Resilient Saanich: Environmental Policy Framework

Saanich has started a process to develop 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 Milestone One public engagement period is closed, but you can see all the information at: Resilient Saanich Virtual Open House

You Can Receive Updates and Participate

The framework development and consultation process will take place between 2020 and 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.

"Resilient Saanich" Process

From the Official Community Plan, the vision for the Environmental Policy Framework:

“Saanich is a model steward working diligently to improve and balance the natural and built environments. Saanich restores and protects air, land, and water quality, the biodiversity of existing natural areas and eco-systems, the network of natural areas and open spaces, and urban forests.”

The "Resilient Saanich" Terms of Reference [PDF - 449 KB] guide the process and the detailed milestone timeline [PDF - 111 KB] provides an outline of the project with public participation opportunities. See Factsheet #1: FAQs [PDF - 305 KB] for more project information. 

Here is where we are at in the process:

Detailed timeline [PDF - 111 KB]

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 - 305 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]