First Nations

Improving accessibility for First Nations is a key component of the Connected Coast project as many First Nations communities on Vancouver Island and along coastal BC, do not have access to adequate internet.

The project partners–CityWest and the SRD–are committed to working with First Nations to ensure that the project is implemented in a manner that is respectful to First Nations governance, traditional-use lands, history and culture.

Engagement with First Nations will be ongoing throughout the project to ensure the infrastructure will meet the needs of their communities.