We are islanders actively dedicated to the protection of the natural environment and habitats of BC’s Gulf Islands, for now and future generations. We support the Islands Trust federation in achieving its legislated Object.

Role and Objectives

The Gulf Islands Alliance (GIA) is a non-profit, grassroots organization with members based on islands under the jurisdiction of the Islands Trust. We work cooperatively and collaboratively with a network of like-minded individuals and organizations throughout the Trust area. Specifically, we work to:

  • increase the effectiveness of the Islands Trust in fulfilling its “preserve and protect” Object;
  • ensure that decisions regarding growth and development in the Gulf Islands do not diminish the natural environment;
  • protect the terrestrial and marine habitats of the Gulf Islands;
  • ensure that the environmental diversity of our islands is maintained.

2020 Board of Directors

Denman Island: Graham Brazier, Howard Stewart

Gabriola Island: Deb Ferens, Susan Yates

Pender Islands: Misty MacDuffee

Salt Spring Island: Jan Slakov, Ian Peace

Thetis Island:  Doug Fenton

Are the Gulf Islands calling you?

If you would like to do more to preserve and protect these unique  Gulf Islands, you’ve come to the right place.  For the last decade GIA has been a strong, unified voice supporting the visionary Islands Trust Act.  Showing the way to save these vulnerable  islands from excessive growth and development, the Act needs ongoing citizen monitoring and support. GIA is looking for a people wiling to contribute in a tangible, relevant and rewarding way to this important public Trust. We meet quarterly and on line to discuss island issues and forge positive solutions.