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.
Mark Your Calendar and Join Us At the Next Virtual

RIEP Connection Café:

Tues. Feb. 22 • 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Featuring a Roundtable with
with farmers, food producers and food resilience champions from:

Cortes, Gabriola, Galiano, Malcolm, Salt Spring, and more!
Exploring how the pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities as well as opportunities related to:

  • Building a robust local and islands wide food economy
  • Bio-diversity in the face of global warming and environmental conditions -fires, drought, floods, freezing, heat dome
  • Addressing the supply gap and strengthening the value chain
  • Best practices for distributing local produced-processed food
  • Connecting local buyers to local producers
  • 'Garden to Table' trends and strategies 
  • Fundraising and marketing successes 


  • Connect with rural island neighbours in topical break-out sessions

  • Preview and Q&A with 'Lovin Of The Land' upcoming feature documentary

Everyone is Invited!
Join Us via Zoom
Tuesday, February 22, 5:00 - 6:30 PM 
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RIEP facilitates a community-building network for inter-island communication, information sharing and collaborative initiatives to support rural islands recovery and resilience through the pandemic and beyond.
Add Your Voice • Membership starts at $25 annually.
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The Islands Vibe Alive & Thriving