Read more...] about Island COMEBACK Bolsters Local Ventures