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What's going on?

We are updating our 2016 Official Community Plan (OCP). Why?

  • Our community is growing

  • The climate and economy are changing

  • We have plans for community facilities, housing, and infrastructure

  • New lands have been acquired.

An updated OCP will provide a clear, detailed coordination of our work going forward and help make sure we continue to manage Toquaht Lands according to Toquaht values.

What's an OCP?

An Official Community Plan (OCP) is basically collection of policies, procedures, and maps that guides how we steward, develop, and manage Toquaht Lands. It considers many things related to our lands: culture, housing, economic development, infrastructure, climate change issues like sea level rise, etc. Our updated OCP will be guided by Toquaht culture and values.

 
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Who's working on it?

You are! Participation from Citizens is very important and there will be various opportunities for Citizen engagement throughout the project, including youth and Elders. Stayed tuned for opportunities to get involved.

An OCP Advisory Group has been brought together to help lead this project, made up of Toquaht staff and leadership.

This work is also being supported by EcoPlan International, a Vancouver-based community planning firm.

 
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What's the timeline?

This project began in August 2022 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.

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We want to hear from you!

We’ll be hosting a community wide engagement session at the December 2022 Quarterly Peoples’ Assembly, so please keep an eye out for your invitation.

Project updates and opportunities to get involved will be posted on this page here, so please check back often. We will also be sharing updates through newsletters and Facebook posts.

 

For more information, please feel free to contact:

BRETT FREAKE

Manager of Lands and Resources

Toquaht Nation

brettf@toquaht.ca

250-726-4230 ext. 261

 
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