Community Consultation

An Official Community Plan (OCP) aims to reflect the collective vision of the community for the future. For this reason it's important that we hear from residents, businesses and visitors to Esquimalt.

A public hearing on the proposed OCP was held on May 28, 2018. The OCP was adopted on June 25, 2018. 

Please click here to view the Official Community Plan. 

Past Events

OCP Housing Policies Review - Special Committee of the Whole Meeting
On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, Esquimalt Council held a Special Committee of the Whole Meeting to discuss new housing policies for the Official Community Plan.


The meeting was recorded and can be viewed online.

OCP Open House

The OCP Open House was held on June 7, 2017 at the Archie Browning Sports Centre Lounge. For those not able to attend the Open House, proposed maps and policies were posted online for public input from June 8 to 20, 2017.

More than 85 people attended the open house to review the draft policies being proposed to move Esquimalt forward over the next 10+ years. The Township received 97 written submissions from residents and other stakeholders wishing to provide feedback on the draft policies.

To view the public input received from the OCP Open House click here.

Affordable Housing Workshop

The Affordable Housing Workshop, facilitated by the Whistler Centre for Sustainability, was held on May 5, 2017 at the Archie Browning Sports Centre. This informative and interactive one-day workshop involved bringing together a diverse group of participants including local government, builders, developers, architects, non-profit organizations, and residents.  The examination of affordable housing policies forms part of the OCP review.

The Affordable Housing Workshop Summary Report is available for download.

Looking Forward Forum

In May 2016 the Township conducted the Looking Forward Forum and Survey. We heard ideas from 459 community members on how to move Esquimalt forward over the next 10, 20 or 30 years in the areas of: arts, culture & heritage; community health & safety; economic development; environment; parks, trails & recreation; planning & development; and transportation & infrastructure.

The following results are available for download:

  • Summary: Looking Forward Consultation Results (PDF)
  • May 4th Looking Forward Forum Input (PDF)
  • "Looking Forward" Survey Results (PDF)
  • Youth Input (PDF)
  • Written Submissions (PDF)

Age-Friendly Assessment

In Spring 2016 the Township conducted an age-friendly assessment to ensure older adults in the community are supported to live active, socially engaged, and independent lives. The assessment recommends age-friendly goals, objectives and policies for the review of Esquimalt’s Official Community Plan.

Kick Off Survey

In Fall 2015 the Township conducted the OCP Review Kick Off survey. Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey. We received 539 responses to the survey with 83% of respondents being Esquimalt residents. The kick off survey will help to identify some key community priorities to focus on early in the review process, as well as provide valuable information on how to collect public input in the future.

To view the "Kick Off" survey results click here.

Future Events

Don't miss out on future events, surveys or announcements by registering to receive Official Community Plan Review updates directly to your E-mail inbox. To subscribe for E-mail notifications, please click here.

For more information, please contact: 
Bill Brown, Director of Development Services
Tel: 250-414-7146