The Rural Islands Economic Partnership (RIEP) leads, inspires, and cultivates sustainable economic resilience and community well-being through collaborative initiatives and partnerships for the benefit of BC's rural islands and the Indigenous Communities who have traditional or reserve lands on these islands.
Strengthening Connections Across BC's Rural Islands
Connect with fellow rural islanders to share experiences, explore opportunities, collaborate to overcome challenges, and celebrate the
creative fabric of rural island businesses and communities.
Wed. October 20 - Thurs. October 21
9 AM - 12:30 PM

Inviting YOU to participate in a unique
virtual event guaranteed to be jam-packed with programs
presented through a rural islands lens:

  • Learn about the ways rural islanders are navigating the 'new normal'
  • Network with fellow rural islanders
  • Connect with makers & shakers
  • Have your say with 'top of mind' polling
  • Ask questions; be heard; and engage in meaningful conversations!
And of course, we do it Islands-style – with the
RIEP Forum Arts + Product Showcase & Campfire Style Town-Hall

Keeping the Islands Vibe Alive!

➡️ Register at RIEPForum.ca ⬅️

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The RIEP Connection Café
A unique opportunity to meet 1-on-1 or in small groups with rural island entrepreneurs, visionaries, and community builders. Make connections, share experiences and learn from each other in a relaxed environment.
'Ask Me' Sessions
Meet-up, inquire, and learn about resources and tools, presented through a rural islands lens, featuring:

  • Rising Tide Business Services – offering easy on your budget digital marketing tools
  • Export Navigator – providing ways to extend sales beyond borders
  • Provincial & Federal Staffers – sharing updates and info about funding sources and more
Moderated Panels
  • Doing it the Islands Way: Success Stories for Year-Round Sustainability

  • Social Enterprise for the Environment: Responding to Climate Change, Restoring Ecosystems
Art + Artisan + Product Showcase
An opportunity for islanders to showcase their unique artistry and products. Have fun sharing achievements with Forum participants. 
Campfire Town-Hall
An interactive, facilitated discussion involving all Forum participants.

Explore ways to continue to build and strengthen solidarity and collaboration among the islands.
*Included with Forum Registration*
NOVEMBER 30
Networking Event &
ALL-ISLANDS ARTS & MUSIC SHOWCASE
Did You Know?
RIEP is a BC based membership organization dedicated to helping to keep the Islands Vibe Alive!
A Special Offer For RIEP Members: 
Receive a FREE subscription* to the 
*Valid for 2021.