Resilient Saanich: Environmental Policy Framework

Saanich is currently developing an Environmental Policy Framework that is referred to as Resilient Saanich. Resilient Saanich will consider existing and potential future policies, plans, and programs to integrate sustainability and the natural environment.

The initiative is currently in Milestone Two. See the State of Biodiversity Report webpage for updates on this Milestone Two initiative currently under development. 

Current: you can participate in a mapping initiative for the State of Biodiversity Report and the Urban Forest Strategy. Provide your input on locations in Saanich you value adn apprecite or think could use greater support. 

Information from the Milestone One public engagement period can still be viewed at: Resilient Saanich Virtual Open House. Also see the Public Engagement Report [PDF - 17 MB] included in the Milestone One progress report that went to Council August 9, 2021. If you would like to see the whole progress report with appendices that went to Council, please see the Council minutes for August 9, 2021. 

You Can Receive Updates and Participate

The framework development and consultation process will take place until late 2022. If you would like to be involved and kept informed, please subscribe to Resilient Saanich e-Bulletins. As a subscriber, you will receive an email whenever there are project updates and opportunities to participate. See the Resilient Saanich Updates page for past e-Bulletins and other information.

Resilient Saanich Process

New Terms of Reference [PDF - 421 KB] were developed by the Resilient Saanich Technical Committee and adopted by Council on August 9, 2021. The Resilient Saanich Technical Committee Terms of Reference contain a work plan for the three Milestones of the initiative. 

Here is where we are at in the process and opportunities to participate:

Resilient Saanich Technical Committee (RSTC)

Find out more about the Resilient Saanich Technical Committee and their work.

The Resilient Saanich Environmental Policy Framework will provide overall guidance for several plans and areas of activity, including the three areas below. Find out more about current areas of activity (below) and subscribe to the Resilient Saanich e-Bulletins.

Resilient Saanich Factsheets

Factsheet #1: FAQs [PDF - 887 KB]
Factsheet #2: Biodiversity Conservation Strategy Examples [PDF - 867 KB] 
Factsheet #3: Biodiversity Targets [PDF - 509 KB]
Factsheet #4: Biodiversity Conservation Resources [PDF - 540 KB]
Factsheet #5: Biodiversity Related Saanich Reports [PDF - 2 MB]
Factsheet #6: Biodiversity and Protected Areas in Saanich [PDF - 535 KB]
Factsheet #7: Environmental Stewardship Examples [PDF - 556 KB]

Other Languages

Factsheet #1: FAQs in Punjabi [PDF - 959 KB]
Factsheet #1: FAQs in Chinese [PDF - 1 MB]