Over the last 6 months, the WLC has been working with the communities of Sidney, North Saanich and Central Saanich to develop policy recommendations to include in their updated Official Community Plans.
In June, the municipalities of Central and North Saanich and the Town of Sidney hosted a W̱SÁNEĆ members community forum to learn about Indigenous concerns and hopes for the future of W̱SÁNEĆ territory.
The ideas put forward in this forum, compiled in this recently released report,
along with the policy recommendations made by the WLC are now being worked into the new Official Community Plans and will be ready for further review in September.
The WLC will continue to advocate for the inclusion and implementation of the recommendations put forward through our committee meetings and through the community forum.
Many thanks to the community members that attended and spoke at the Forum, their voices are greatly appreciated.