Professional Associations and Memberships

Township staff, council and the municipality are part of various professional and community associations.

These can include:

  • Member-benefit professional associations
  • Designation-granting associations
  • Certifying bodies
  • Professional regulatory bodies

Professional associations bring together many industry experts to share news and updates in their field. They allow for the continued professional development of staff and help keep the Township connected to emerging trends and best practices.

2023-2024 Professional Association Memberships

American Public Works Association (APWA)

Government Financial Officers Association of BC

Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC)

Greater Vancouver Fire Chief’s Association (Affiliate member)

Archives Association of British Columbia (AABC)

Greater Victoria Fire Chiefs Association

Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA)

Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association

Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)

Irrigation Industry Association of British Columbia

Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA International)

International Association of Fire Fighters

Association of Records Managers and Administrators Vancouver Island

International Economic Development Council (P4)

Association of Vancouver Island Coastal Communities (AVICC)

International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC)

BC Construction Safety Alliance and specifically the Technical High Angle Rescue Program

International Municipal Signal Association (ISMA)

BC Water and Waste Association (BCWWA)

Local Government Management Association

British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association

Lifesaving Society 

British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA)

Local Assistant to the Office of the Fire Commissioner

British Columbia Municipal Safety Association

Local Government Management Association (LGMA)

Building Officials Association of BC

Local Government Management Association of British Columbia

Canadian Assessment, Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Society

Master Municipal Construction Documents Association (MMCD)

Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs

Municipal Information Systems Association of British Columbia

Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators

Canadian Institute of Planners

National Fire Prevention Association

Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

National Payroll Institute

Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM)

Planning Institute of British Columbia

Canadian Public Relations Society

Project Management Institute (PMI)

Canadian Society of Safety Engineering

Recreation Facilities Association of BC

Certified Human Resources Professional Association

Solid Waste Association of North America

CivicInfo BC Society

South Island Prosperity Partnership

Chartered Professional Accountants of BC

Technical Safety BC

Destination Greater Victoria

Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)

Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC)

Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM)

Environmental Operators Certificate Program

Urban Development Institute Capital Region

Esquimalt Chamber of Commerce

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance membership

Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)

Victoria Chamber of Commerce

Fire Chief’s Association of BC

Victoria Esquimalt Harbour Authority

Fire Training Officer Association of BC

Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada